‘Government did nothing’: Mexican, Brazilian response to monkeypox raises concerns

MEXICO CITY, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Francisco’s injuries started after returning home to Mexico City from California at the end of June: First, two spots on his buttocks. Then a week later sores appeared all over his body, his mouth so full of sores that he could hardly speak or drink water. “The pain was … Read more

Polio found in New York sewage as state encourages vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage in suburban New York a month before health officials there reported a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they were vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from sewage samples collected in … Read more

“Living with COVID”: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and citizens to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be as many as a million infections a day this winter, said Chris Murray, head of … Read more

Stephen King plans to fight for the US government in a case against a mega publishing merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block the $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial expected to testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “This is real money for real people,” said … Read more

“Living with COVID”: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and citizens to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be as many as a million infections a day this winter, said Chris Murray, head of … Read more