Tag Archives: COVID

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 — One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months. The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded on Jan. 15, according to the Associated Press. Japan has reported… Read More »

Infectious disease expert agrees with Biden that platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. “I think social media is playing a big role in amplifying misinformation, which is leading… Read More »

There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or… Read More »