WHO renames monkeypox to ‘mpox’

CNN — The World Health Organization announced Monday that “mpox” is now the preferred name for monkeypox. “Both names will be used simultaneously for a year, while ‘monkey pox’ is phased out,” the organization said. Monkeypox got its name in 1970, more than a decade after the virus that causes the disease was discovered in … Read more

China’s Covid case count hits record as disagreement grows over tight restrictions

Beijing CNN — China reported a record number of daily Covid infections on Thursday as a nationwide spate of cases ramps up pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday — more than the previous peak of 29,317 on April … Read more

China’s Covid case count hits record as disagreement grows over tight restrictions

Beijing CNN — China reported a record number of daily Covid infections on Thursday as a nationwide spate of cases ramps up pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday — more than the previous peak of 29,317 on April … Read more

Veterans Home COVID-19 outbreak results in $58 million settlement

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a class action lawsuit filed following the deaths of dozens of veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Veterans Home in Massachusetts. “It was with a heavy heart that we reached the finish line on this case,” Michael Aleo, an attorney … Read more