Category: COVID-19

Moved far from the city during Covid? Pray you don’t lose your job

Even if it meant signing on for a five-hour roundtrip super-commute, millions of Americans fled their cramped apartments for greener, vaster pastures during the pandemic. Many have stayed there, enjoying their backyards, quiet mornings, and distance from the sky-high rents and loud neighbors they would have found closer to the office. Indeed, new Census data […]

US biotech executive sentenced to 7 years in jail for COVID test fraud

(Reuters) – The chief executive of a U.S. biotechnology company that falsely promised investors it could produce a quick and accurate COVID-19 test was sentenced to seven years’ in jail on Friday, the Justice Department said. Keith Berman, 70, of Westlake Village, California, pleaded guilty last December to securities fraud totaling around $28 million. The […]

No link between COVID vaccine, cardiac arrest in young people, new CDC study finds

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data addressing the link, or lack thereof, between the COVID-19 vaccine and sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young adults. The assessment, conducted between June 2021 and December 2022, investigated the death certificates and vaccination records of 1,292 Oregon decedents aged between 16 […]

Moderna puts Kenya plant plans on hold as COVID vaccine demand slumps

(Reuters) – Moderna said on Thursday it had paused its plans to build a vaccine manufacturing facility in Kenya, following a post-pandemic decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines. The company had said in 2022 that it would invest about $500 million in the Kenyan facility and supply as many as 500 million doses of its […]