Covid

Carnival Cruise Line has a problem that's great for passengers

Carnival Cruise Line has a problem that’s great for passengers

After the pandemic devastated the cruise industry, many questions remained about how long it would take major cruise lines to return to normal. The answer is sort of split as Royal Caribbean International (RLC) and Carnival Cruise Line (CCA) started their fleets very quickly from ports in the United States. These vessels began returning to …

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Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste |  CNN

Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste | CNN

CNN — Imagine waking up one morning after recovering from Covid-19 to find that your coffee smells like unwashed socks, your eggs reek of feces, and your orange juice tastes metallic. Oddly enough, that’s a good thing: it’s a sign that your sense of smell is still working, even if it’s miswired in your brain. …

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COVID may have driven a major seasonal flu strain to extinction

COVID may have driven a major seasonal flu strain to extinction

Enlarge / A bottle of flu vaccine at a CVS and MinuteClinic pharmacy on September 10, 2021 in Miami. The onset of the pandemic coronavirus wreaked universal havoc – even seasonal flu viruses were not spared. Amid travel restrictions, quarantines, shutdowns, physical distancing, masking, enhanced handwashing and sanitizing, the 2020-2021 flu season has been all …

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Physician burnout has reached 'highest level on record' during COVID, experts want action

Physician burnout has reached ‘highest level on record’ during COVID, experts want action

Physician burnout increased in the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic after a six-year decline that ended in 2020, according to a new study published in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “As the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic are hopefully behind us, there is an urgent need to deal with the doctors …

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China's factory and services surveys suggest the economy is struggling to rebound

China’s factory and services surveys suggest the economy is struggling to rebound

China’s official September manufacturing PMI above forecast Private survey shows factory activity has contracted sharply Growth in services sector activity slowed in September – official survey COVID curbs, easing foreign demand, weak real estate weigh BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing activity slowed growth in September, but slowing service sector growth and a pessimistic …

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Micron earnings suggest chip downturn could be worse than Wall Street expects

Micron earnings suggest chip downturn could be worse than Wall Street expects

Micron Technology Inc. executives warned of a semiconductor slowdown in late June, but now say a “sharp and sudden” drop in demand has exceeded even those expectations, suggesting the current glut of chips could get worse. Micron MU, -1.94% reported a worse-than-expected fiscal fourth quarter on Thursday, with revenue down 23% from a year ago, …

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Confused about COVID right now?  Here's what you need to know about variants and emerging vaccines.

Confused about COVID right now? Here’s what you need to know about variants and emerging vaccines.

As COVID variants continue to emerge, it’s easy to get confused with what’s circulating. (Photo: Getty Images) With multiple variants of COVID circulating at the same time, and as new ones keep emerging, it can be difficult to keep track of them all, let alone know how much of a concern each really is. Adding …

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Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster made available to American adults over 50 this year was highly effective in protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, although its ability to prevent infections is not as strong. The analysis, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity …

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Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster made available to American adults over 50 this year was highly effective in protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, although its ability to prevent infections is not as strong. The analysis, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity …

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Experts predict dual outbreaks of Covid AND flu as flu cases begin to rise in southern states

Experts predict dual outbreaks of Covid AND flu as flu cases begin to rise in southern states

Both Covid and flu could erupt this winter, bringing a dreaded ‘twindemia’, experts fear – with some southern states already feeling the early stages of a flu resurgence. The flu was largely wiped out in the last two years of the pandemic when lockdowns, working from home and the much more transmissible coronavirus limited its …

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