Aid packages for airlines cancelled
Earlier this month, the General Court of the European Union also struck down a 6 billion financial aid package Germany had granted Lufthansa during the pandemic. Both cases have been brought forward by competitor Ryanair.
Millions of children missed vaccines during COVID
The United Nations says millions of children are at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and polio. New data shows 67 million children around the world missed out on one or more vaccinations over a three-year...
Why the next pandemic could be from Brazil
Scientists see Brazil as a likely cradle of a future pandemic. Rapid rainforest destruction has left 1.5 million square kilometers of land ripe for a bat-borne pathogen to infect humans.
COVID's impact on mental health persists in schools
Even though the COVID 19 emergency declaration has ended, its lasting effects on mental health have not, especially when it comes to our youth. National education advocacy organization the Education Trust is urging school districts to fo...
Memorial to COVID victims opens in Brooklyn
While the COVID-19 public health emergency has finally ended, many are still dealing with the trauma of losing a loved one to the virus. Now, a new memorial in Greenwood Cemetery aims to pay tribute to the lives lost during the pandemic.
U.S. ends COVID-19 health emergency
It's been nearly 1,200 days since the federal government declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Today, that emergency finally comes to an end.
COVID-19 no longer a 'global health emergency'
The World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 is no longer a 'global health emergency' but with strained health systems and continued elevated deaths, the virus remains a concern.
WHO declares an end to COVID-19 emergency
The World Health Organization on Friday declared an end to Covid-19 as a global health emergency, marking a major step toward the end of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.9 million people, disrupted the global economy and ravaged ...
U.S. COVID-19 rates fall to record low
COVID-19 case rates and deaths in the United States are the lowest they’ve been since March 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic or just another calm in the spring before...
Global uptake of COVID vaccines slowing
World Immunization Week is a campaign to highlight problems and solutions linked to vaccine-preventable disease. There's a lot to be done. Millions of kids missed out on essential childhood vaccines during the pandemic, and concerted dri...
India experiencing surge in COVID cases
India has been witnessing a gradual increase in coronavirus infections in recent weeks. A new variant is driving the rise but there's no need to panic, experts say.
China slams WHO over COVID accusations
China lashed out at the World Health Organization for its latest accusation that China withheld crucial data concerning the origin of COVID-19.
Boris Johnson grilled over Partygate
Former U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson clashed with MPs at a hearing over parties held at Downing Street while the rest of the country was in lockdown. The scandal, which drove Johnson out of the prime minister’s office, could now get ...
'Hand on heart': Boris denies lying
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists he did not lie to lawmakers, defending himself at a parliamentary hearing as part of a probe into whether he misled lawmakers over rule-breaking Covid-19 lockdown parties. Johnson faced...
Why Britons are angry at Boris Johnson
More than 200,000 people in the United Kingdom have now died from COVID-19. And for the families left behind, the emotional cost is enormous. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from London, UK.
Boris Johnson in trouble again
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling for his political future as he tries to convince a cross-party committee that he 'unintentionally' misled Parliament over the Partygate scandal. If the committee decides he 'reckles...
Biden orders release of COVID intelligence
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a bill that requires declassification of information related to the origins of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Whether the pandemic was the result of a lab leak from China's Wuhan Institute of Virolo...
China reopens borders to foreign tourists
Just months ago when China was still pursuing its zero-COVID strategy, it would have seemed unthinkable that they would once again be allowing foreign tourists in. But starting today, Beijing will begin issuing all visa types as it remov...
Three years on: Origins of COVID still unclear
It's three years ago today that the novel Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. As COVID-19 spread to the United States in early 2020, the focus of the initial outbreak was a wet market in Wuhan. But now, the origins of the virus are more...
What's causing excess mortality rates?
As the world marks the third year since the start of the pandemic, excess deaths remain high. We asked the experts why that is.
Millions still struggling with long-COVID
It's been three years since the start of the pandemic, and while the country has largely moved on, others are still dealing with long-term COVID. Unfortunately, many medical experts are still scratching their heads.
Ex-CDC chief: COVID-19 'more likely' the result of lab leak
Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday (March 8) during a House Select Coronavirus Pandemic Subcommittee hearing on "Investigating the Origins of COVID-19" that the...
Amtrak resumes service from U.S. to British Colombia
On Monday, March 6, Amtrak will restart direct trips between Portland Ore. and Vancouver, British Columbia, marking full restoration of daily service along this popular route.
Biden seeks funding to investigate COVID relief fraud
President Joe Biden plans to ask congress for more than $1.6 billion dollars to investigate COVID relief fraud.
Research finds COVID remains in the body
Researchers have found the COVID virus can remain in different parts of the body for months after infection, according to findings published in the journal Nature. The US National Institutes of Health's Dr. Daniel Chertow explains.
The renewed debate over COVID origins
Comments by the director of the FBI that a leak from a Chinese lab may have led to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a renewed debate. But scientists point out there still isn't any conclusive evidence as to how the pandemic started...
COVID lab-leak - what do we know?
The FBI said on Wednesday that a Chinese lab leak is "likely" the origin of COVID. But what does the science say?
China slams FBI COVID lab-leak claims
China's government is dismissing recent accusations by the FBI's Director Christopher Wray that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Chinese laboratory as having 'no credibility whatsoever'. It's the latest in a string of similar all...
New report finds COVID came from lab leak
That report has now been provided to the White House and key members of Congress. The shift by the Energy Department is a significant development - joining the FBI in saying the virus likely spread via a mishap at a Chinese lab. Four oth...