Coronavirus news and updates for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world on Wednesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 7:45 a.m. The continuing shortage of baby formula that has plagued the US for weeks and left parents scrambling to stock up is beginning to spread to Canada. … Read more

They report another increase in suspected cases of COVID-19 in North Korea – National

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new fever cases and six other deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “laziness” in handling the growing COVID-19 outbreak plaguing the unvaccinated nation. . The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill amid a rapid … Read more

Biden administration makes eight more free COVID tests available to US households – CBS Tampa

WASHINGTON, DC (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The Biden Administration is reopening for a third round of US domestic orders while reiterating its calls for Congress to act on additional response funding. to Covid. U.S. households can now request “eight additional free at-home tests at, bringing the total number of free … Read more

COVID Hospitalizations Rise in L.A. County, Means Masks Could Return – NBC Los Angeles

A sharp rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations has prompted Los Angeles public health officials to urge people to once again wear face coverings in indoor public places, even if it’s not required. Many people have gotten used to not wearing face coverings when shopping or in other indoor public places, now that masks are no longer … Read more

Boosted Californians contract COVID at twice the rate of those vaccinated but not boosted – CBS Tampa

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — According to California’s current COVID-19 dashboard, people who get the booster get the virus at twice the rate of people who are vaccinated but not boosted. Driven Californians are also being hospitalized with COVID-19 at a higher rate. To be clear, the data shows that people who are not vaccinated are much … Read more

One million Americans have died of COVID-19; vaccines could have saved a third of them

Nearly 319,000 Americans who died from COVID-19 would have survived if they had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, a new analysis suggests. But despite widespread availability, about a third of the US population remains unvaccinated. On Monday, the US passed the grim milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. More than two-thirds of them have … Read more

2nd Covid reinforcement for the most vulnerable offers benefits: WHO

GENEVA: An expert group convened by the world health organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable people amid the continued global spread of omicron and its sub-variants . In a statement issued Tuesday, the United Nations health agency said there was … Read more

City of Detroit offers Covid treatment – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Rapid tests, on-site evaluations and prescription drugs. That’s what the city of Detroit is now offering residents to help curb covid cases. READ MORE: Two children in Tennessee hospitalized due to shortage of baby formula “What we’ve added to that is the ability to test a person who has a positive test … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledges that saying ‘I’m not holding a hose, mate’ was not helpful in the ACA interview with Tracy Grimshaw

The prime minister acknowledged his infamous “I don’t have a hose, mate” justification for taking a holiday while Australia burned was “not helpful” as he continues to lean into a belated attempt to recast his character ahead of Saturday’s poll. . Key points: Scott Morrison spoke to Tracey Grimshaw on Channel 9’s A Current Affair … Read more