Healthcare

United States expects 1.9 million new cancer cases in 2022

West News Wire: According to the American Cancer Society, 1.9 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2022. Breast cancer will be the most common type, with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) forecasting...

According to the WHO, Omicron cases are doubling every three days

West News Wire: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Omicron form of the coronavirus is spreading substantially faster than the Delta strain in nations with established community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to...

Families get good news on schools but a longer wait on vaccines for Kids

West News Wire: With the omicron strain coming, the pandemic playbook for families with young children received two important changes on Friday — a stomach hit on immunizations but a promising plan for limiting school exposures. They all point...

Biden warns unvaccinated will face “serious disease and death” this winter

West News Wire: US President Joe Biden warned people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 that if they do not get their shots soon, they will face a very bleak and dangerous winter. "I want to send a direct...

‘Omicron is spreading at a rate not recorded with previous variants,’ WHO

West News Wire: The Globe Health Organization has warned that Omicron is "growing at a rate we have not seen with any previous variety," and has urged the world to battle the coronavirus pandemic using all available means. "I need...

According to Singapore, Omicron is more infectious than the Delta variant.

West News Wire: The ministry recommended people who are eligible to be vaccinated, claiming that there is substantial scientific consensus that doing so will protect them from any current or future variations. Early clinical findings imply that the Omicron variation...

Covid-19 drug is effective against Omicron variant: GlaxoSmithKline

West News Wire: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has said that its coronavirus drug called Sotrovimab is effective against the Omicron variant. The British pharmaceutical industry company had conducted a trial against key mutations of the new Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant. According to the Medicines...
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Thousands of Royal Mail employees in UK go on strike for 48 hours

West News Wire: Picket lines have been set up in front of Royal Mail sorting and delivery offices in...
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