Today’s Telegraph headlines

Welcome to your morning Telegraph briefing – a roundup of the main stories we’re covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by e-mail, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. Effects of lockdown fear killing more people than Covid The effects of the lockdown could now kill more people than die from Covid, … Read more

Adams promises to get rid of outdoor ‘vermin infestations’

Mayor Eric Adams showed his appetite for destruction Thursday, taking a swipe at an abandoned, urine-soaked outdoor dining shed in midtown Manhattan and swearing the structures would be “restaurants, not restrooms.” “The blight and disorder we are seeing at some of our sites is unacceptable,” the mayor said, announcing that 24 other sheds outside restaurants … Read more

Royal commission needed on ‘state and federal’ governments’ handling of COVID

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who is leading the charge of a royal commission into the handling of the COVID pandemic, says it is necessary because we could have another pandemic in the future. It comes amid fresh calls for a royal commission into the matter following revelations that Scott Morrison has secretly sworn himself … Read more

COVID may impair brain function, large study finds – POLITICO

Patients recovering from coronavirus infection suffer from increased rates of neurological and psychological problems, according to a large observational study published Thursday. Oxford University researchers combed through more than a million patient records and found that two years after infection, patients who had recovered from COVID-19 were at risk higher levels of psychosis, dementia and … Read more

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announces organizational shakeup, citing COVID mistakes

The head of the country’s top public health agency announced a reshuffle of the organization on Wednesday, saying it had failed to respond to COVID-19 and needed to become more nimble. Planned changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC leaders are calling it a “reset” — come amid criticism the agency’s … Read more

The 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York closes its doors

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) — The 9/11 Tribute Museum in Lower Manhattan will permanently close on Wednesday after being unable to rebound from pandemic-related losses. The 9/11 Families Association, which founded the 9/11 Tribute Museum, hinted in March that the day was coming, after a sharp drop in visitor numbers and revenue since the … Read more

Monkeypox cases jumped 20% last week to 35,000 in 92 countries, WHO says

Monkeypox continues to spread across the world with cases jumping 20% ​​in the past week, according to the World Health Organization. Infections have risen by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 total cases in 92 countries, but almost all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have been … Read more

COVID vaccines and treatments set to move from government to commercialization by 2023

The White House’s COVID-19 response coordinator said the Biden administration is aiming to get out of day-to-day pandemic management and instead focus on planning for future pathogens. “We are working very hard to make sure that the transition happens in a very orderly and very transparent way so that everyone sees it coming,” Dr. Ashish … Read more

Biden signs the Cut Inflation Act, setting a minimum corporate tax rate of 15%

After more than a year of debating costs, taxes, tax credits and regulations, President Joe Biden has finally signed his sweeping tax, health and climate bill into law – albeit a dramatically scaled-down version of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better plan he was pushing for last year. The President signed the new Inflation Reduction … Read more

The timing of the Covid booster shot is ‘more important than the type’

The timing of your coronavirus vaccine is more important than the type of vaccine you receive, the JCVI vice president said. Professor Anthony Harnden told the BBC that Britons shouldn’t be worried about the vaccine they receive because those eligible for the autumn booster program “would not be getting second-rate vaccines”, adding: “this are all … Read more