Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

Water crisis threatens tsunami-hit Tonga; New Zealand aid on the way

Water crisis threatens tsunami-hit Tonga;  New Zealand aid on the way

New Zealand Navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday The airport could reopen on Thursday Australian Prime Minister speaks with his Tongan counterpart UN plans remote relief operations Jan 19 (Reuters) – Two New Zealand navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island nation reeling from … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano off Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from social media video. Video recorded January 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Extensive damage to the west coast of the main island Airports closed, hampering international … Read more

Distress signal sparks UN concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

Australia and New Zealand send reconnaissance flights to Tonga The Red Cross says 80,000 people could have been affected Two people, including a British, missing Two drowned in Peru Ash clouds from the eruption moving towards New Zealand, Australia SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A distress signal has been detected in a group of isolated, … Read more

Infection can last for more than five days; COVID-19 worse for vacancies

Infection can last for more than five days;  COVID-19 worse for vacancies

January 14 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent COVID-19 studies. These include research that requires further research to confirm the results and has not yet validated the peer review. Many people can still be contagious after 5 days of quarantine After five days of quarantine, approximately one-third of those infected with … Read more

A pandemic can affect the brain development of infants; coronavirus can trigger kidney scarring

A pandemic can affect the brain development of infants;  coronavirus can trigger kidney scarring

Medical personnel using personal protective equipment (PPE) check the temperature of a baby with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a treatment center in an indoor sports center in New Delhi, India, January 5, 2022. REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up January 5 (Reuters) – The following is a … Read more

The virus leaves antibodies that can attack healthy tissues; B-cell antibodies are impaired, Omicron did not beat them

The virus leaves antibodies that can attack healthy tissues;  B-cell antibodies are impaired, Omicron did not beat them

January 3 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent COVID-19 studies. These include research that requires further research to confirm the results and has not yet validated the peer review. The coronavirus leaves self-attacking antibodies on survivors Months after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, survivors have elevated levels of antibodies that can accidentally … Read more

Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility

Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility

December 20 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the results and that has not yet been peer-certified. Omicron infections no less serious, according to first UK data Infections caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus do not appear … Read more

U.S. COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000 as Delta ravaged in 2021

U.S. COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000 as Delta ravaged in 2021

Dec. 12 (Reuters) – The United States reached 800,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the country braces for a potential increase in infections due to time spent indoors in more weather cold and the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus. The milestone means the death toll in the United … Read more

Mixing vaccines boosts immune response; experimental saliva test nearly as accurate as PCR

Mixing vaccines boosts immune response; experimental saliva test nearly as accurate as PCR

December 8 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the results and that has not yet been peer-certified. Mixing vaccines stimulates immune responses A mixed approach to COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, and some combinations even improve immune responses, … Read more