Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht

Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press December 4, 2021, 8:31 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UTRECHT, Netherlands — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on … Read more

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

State workers enrolled in public employee healthcare plans in Nevada will be charged up to $55 per month if they aren’t vaccinated By SAM METZ AP / Report for America December 3, 2021, 1:42 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada will be the first … Read more

How to Respond to the Omicron Variant

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You Listen Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the best New Yorker podcasts. Photograph by Amr Alfiky / Getty Last weekend, just as many Americans were returning from Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends, reports of a new coronavirus variant, called Omicron, began to … Read more

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown for unvaccinated people

BERLIN — The German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states on Thursday imposed a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against coronavirus. “Today we talked about an act of national solidarity,” said outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that restrictions — including some lighter ones on the vaccinated — are required due to Germany’s bad … Read more

Trump’s COVID Coverup

Experience has long stayed the hand of anyone foolish enough to write off the ongoing catastrophe that is Donald Trump. Nevertheless, his latest instance of colossal indifference to anyone other than himself is worth noting. In fact, it’s top-shelf. According to the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump was headed to a … Read more

Germany to tighten coronavirus restrictions

BERLIN — The outgoing German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states are planning to tighten pandemic rules, according to a draft document seen by POLITICO. According to the plan which is set to be adopted Thursday, only those fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19 will have access to venues such … Read more

The Uncertainties of the Omicron Variant

The first case of the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, also known as B.1.1.529, was detected in southern Africa this month. Just a few weeks ago, South Africa, where the most Omicron infections have been detected, was recording around three hundred coronavirus cases a day—one of its lowest averages of the pandemic. Since then, cases have … Read more

Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys’ COVID outbreak is one of the biggest in the NFL this season. Public health experts say it shows that the pandemic is far from over. “Just makes you want to be cautious, because if they’re taking all the protocols and they’re having outbreaks, then we just have to step … Read more

UK calls urgent G7 health ministers’ meeting to discuss Omicron variant

LONDON — Health ministers from the world’s richest seven democracies will convene on Monday to discuss the new coronavirus variant of concern, Omicron, the U.K. government announced Sunday. The urgent G7 meeting, called by the U.K. presidency, will discuss developments related to the spread of Omicron, the government said in a statement. South Africa alerted … Read more

Swiss voters back COVID certificate

Swiss voters in a referendum Sunday backed government measures to fight the pandemic, according to early projections, including a COVID certificate for entry into restaurants, bars and other public places that had sparked vocal opposition. More than 60 percent of voters supported the measure, according to Swiss media and the research institute gfs.bern. The referendum … Read more