Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Melissa Rossi

Monkeypox is 'out of the box' and has Europe on edge

BARCELONA — For decades now, experts believed monkeypox would simply stay put in Africa. This May, the zoonotic virus proved the fallacy of that idea, appearing in 23 countries — many of them in Europe —prompting the World Health...

Despite prediction Omicron could infect half of Europe, residents bristle at new vaccine mandates

In Europe, where the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus led to 7.4 million new reported cases of COVID-19 this past week, Dr. Hans Kluge, regional director of the World Health Organization Europe, made a startling announcement...

'We are playing with fire': European health officials blast CDC's revised COVID isolation guidelines

BARCELONA, Spain — Just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Dec. 27 that it was slashing the isolation time for people who test positive for COVID-19, European governments scrambled to follow the U.S. health...

Europe sounds the alarm over exponential growth of Omicron variant

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the Omicron variant will likely become the dominant coronavirus strain in the 27-member European Union by mid-January.“Like many of you, I’m sad that once again this Christmas will be...

Spreading rapidly in Europe, Omicron variant sparks a wave of new restrictions

BARCELONA — On Friday, hours after the World Health Organization announced the appearance of a new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant in southern Africa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged the 27 countries of the European Union to...

Putin critics cite Sputnik V vaccine debacle as attempt to further divide Europe

On a chilly Monday morning, the first day of March, airport workers in Košice, Slovakia, unloaded crates marked “Sputnik V” and stamped with the accompanying boast “the first registered COVID-19 vaccine,” from a military cargo plane that had just...

Europe's COVID vaccine fiasco continues

BARCELONA — Just when it appeared as if Europe’s much-criticized COVID vaccination rollout might finally be getting on track, new cases of the virus have skyrocketed, curfews and lockdowns have been reinstated and questions about the safety of some...

Why Europe's AstraZeneca vaccine fumble could be bad news for the U.S.

Forget herd immunity. In Europe this week it appeared “herd mentality” was the dominating force in the battle against COVID-19.On Monday, Germany raised a red flag, temporarily suspending use of the AstraZeneca vaccine so that it could investigate possible...

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