By Brenda Goh and Martin Quin Pollard SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters)—The giant Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Chongqing announced an easing of COVID curbs on Wednesday, a day after demonstrators in southern Guangzhou clashed with police amid a string of protests against the world’s toughest coronavirus restrictions. The demonstrations, which spread over the weekend to Shanghai, Beijing […]

It’s “going to take many, many years to get back to where we were in 2019 before the pandemic,” Mamas Mamas predicts. When the arrival of COVID-19 reversed a long-running decline in cardiovascular mortality in the United States, racial/ethnic minority groups—particularly Black Americans—were disproportionately affected, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Trader on the floor of the NYSE Source: NYSE Stock futures fell early Monday as social unrest from China’s prolonged Covid restrictions weighed on markets, sending oil prices lower — after Wall Street notched gains during the Thanksgiving holiday-shortened week. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 178 points, or 0.52 . . […]

Restaurants in River North cut their operating hours more during the COVID-19 pandemic than restaurants in any other part of the country, according to a new survey. Some restaurants have stopped serving lunch altogether. Some restaurants are now closed several days a week to remain profitable. On average, River North restaurants in the 60654 ZIP […]

“It’s not enough to look at Massachusetts versus Texas,” Dr. Stokes said. “You have to look at rural Massachusetts versus rural Texas.” Heading into a critical fall booster campaign, Dr. Stokes said, the results spoke to a need for much more proactive vaccination plans tailored to Black Americans, especially rural ones. “Adopting equitable vaccine strategies […]

But in 2021, as the first Covid vaccines became available, a new doubt arose, this time not about the disease itself, but about the vaccine. “Some people don’t believe in medicine,” says El Hilali. “Others watch those conspiracy videos.”  El Hilali witnessed the deadly result of this vaccine skepticism firsthand. “My best friend passed away […]

American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai Chairman Sean Stein Sean Stein U.S. companies in China are worried that a surge in Covid cases in the country will hurt consumer and investment spending right after an upbeat G20 bought a welcomed thaw in official contacts between the two sides, the chairman of the American Chamber of […]

TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – U.S. long-term Treasury yields sank to a more than seven-week trough on Friday while the dollar drooped near recent lows against other major currencies peers as markets continued to digest dovish signals from the Federal Reserve. Expectations of a less aggressive pace of U.S. monetary tightening from as soon as […]

Federal health officials expressed optimism on Tuesday that the nation was better prepared to weather a surge of Covid-19 infections this winter compared with a year earlier, and they renewed their pleas for Americans to get an updated booster shot ahead of the holidays. While the trajectory of the virus remains uncertain, Dr. Anthony S. […]

Charlie Vallee quail-hunting in Georgia in 2020. Vallee won accolades for his counterterrorism work at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Since his death in May, his family has raised more than a million dollars for a foundation in his name. Photo courtesy of Skip and Denise Vallee Charlie Vallee’s friends and family knew something was wrong […]

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