British-Pakistani hostage-taker's family says he had mental issues
A familiar guns vs border battle has erupted between Republicans and Democrats in the United States following the Texas hostage-taking by a British-Pakistani assailant even as his family in the UK claimed he was suffering from mental health issues that might have led to his actions.
Moderna CEO says data for Omicron-specific shot likely available in March
"The vaccine is being finished, it should be in the clinic in coming weeks. We are hoping in the March timeframe to be able to have data to share with regulators to figure out next steps," Bancel said at the World Economic Forum's virtual Davos Agenda conference.
Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'
Health: Speaking at a session on COVID-19 on the first day of the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda summit, Dr. Fauci added it cannot be said as yet whether an endemic stage is underway.
Beijing single omicron case draws national attention
The woman's case was widely discussed online and reflects the government's painstaking efforts to track down and isolate every virus case, along with identifying and testing anyone an infected person may have been in contact with. The first reported case of the omicron variant has prompted stepped-up measures in Beijing, just weeks before it hosts the Winter Olympic Games.
China's Xi pushes for greater cooperation on COVID-19, rejects 'Cold War mentality'
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality” at a time of rising geopolitical tensions — a not-so-veiled swipe at the United States.
Omicron penetrates China’s political, financial and tech hubs
China has detected locally-transmitted Omicron infections in the capital Beijing, the financial center Shanghai, and Guangdong, where the southern technology center of Shenzhen is located, which together account for one-fifth of the country’s gross domestic product.