Under 60, healthy, vaccinated and boosted? ‘You’re in a pretty good place’ with Covid-19

Under 60, healthy, vaccinated and boosted?  ‘You’re in a pretty good place’ with Covid-19

CNN — Data obtained by CNN from New York’s largest health-care provider indicates you’re very unlikely to become severely ill with Covid-19 if you’re under age 60, up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines and don’t have underlying health problems, backing up a government plan expected to be announced this week that will ease up … Read more

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the Atlantic in June, shattering the all-time record, set in 2018, by 20%, according to the University … Read more

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the antiviral … Read more

UN chief warns world is one step from ‘nuclear annihilation’

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief warned the world Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave the dire warning at the opening of the long-delayed high-level meeting to review the landmark 50-year-old treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and eventually achieving … Read more

Some cities could return to indoor masking. Here’s what you need to know.

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a confusing time, yet again, in the Covid-19 pandemic. Consider this: Covid-19 cases are increasing across the US, driven by the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus yet. Reinfections … Read more

US leads the world in new COVID cases as BA.5 continues to spread and illustrate that the pandemic is far from over

US COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising again and are now trending at the highest levels seen this summer, as the BA.5 omicron subvariant becomes dominant. BA.5 is understood to be the most transmissible variant to emerge in the pandemic and to have an ability to break through vaccination and cause reinfection. BA.5 accounted for … Read more

5 things to know for July 14: Covid-19, Biden in Israel, Jan. 6, Virginia, Sri Lanka

CNN — Food prices in grocery stores and on restaurant menus are still on the rise, but relief may be on the horizon. Some financial experts say food producers’ input costs peaked earlier this year and have been falling. But gas prices, which remain near record levels, are up nearly 60% over the past year, … Read more

Undercounted Covid-19 cases leave US with a blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant

CNN — Official Covid-19 case metrics severely underestimate the true number of infections, leaving the United States with a critical blind spot as the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet takes hold. The Omicron offshoot BA.5 became the dominant variant in the US last week, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Millions of Muslims commemorate Eid al-Adha amid high prices

MINA, Saudi Arabia — Millions of Muslims across the globe — including in countries like Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Kenya and Yemen — were celebrating Eid al-Adha on Saturday, one of the biggest holidays of the Islamic calendar. Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” the revered observance coincides with the final rites of the annual hajj … Read more

Covid-19: When are we getting another shot?

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Look out for your roundup every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, sign up here. CNN — Covid-19 vaccine boosters might look a little different by the end of this year. US regulators advised manufacturers last week to update the Covid-19 vaccine in time for the … Read more