COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse, new study finds

New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19 — as well as the measures helping to keep us safe. The study of 3,103 people with tinnitus was led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), with support from the British Tinnitus…Continue Reading

Shut Down of Los Angeles COVID-19 Test Site for Film Shoot Sparks Social Media Backlash

UPDATE, 1:00 AM, Dec. 1: Shortly after midnight, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reversed a decision to cancel COVID-19 testing at Union Station on Tuesday, and said that all 504 scheduled appointments have been restored. “Working with @LAFD, @Curative & @MetroLosAngeles, my team has worked to reopen testing at Union Station on Tuesday. The 504…Continue Reading

Schumer Uses COVID to Claim It’s ‘Imperative’ for Senate to Hold Hearings for Biden’s Cabinet Before He’s Inaugurated

On this episode of “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer trotted out to the Senate floor on Monday to claim it “imperative” that the Senate begin confirmation hearings for Joe Biden’s cabinet picks immediately after the January 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia — two weeks before Biden’s…Continue Reading

Covid news: Labour to abstain in vote on new restrictions, as England prepares for end of lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour will abstain in the vote over new Covid restrictionsSir Keir Starmer said Labour would abstain in Tuesday’s vote over replacement coronavirus restrictions, saying it would “not be in the national interest” and would be “irresponsible” to vote against them.Earlier in the day, he warned England could be left going…Continue Reading

Covid and government spending: How a lame-duck Trump could blow up Washington on his way out the door

Independent PremiumUSEric Shawn on Trump:”he can’t process the fact that someone who he thinks is so inferior to him won the election”Analysis: The president has lost most of his leverage on the key policy matters facing Congress in the lame duck session, but he could still make life difficult for everyone on his way out…Continue Reading

Moderna CEO Says COVID Vaccine Ready to Roll Out Within Day of FDA Approval in December

The boss of biotech company Moderna has said its COVID vaccine could roll out to Americans within 24 hours of government approval.Stéphane Bancel, CEO of the Massachusetts-based company, told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo today the firm applied for Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—and authorization could come next month.Earlier today,…Continue Reading

Two COVID-19 vaccines available in US in coming weeks: Health secretary

WASHINGTON: The first two vaccines against the COVID-19 could be available to Americans before Christmas, Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday (Nov 30), after Moderna became the second vaccine maker likely to receive US emergency authorisation.The Food and Drug Administration’s outside advisers will meet on Dec 10 to consider authorising Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. That…Continue Reading

Mandatory Covid-19 screenings for foreign workers start tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning tomorrow, employers will have to conduct Covid-19 screening tests for foreign workers at several factories identified by the Human Resource Ministry, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix). For a start, the tests will focus only on high-risk areas in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sabah and…Continue Reading