Histoplasmosis Lung Infections Widespread Across the US: Study

Histoplasmosis Lung Infections Widespread Across the US: Study

The fungus histoplasma, which causes lung infections, was concentrated in the Midwest in the 1950s and 60s (top map), but now causes significant disease throughout much of the country (bottom).Graphic: Patrick Mazi and Andrej Spec/Washington University An illness-causing fungus known as histohplasma is in the soil of nearly all US states, a new study suggests. … Read more

Markets will shift to a ‘hope’ phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Markets will shift to a 'hope' phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Fresh China COVID-19 worries are threatening to nix any preholiday gains for Wall Street, with stock futures in the red and the dollar higher ahead of Monday’s open. In a shortened week that will bring both Thanksgiving and the World Cup kickoff, investors have all sorts of excuses to head to the sidelines. Those sticking … Read more

As measles outbreak sickens children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

As measles outbreak sickens children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

CNN — A growing disease outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened dozens of unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We asked the CDC for assistance and they will be sending two epidemiologists at the end of the … Read more

Flu, RSV, Covid: 6 ways employers can deal with a potential wave of absences

Flu, RSV, Covid: 6 ways employers can deal with a potential wave of absences

Employers may be pushing for more workers to return to the office. But that’s proving to be an uphill battle, especially as the cold and flu season gets underway. A triple whammy of the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and new Covid variants is already taking hold and forcing some workers to call out sick. … Read more

Title 42: Federal judge blocks rule that allowed expulsion of migrants at US-Mexico border

Title 42: Federal judge blocks rule that allowed expulsion of migrants at US-Mexico border

CNN — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Title 42 – a controversial rule that’s allowed US authorities to expel more than 1 million migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border. Tuesday’s court order leaves the Biden administration without one of the key tools it had deployed to address the thousands of migrants arriving at the … Read more

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticalizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t seem to understand

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticalizing zero-Covid — in language censors don't seem to understand

hong kong CNN — In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace nobody beats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to 19 … Read more

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Get your updated Covid-19 shot now, health officials warn

Thanksgiving is two weeks away.  Get your updated Covid-19 shot now, health officials warn

CNN — With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, people who are eligible for an updated Covid-19 vaccine booster but still haven’t received the shot will need to roll up their sleeves Thursday to get as much protection as possible before the holiday. Health officials are worried about a possible surge in respiratory illnesses this winter … Read more

China’s manufacturing hub Guangzhou partially locked down as Covid outbreak widens

China's manufacturing hub Guangzhou partially locked down as Covid outbreak widens

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. hong kong CNN — China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou has locked down more than 5 million residents, as authorities … Read more

Comac C919: Covid restrictions cloud airshow debut of China’s showpiece jet

Comac C919: Covid restrictions cloud airshow debut of China's showpiece jet

China staged a low-key but historic debut of its C919 civil jet at its biggest airshow on Tuesday, with some delegates unable to attend the scaled-down event because of Beijing’s zero-Covid policy as cases reached the highest level in six months. In a reminder of the continuing health crisis slowing China’s return to global aviation, … Read more

No immediate end in sight for China’s costly zero-Covid policy

No immediate end in sight for China's costly zero-Covid policy

hong kong CNN — China has reiterated its unswerving commitment to its longstanding zero-Covid policy, despite mounting public frustration the stringent measures are costing the very lives they’re intended to protect. Unfounded rumors of an exit from the costly strategy had sent Chinese stocks soaring last week, but at a news conference Saturday, Chinese health … Read more