China could downgrade its COVID-19 status

The status of COVID-19 in China could be downgraded, as the virus weakens and more than 95 per cent of current cases are symptomatic and mild.

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus.

Capsule makes longest distance from earth

NASA’s Orion capsule has reached 432,000 kilometres from earth, the longest distance ever travelled by a spacecraft made for human passengers.

UK COVID-19 lab errors linked to 20 deaths

A COVID-19 testing lab in England misreported about 39,000 tests as negative when they should have been positive last year, UK authorities say.

Measles now an imminent global threat due to pandemic, say WHO and CDC

There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in various regions globally, as COVID-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. public health agency said on Wednesday.

Fauci pleads with Americans to get COVID shot

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. health official celebrated and vilified as the face of the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response, used his final White House briefing on Tuesday to denounce division and promote vaccines.

NASA capsule buzzes lunar surface

NASA’s Orion has reached the moon, with the capsule set to spend close to a week in lunar orbit before heading home.