Tag: health

China reports drop in coronavirus cases; scientists warn virus may spread easily

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while scientists reported the new virus may spread even more easily than previously believed. China’s central Hubei province had 349 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, down from 1,693 a day earlier and lowest since […]

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Japanese shares recoup as Apple regains some lost ground

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Japanese shares bounced back on Tuesday as sentiment improved slightly after Wall Street’s major indexes closed off their lows and Apple trimmed its losses stemming from a sales warning, although the health crisis in China remained an overhang. Investors are cautious as the coronavirus epidemic could tip the Japanese economy, […]

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Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan; new China coronavirus cases fall

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the country fell for a second straight day. A member of the media approaches a passenger after he walked […]

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Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan. The 70-year-old man who died had underlying illnesses and was one of 62 confirmed cases in the Chinese-ruled city, […]

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Virus-hit cruise liner passengers start disembarking in Japan after controversial quarantine

TOKYO (Reuters) – Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, television footage showed, after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the new coronavirus originating in China. A police officer escorts a passenger away from the media as she walks out from the cruise […]

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Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus, cruise ship evacuations continue

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country’s economy as well as public health. FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel’s passengers continue to […]

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Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which with more than 400 cases has by far the largest cluster […]

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Coronavirus cases rise again in China as recession looms for Japan, Singapore

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China’s Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people. People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station, […]

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‘Western doctors overprescribe drugs’ – Jordan Peterson’s daughter Mikhaila tells RT why he went to Russia for treatment

Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson chose Russia for his detox because the country’s medical industry is less dependent on big pharma than North America’s, his daughter Mikhaila told RT’s World Apart program. Peterson, who rose to fame for his vocal and unapologetic opposition to extreme political correctness, has been struggling with an addiction to the drug […]

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Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the vessel to 355, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a mask stands on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond […]

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