‘The Last of Us’ in real life? Rising temperatures may spread fungal infections

One of the most suspenseful scenes in the HBO series “The Last of Us” comes in its pilot episode, when a scientist predicts that the end of the world won’t come from a viral pandemic, but rather, a fungal one. Smash cut to several decades later — on the show, that is — and a … Read more

Pfizer Falls on Downbeat Guidance as Company Braces for Covid Vaccine Drop-Off

Text size Pfizer said it expects Covid-19 vaccine sales to drop to $13.5 billion in 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday laid out guidance for the 2023 fiscal year well below Wall Street consensus figures, tempering investor expectations ahead of what it expects to be a steep drop in Covid-19 product sales. Shares fell … Read more

Worst Avian Flu in U.S. History Is Hitting Poultry, Wild Birds, Even Bears – The Wall Street Journal

Worst Avian Flu in U.S. History Is Hitting Poultry, Wild Birds, Even Bears  The Wall Street Journal An ‘unprecedented pandemic of avian flu’ is wreaking havoc on the U.S. poultry industry. Humans may be at risk too, experts warn  Fortune Worst Avian Flu in U.S. History Is Hitting Poultry  SupplyChainBrain View Full Coverage on Google News

Jeff Zients to Be Named White House Chief of Staff

Politics Ron Klain, President Biden’s current chief of staff, is expected to step down in the coming weeks

For Future Viral Threats, Health Officials Look to Sewage – The Wall Street Journal

For Future Viral Threats, Health Officials Look to Sewage  The Wall Street Journal The Government Wants to Track Your Poop – Wastewater Surveillance  Popular Mechanics Expert Panel Urges US to Strengthen Wastewater Surveillance  Medscape BC COVID-19 update: Wastewater surveillance program expands – Victoria Times Colonist  Times Colonist View Full Coverage on Google News

Moderna Reports RSV Vaccine Cuts Risk of Respiratory Diseases in Older Adults – The Wall Street Journal

Moderna Reports RSV Vaccine Cuts Risk of Respiratory Diseases in Older Adults  The Wall Street Journal Moderna says RSV vaccine is 84% effective at preventing disease in older adults  CNBC Moderna’s phase three RSV trial found to be 83.7% effective in older adults  CNBC Television Moderna says RSV vaccine 84% effective at preventing symptoms in older adults  Yahoo News … Read more

China Says Economy to Return to Faster Growth as Covid Isolation Ends

World Davos Vice Premier Liu He says Beijing will focus on boosting domestic demand this year

China’s Economic Growth Fell to Near-Historic Lows as Covid Took a Bite

SINGAPORE—China’s economy grew at one of its slowest rates in decades last year as repeated lockdowns hammered households and businesses, emphasizing the high cost of zero-tolerance Covid-19 policies that Beijing abruptly abandoned at the end of 2022. China’s economy expanded 3% in 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday, a sharp slowdown from the … Read more

In China, Xi Jinping Faces a Difficult Year on Several Fronts – The Wall Street Journal

In China, Xi Jinping Faces a Difficult Year on Several Fronts  The Wall Street Journal China’s Covid crisis: What went wrong and how bad is it? | Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo  South China Morning Post What China looks like after the abrupt abandonment of its zero-Covid policy  ITV News Opinion: China’s autocracy is in crisis  The Globe and … Read more