Myocarditis risk higher for Covid-19 than for vaccines: Study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Covid-19 increases the risk of developing myocarditis (heart inflammation) by a factor of 16, providing a strong argument in favor of vaccination, a new US study showed Tuesday (Aug 31). Myocarditis and an associated risk, pericarditis (inflammation…

China’s Delta outbreak curbs spending, prompting GDP downgrades

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s broadest Covid-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic in late 2019 is hampering tourism and spending during the peak summer holiday, prompting analysts to review their economic growth projections as risks escalate. Authorities rushed to close…