Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announces he has ‘serious but curable form of cancer’

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announces he has ‘serious but curable form of cancer’

CNN  —  Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland announced on Wednesday that he has a “serious but curable form of cancer” and will begin outpatient treatment. In a statement, Raskin said, “After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer. … Read more

US to require travelers from China to show negative Covid-19 test result before flight

US to require travelers from China to show negative Covid-19 test result before flight

CNN  —  The United States will require all travelers from China to show a negative Covid-19 test result before flying to the country as Beijing’s rapid easing of Covid-19 restrictions leads to a surge in cases. Passengers flying to the US from China will need to get a test no more than two days before … Read more

Buffalo woman saves man with severe frostbite after getting him out of the storm and pleading for help in a Facebook livestream

Buffalo woman saves man with severe frostbite after getting him out of the storm and pleading for help in a Facebook livestream

CNN  —  As a powerful storm battered western New York with blinding blizzard conditions in the early hours of Christmas Eve, a Buffalo woman jumped into action when she saw a man who was caught in the storm. Sha’Kyra Aughtry said she was home when she heard someone screaming on her street. When she looked … Read more

Covid-19: China’s surge in cases hits factories and consumer market

Covid-19: China’s surge in cases hits factories and consumer market

Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy is under severe strain as a wave of Covid cases sweeps across the country. Since the world’s second largest economy drastically eased its Covid restrictions earlier this month, there has been no clear data on the extent of the virus’ spread on the national level. But several cities and … Read more

Pelé’s daughter shares moving photo with her father in hospital

Pelé’s daughter shares moving photo with her father in hospital

Sao Paulo, Brazil CNN  —  The daughter of Brazilian football legend Pelé took to Instagram late Friday to post a moving tribute and picture of her father at the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo. “We continue to be here, in fight and in faith. One more night together,” wrote Kely Nascimento. Her words … Read more

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Hong Kong CNN  —  Almost 250 million people in China may have caught Covid-19 in the first 20 days of December, according to an internal estimate from the nation’s top health officials, Bloomberg News and the Financial Times reported Friday. If correct, the estimate – which CNN cannot independently confirm – would account for roughly … Read more

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

Beijing CNN  —  For much of the pandemic, images of overflowing hospitals and busy funeral homes from the United States have featured heavily on China’s state-controlled television, where the deaths of over a million Americans from Covid is depicted as a gross failing of Western democracy. Now, as an unprecedented wave of infections rips through … Read more

Ronnie Hillman: Super Bowl winner dies aged 31 after cancer battle

Ronnie Hillman: Super Bowl winner dies aged 31 after cancer battle

CNN  —  Ronnie Hillman, a Super Bowl-winning running back for the Denver Broncos, passed away aged 31 on Wednesday, according to a post from his family on his Instagram page. Hillman was in August diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of cancer, according to a statement posted to his social media on Wednesday. … Read more

Chinese megacity Chongqing says people with Covid can go to work ‘as normal’

Chinese megacity Chongqing says people with Covid can go to work ‘as normal’

Hong Kong CNN  —  The sprawling Chinese metropolis of Chongqing announced Sunday that public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work “as normal,” a remarkable turnaround for a city that only weeks ago had been in the throes of a mass lockdown. The move comes as China continues to quickly unravel its … Read more

CVS, Walgreens limit purchases of children’s pain-relief medicine

CVS, Walgreens limit purchases of children’s pain-relief medicine

CNN  —  Increased demand has led CVS and Walgreens to limit purchases of children’s pain-relief medicine, the companies confirmed to CNN on Monday. CVS is restricting both in-person and online purchases to two children’s pain relief products. Walgreens has limited online purchases to six over-the-counter fever reducers per transaction, but it does not have an … Read more