#coronavirus-pandemic

Everything we know about Boris Johnson's alleged Downing Street lockdown parties
Boris Johnson remains trapped in a fight for his political life as public anger festers over reports of a series of rule-breaking Downing Street parties that allegedly took place while the rest of the country was in lockdown to thwart the coronavirus pandemic.
China's Games: How Xi Jinping Is Staging the Olympics on His Terms
From Beijing's unexpected bid through the coronavirus pandemic, China has managed to fulfill its promises and cow its critics.
Majority of Covid restrictions lift in Ireland
Ireland has taken a significant stride back to normality after the majority of Covid curbs on society were lifted.
Two Canadians killed after tourists shot at Mexican beach resort hotel
Three Canadian visitors have been shot by a lone gunman in their hotel in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen - in an attack security officials are calling targeted and alleging involved individuals with criminal records.
Investors face reckoning as stock market has worst week since beginning of pandemic
Americans used to seeing their retirement accounts and other investments zoom ever higher suffered a reckoning this week, as markets endured their worst week since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Booster shots are instrumental in protecting against Omicron, new C.D.C. data suggest.
Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines aren't just preventing infections with the contagious Omicron variant - they're also keeping infected Americans from ending up in the hospital, according to data published on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Federal court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers
President Joe Biden speaks in October about the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged states and businesses to support vaccine mandates.
'Time to be ourselves again' - Taoiseach announces end to Covid-19 restrictions
Taoiseach Micheal Martin has told the nation it is "time to be ourselves again" as he announced the lifting of almost all Covid-19 restrictions.
Why are energy prices rising in the UK?
The UK's energy price cap, the maximum amount a utility company can charge an average customer per year for the amount of electricity and gas they use, is due for its next review on 7 February and experts are warning that a steep rise in household bills will be the likely outcome.
Court Battle Over a Ventilator Takes a Patient From Minnesota to Texas
Scott Quiner, who was unvaccinated and hospitalized with Covid-19, had been on a ventilator for weeks when doctors told his wife they would be taking him off the machine.