Most countries bouncing back from COVID-19, but poorest are not: UN – National

Many countries are bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the poorest are not and a significant number are seeing their conditions deteriorate, the UN Development Program said Wednesday. Achim Steiner, head of the agency, said that after two decades during which rich and poor countries were coming closer in terms of development, the finding … Read more

Nicotine patches and long COVID? Why some are trying it out – National

Despite significant progress in understanding COVID-19, concrete treatments for people suffering with long-haul symptoms are still being studied. That’s why some may be resorting to unapproved remedies found on social media, such as one of the latest gaining attention: nicotine patches. COVID long-haulers in the United States have taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, … Read more

Coronavirus: China tests 2M people in Beijing

BEIJING — A fresh outbreak in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as Chinese officials on Monday lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents. Despite falling case numbers, pandemic controls have … Read more

Virginia family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home in the U.S.

One Virginia family received the keys to their new 3D-printed home in time for Christmas. The home is Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home in the nation, according to a Habitat news release. Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, told CNN it partnered with Alquist, a 3D printing company, … Read more