UK to hold days-long bash to celebrate queen’s 70-year reign

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. But behind the brass bands, street parties and … Read more

The country’s dominant coronavirus mutant contains a ghost of pandemic past

The mutant coronavirus that is now dominant in the United States is a member of the omicron family but scientists say it spreads faster than its omicron predecessors, is adept at escaping immunity and might possibly cause more serious disease.Why? Because it combines properties of both omicron and delta, the nation’s dominant variant in the … Read more

Hundreds More Cases of Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Origin Reported in Children

Health officials have received reports of hundreds of children across 33 countries, including the United States, diagnosed with acute hepatitis of unknown origin that is clinically more severe than previous similar cases and with a higher proportion of young patients developing liver failure. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a May 27 statement that … Read more