Swine Flu

Japan Olympic adviser urges COVID-19 vaccine option for athletes


TOKYO A health adviser to Japan's Olympic committee said on Tuesday athletes should have the option of getting COVID-19 vaccines, days after public outcry led the government to deny it was making them a priority.

Special Report: How COVID-19 swept the Brazilian slaughterhouses of JBS, world's top meatpacker

SÃO PAULO JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has vowed to keep the world fed during the coronavirus pandemic. Executives say the company has added more than 15,000 new workers in Brazil this year to crank out cuts of chicken, pork and beef, a lot of it for export. The meat giant's $629 million second-quarter net profit was almost twice what analysts expected.

China says G4 swine flu virus not new; does not infect humans easily

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infect or sicken humans and animals easily, rebuffing a study published earlier this week.

Exclusive: GSK says science does not link pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to sleep disorder

LONDON British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday that its previous flu pandemic vaccine, which used some of the same ingredients as COVID-19 vaccines currently under development, was not linked to a rise in cases of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Hazmats and home deliveries: how one Iberian ham producer is countering coronavirus

MADRID Having lived through animal-related influenzas like SARS and H1N1, Iberian ham producer Joselito was quick to enhance quality controls with tougher sanitary measures when the coronavirus hit. | Video

Apr 16 2020

Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic.