With eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes a chance to open up

Taipei, Taiwan CNN – Business has been swift this week for Oscar Chen, the fourth-generation owner of the Liang Xi Hao restaurant in central Taipei. The tables at his diner in the Taiwanese capital are buzzing with customers, waiters bustle with dishes of squid soup and rice noodles, and talk and laughter fills the air. … Read more

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

China zero-Covid: Shanghai intensifies lockdown

Hong Kong CNN – Shanghai is further tightening its stringent lockdown measures after China’s top leader Xi Jinping pledged to “unswervingly” double down on the country’s controversial zero-Covid policy, leaving millions confined to their homes with no end in sight. Over the weekend, videos showing Shanghai residents arguing or scuffling with hazmat suit-clad workers and … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5 could come as early as June, FDA’s latest meeting schedule suggests

CNN – Covid-19 vaccines could be authorized for the United States’ youngest children as early as June, according to the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest meeting schedule. The agency announced Friday it is reserving dates in June for its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to meet to discuss updates to vaccine … Read more

China zero-Covid: Shanghai sends vulnerable senior citizens into makeshift quarantine camps

CNN – The men came after 2 am on Tuesday in the dead of night, banging on an apartment door in a rundown housing complex in Shanghai. When nobody answered, they pried open the lock and barged in, rousing a 92-year-old woman from her bed. The visitors demanded to take the woman and her 74-year-old … Read more