On Monday, the Nobel Prize in medicine was given to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman - two scientists whose work led to the development of mRNA vaccines. Their ideas about mRNA were a huge scientific breakthrough, and saved millions of lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
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This page contains links to all NFK articles related to the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The subject is important, but can also cause worries. If you have questions about the coronavirus, you should talk about it with a well-informed adult you trust. Other NFK COVID-19 links: — Overview of COVID-19 — Detailed Info by Country —
On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus pandemic is not a global emergency anymore. The disease is now spreading much more slowly than before. The WHO says Covid-19 is still a problem, but the hardest part of the pandemic is over.
Large protests have broken out in China over the country's "zero-Covid" program. The protests are the country's largest since 1989. The government has tried to shut the protests down quickly, but many people are still finding clever ways to speak out.
In today's news roundup, Shanghai is finally released from its two-month lockdown, K-Pop group BTS visits the White House, and a visitor to Paris's Louvre museum attacks the Mona Lisa…with a piece of cake.
In today's news roundup, Pfizer promises lower drug prices to 45 poorer countries, Lyon beats Barcelona to win their eighth Women's Champions League title, and NASA's Mars lander InSight takes one last selfie, covered in dust.
North Korea is facing a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19. The country claims it has had no cases for the last two years, but it has now had over 1.7 million cases since the first case was reported last week.
In today's news roundup, New Mexico fights massive wildfires, New Zealand reopens to tourists after more than two years, and a company uses satellites to spot cow burps from space.
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
After weeks of a very difficult Covid-19 lockdown, some people in Shanghai, China have been allowed to leave their homes. But the government says millions more must remain at home. The outbreak is making people question China's "zero-Covid" program.
In today's news roundup, Japan is hit by a strong earthquake, China locks down millions of people as its Covid-19 cases continue to rise, and the company that owns the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal last year has another ship run aground.
Weeks of protests against Covid-19 rules have shut down parts of Canada. The government is working hard to end the protests. At the same time, similar protests have begun in other countries, copying the methods of the truckers who began the protests.