Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China – and humans have no defence

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China – and humans have no defence

A new strain of flu discovered in China has the potential to become another pandemic – and humans would be extremely vulnerable to it. Scientists have identified a strain of influenza that has recently emerged among pigs called G4 EA H1N1. It’s similar to the swine flu of 2009, and…

NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks

NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks

NBA teams that fail to abide by league rules designed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus this season could face major penalties, such as game forfeits or draft picks, the league told its franchises on Saturday. The league also said it and the National Basketball Players Association will discuss…

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams sue their insurance companies, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season, played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in October at California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday by The…

NFL further limits player access to facilities amid virus

NFL further limits player access to facilities amid virus

The NFL further restricts players’ access to team facilities as it tries to improve security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo sent to the 32 clubs and obtained by The Associated Press, teams are required to close their facilities two days after the games, with some exceptions. Starting…