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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ease its outdoor mask mandate starting next week as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to decline. Starting Monday, people will only be required to wear a mask outdoors when participating in gatherings of more than 50 people or attending sports and cultural events with potentially large crowds, health authorities said in a briefing Friday. The mask mandate for indoors and public transport will also remain in place. Health workers have diagnosed a daily average of around 63,000 new cases in the past seven days, including 50,568 in the latest 24 hours — a drop-off from mid-March when the country was reporting hundreds of thousands of infections each day at the height of an omicron-driven surge. As hospitalizations and deaths slow, less than 30% of the country’s 2,800 intensive care units designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied. South Korea had already removed much of its pandemic restrictions earlier this month, including a 10-person limit on private social gatherings, a midnight curfew at restaurants, coffee shops and bars and a ban on...
    The former head of the Food and Drug Administration has said he fears that Pfizer's decision to delay its FDA application to vaccinate children aged under five may confuse and alienate parents. Scott Gottlieb, who has also called on the CDC to relax its national indoor mask guidelines, appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday. Gottlieb, who ran the FDA from 2017 to 2019, was speaking after the federal agency revealed on Friday that the application for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be used in children aged six months to four years old had been delayed. He said that while it is 'appropriate for the FDA to be very cautious when you're dealing with a young child', that going 'back and forth' can make people lose interest. 'I do worry though, when you have a process that has seemed to deviate over the course of time, as this one has and also the boosters have, is that people lose interest,' he said on Monday. The former head of the Food and Drug Administration has said he fears that Pfizer's decision to delay its FDA application...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada and its casinos have rescinded requirements for people to wear masks in public, joining most other U.S. states lifting restrictions that were imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that he would no longer require face coverings in public places, "effective immediately."State casino regulators followed with a rule change for casinos."Individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in public indoor settings in licensed gaming establishments," the Nevada Gaming Control Board said, "unless a local jurisdiction still imposes such a requirement."Masks won't be required in jails and correctional facilities, Sisolak said, but "there are locations where Nevadans and visitors may still be asked to wear a mask" including hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, and at airports, on planes and on public buses and school buses.The governor acknowledged a wide divergence of opinion about dropping the mask mandate.RELATED | LA County approves motion that would discipline workers who don't comply with COVID vaccine mandate'"Some people think we were ready long ago, some people think we're not ready yet,"...
    A sign reminding riders to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 appears on a bus on First Street outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Infectious disease experts have warned that it's too soon for the public to stop taking steps to avoid Covid-19 infection, despite health officials claiming it's inevitable most people will catch the seemingly milder omicron variant. Many countries now have few or no Covid-related restrictions remaining, as surging case numbers are weighed against vaccination rates. The leaders of some European countries have called for the coronavirus crisis to begin its shift from pandemic to endemic, and be treated like the seasonal flu. In the U.K., where new cases are beginning to ease from record-high levels after a December surge, the government is reportedly drawing up plans to completely scrap its emergency Covid laws, including self-isolation requirements, according to The Telegraph. Official data published on Monday showed that around 98% of the U.K. population now has antibody protection against the virus, either through...
    America should consider relaxing its quarantine guidelines to allow infected essential employees to continue working to avoid paralyzing the economy and the healthcare sector as the country faces a 'viral blizzard' of infections, a leading epidemiologist says. Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told DailyMail.com on Monday that with cases snowballing, it could be time to consider slashing the CDC's current recommended 10-day isolation period for infected essential workers.  'We're going to need these people back in the workforce desperately,' Osterholm told DailyMail.com. 'The point is, we may even have at look at the cost and benefit to society, of having someone who may be infectious or low-level infectious, putting an N95 respirator on them and letting them work because that is going to still have a better outcome for patients than somebody not being there at all. 'I mean, what is it like to try to run a hospital ward with 40 patients, when you have no one there to help?'  He added that quarantine periods for others should also...
    JEFF Bezos' Blue Origin on Monday announced it wants to launch a space station that will house up to 10 people in the second half of the decade. "Orbital Reef" is described as a mixed-use business park in space that will support microgravity research and manufacturing. 8Blue Origins has unveiled plans for an orbiting space parkCredit: AFP 8'Orbital Reef' will be operational by 2030, according to the companyCredit: AFP 8The 'business park in space' will be used for microgravity research and manufacturingCredit: AFP 8Crew members will grow plantlife on the station, possibly as a food sourceCredit: Blue Origin It's a joint venture with commercial space company Sierra Space and has the support of Boeing and Arizona State University, according to a press release. "For over sixty years, NASA and other space agencies have developed orbital space flight and space habitation, setting us up for commercial business to take off in this decade," said Blue Origin executive Brent Sherwood. "We will expand access, lower the cost, and provide all the services and amenities needed to normalize space flight." The private outpost...
    (CNN)South Korea has become the latest country in the Asia Pacific region to to abandon its coronavirus elimination strategy, announcing plans to lift Covid-19 restrictions despite rising case numbers.Seoul is attempting to bring the country's fourth -- and largest -- Covid-19 outbreak under control, with more than 2,100 new local infections reported in the past 24 hours, according to Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).The Greater Seoul area remains under level 4 restrictions, the toughest available, with gatherings of five or more people banned. Authorities fear the upcoming Korean Thanksgiving Chuseok holiday beginning September 17 could worsen the outbreak.Yet despite the recent rise in cases, President Moon Jae-in's office announced plans on Wednesday to lift restrictions, once enough of the population is fully vaccinated. Citing KDCA's Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong, Moon's office said once 80% of adults have received both doses, as well as 90% of people aged over 60, restrictions on daily life will be relaxed across the country.Read MoreSouth Korean health ministry official Son Young-rae said at current vaccination rates, the target will likely be hit in late...
    NEARLY a third of Americans have been so caught up with work, life, and kids, that they haven’t had a day to relax alone in more than three months. A survey of 2,000 Americans looked at how people like to exercise self-care from listening to music (54 percent), taking bubble baths (48 percent), and napping at the end of a long day (37 percent). 3The few Americans who try to relax do so by taking bubble bathsCredit: Getty 3Some also try to meditate and practice yogaCredit: Getty Before a long day, people also like to make the most of the morning hours (50 percent) and set the mood by wearing comfortable clothing (55 percent) and playing music (47 percent). Nearly half feel the most relaxed in their bedroom (49 percent). Some people like to wind down by using body care products such as bath bombs or candles, but 27 percent who purchase these items don’t use them until two weeks later. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Aroma (Be) Free by Saje Natural Wellness, the survey found that 65 percent...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday COVID restrictions will be lifted once New York reaches a vaccination rate of 70%, and the state is almost there. “When we hit 70%, then I feel comfortable saying to the people of this state, ‘We can relax virtually all restrictions,'” he said. “Then we can lift the capacity restrictions, social distancing, the hygiene protocols, the health screenings, the potential tracing. Masks will only be required as recommended by the CDC.” READ MORE: Some Students In Paterson, N.J. Return To In-Person Instruction The governor said the Empire State Building will light up in blue and gold once the state reaches the 70% threshold. COVID rules will still apply in certain settings, like large venues, schools, public transportation, hospitals and nursing homes. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Sit back, relax, get a haircut, and a COVID-19 vaccine. A new program involving barbershops launched today in Chicago to encourage more people to get their shots. CBS 2’s Steven Graves explains why it took place. READ MORE: American Eagle Flight From Arkansas To Chicago Diverted To St. Louis With Mechanical Issue Mayor Lori Lightfoot is very vocal about getting minorities to take the shot; specifically Black Chicagoans between the ages of 18 and 24. The mayor has said that group is lagging and skeptical of the vaccine. This “Vax and Relax” event aims, in-part, to convince more young Black people to get vaccinated. On Saturday at It’s Official Barbershop in Englewood, there were free haircuts with the option of a COVID-19 shot. Only about 27% of people in that zip code have been fully vaccinated so far, compared to the average of around 50% in many North Side areas. Barbershops and salons are places of conversation and persuasion, which is part of the point of offering people the shot with the clippers. READ MORE: 4 Killed,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — This time of year is traditionally wedding season, but you wouldn’t have known that in 2020. Many couples traded big venues for small ceremonies or even Zoom. But now relaxed rules mean the big day can be big again. READ MORE: Glitch In System Stopping Evictions Not Covered By Governors Moratorium “I think if I hadn’t been marrying the right person it would have been a lot harder,” said Paige Stoub. Stoub and Paul Frede are Chicagoland natives, current New Yorkers and newlyweds. They’re one of millions of couples who planned the big day for 2020, and it didn’t happen.  “We were having a large wedding, 250 people. It just seemed irresponsible,” she said. So the couple traded their Pilsen rooftop bash, for a very intimate ceremony on their original date last July. Their story is that of the wedding industry the last 14 months — delays, cancellations and empty venues.  “It was very difficult keeping the business going, said Cera Stan, owner of the Stan Mansion in Logan Square. Stan said she had to postpone more than 78 events....
    Getty Prince Harry slammed Joe Rogan during an appearance on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast. Joe Rogan responded to criticism from Prince Harry during a recent conversation with Whitney Cummings on the JRE podcast. During an appearance on the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, Harry called Rogan out for spreading misinformation Rogan, talking about what he sees as “cancel culture,” said, “It’s all based on fear of shame. It’s based on this premise that nobody ever makes mistakes. And that’s a preposterous premise. So like if someone says to me, ‘Hey you probably shouldn’t have said that.’ I’ll be like, ‘Yeah, probably. Yeah, you’re right.’ I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m saying while I’m saying it. Cummings added, “You’ve gotten so into the zeitgeist. And you’ve become clickbait. News sites that are going out of business use your name to get clicks.” Rogan then showed a tweet about a story on Prince Harry’s comments on Rogan’s controversial statements about COVID-19 vaccines. Rogan said, “Harry would be fine if I met him. Harry’s...
    More On: european union Harley-Davidson roars to high after EU drops 50 percent tariff plan US whiskey makers sidestep massive tariff hike in talks with EU Facebook loses court fight over stopping EU-US data transfers Political winds — like those in Britain — mean trouble for Democrats in US BRUSSELS — European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine “safe” countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere. They are expected to set a new list this week or early next week. Based on data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Britain and a number of other countries would meet the new criteria. The United States would not, although vaccinated Americans would be welcome in Europe. One EU diplomat said cases of the Indian variant in Britain would need to be taken into account, although individual EU countries...
    L.A. County’s director of public health Monday said officials have been contacting a number of retail chains to emphasize that existing rules that require everyone to wear masks indoors in a store remain in effect in California. The education effort came after the Trader Joe’s in South Pasadena posted a sign in front of its store on Friday that gave permission for vaccinated shoppers to enter its market without a mask — a policy that violates California mask orders. “Our teams are out notifying all of the chains that have made announcements nationally that they would be relaxing their masking requirements” that California’s mandatory mask policy within stores statewide remains in effect, L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Absolutely, masking requirements are in place here and all across California,” Ferrrer said. “So this is going to be pretty easy for businesses and customers, residents and visitors to understand — because there’s one standard for the whole state. And it requires that we continue to wear our masks until June 15,” Ferrer said. Ferrer welcomed the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On average, between 600 and 800 cars come to fill up at the Parkway Service Station on Route 51 according to the owner, Tony Mazzarini. While some people may consider panic buying at the pump following the closure of the Colonial Pipeline and gas shortages in the south, whether there will be enough for them moving forward depends significantly on the consumers themselves, he said. READ MORE: Police: 2 Dead, 1 Injured Following Shooting In New Castle Some of our supply does flow from the pipeline, the gas station owner said the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should remain unaffected by this temporary post cyber hack closure. “We are fortunate, we can also get product from the midwest. I mean the Whiting, Indiana terminal, the largest inland terminal in the United States, and there’s product available from north, south, east, and west from there,” said Mazzarini. Plus suppliers have been preparing. “There was some buildup of product inventory because they were anticipating prices going up for the summer end because more people are driving now,”...
    President Biden predicted "a more aggressive effort" within his administration to increase the "desire" to get vaccinated by relaxing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.  Biden made the remarks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors on Tuesday. "Getting vaccinated is the way to get back to doing the things we all love," Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said. "One area where we could use some help from the White House and others is modeling what a fully vaccinated person can do."  "We have fully vaccinated people, we should start acting like it," the GOP governor told Biden. "That’s a big motivation to get the unvaccinated to get vaccinated."  COLLINS SLAMS CDC FOR 'CONFLICTING, CONFUSING' GUIDANCE  "That’s a good point," the president responded.  "We’re just getting there now, to the degree that I think you're going to see a more aggressive effort on our part to lay out that once vaccinated, it's not only you can hug your grandchildren, you can do a lot more, and whether or not you have...
    WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says federal guidance on wearing face coverings indoors may change soon.Sunday on ABC News, Fauci was asked whether it's time to start relaxing indoor masks requirements. Fauci replied, "I think so, and I think you're going to probably be seeing that as we go along, and as more people get vaccinated."The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be updating its guidance almost in real time, as more Americans get vaccinated, said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.The CDC relaxed its guidance last month on wearing masks outdoors, but still advises both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to still wear masks in indoor public spaces, such as a mall, movie theater or museum."We do need to start being more liberal, as we get more people vaccinated," he added.Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said face mask requirements should be relaxed now that the Covid-19 risk is dropping."Certainly outdoors, we shouldn't be putting limits on gatherings anymore," Gottlieb said....
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the guidance on wearing masks indoors should start to relax as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The nation’s top infectious disease expert was asked if he agreed with the idea that it was time to start relaxing the guidance regarding wearing the coverings inside.   Fauci told ABC News: 'I think so, and I think you're going to probably be seeing that as we go along, and as more people get vaccinated.  'The C.D.C. will be, almost in real time, updating their recommendations and their guidelines. But, yes, we do need to start being more liberal as we get more people vaccinated.'  About 46 per cent of all Americans have received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot, according to the CDC  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside in non crowded spaces.   As for inside, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people should still wear masks indoors in public settings. Some health experts have questioned whether the CDC guidelines are too strict, and that removing...
    (CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says federal guidance on wearing face coverings indoors may change soon. Sunday on ABC News, Fauci was asked whether it’s time to start relaxing indoor masks requirements. Fauci replied, “I think so, and I think you’re going to probably be seeing that as we go along, and as more people get vaccinated.” READ MORE: Agustin Arellano-Ayon Killed In Head-On Crash In Frederick, Police Say The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be updating its guidance almost in real time, as more Americans get vaccinated, said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The CDC relaxed its guidance last month on wearing masks outdoors, but still advises both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to still wear masks in indoor public spaces, such as a mall, movie theater or museum. “We do need to start being more liberal, as we get more people vaccinated,” he added. Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said face mask requirements should be relaxed now...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The CDC is expected to relax the guidance on outdoor masks as early as Tuesday. The risk of contracting the coronavirus is much lower outdoors than it is indoors, especially if you’re vaccinated. So it seems reasonable for the CDC to come out and say that you no longer need to wear a mask if you’re outside, by yourself or with your family or with other vaccinated individuals, away from others. READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Todays Developments That said, if you’re in a crowded area, even if it’s outdoors, you should continue to wear a mask. And for the foreseeable future, you should also continue to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. But let’s see what changes the CDC issues this week. 22% NOT GETTING VACCINATED According to a new CBS News poll, 6 in 10 Americans say they will get vaccinated or say they have had at least one dose. Eighteen-percent say they may get vaccinated which is four points lower than last month but 22-percent say they absolutely will not get a vaccine....
    There is a ton of chatter about Mac Jones’ performance at his pro day, and people need to relax. The former Alabama quarterback and Heisman finalist put his skills on display for coaches, general managers and scouts Tuesday, and people weren’t overly impressed. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Most notably, two videos of Jones missing deep throws and Bill Belichick and Kyle Shanahan showing disappointment are all over the web. Mac Jones just learned that you NEVER wanna miss a deep ball throw in front of Bill Belichick. ???? via @NFLBrasilpic.twitter.com/Pdc5lccAdQ — NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) March 30, 2021 Look at the fear on Kyle Shanahan’s stupid face as Mac Jones sails another one pic.twitter.com/wqyjKfUX0J — BrianCatNFL (@BrianCatNFL) March 30, 2021 Everyone needs to chill. It’s a pro day. It means something, but it damn sure doesn’t mean everything. At this point, Jones has a ton of tape out there. Not only does Mac Jones have a ton of tape from last season when he won the national title, but we know he’s a...
    CNN’s Jeff Zeleny questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about whether states have ignored President Joe Biden’s calls to reinstate mask mandates — following a conference this morning with governors across the country. “Are governors going their own way and ignoring you all?” Zeleny asked, noting that there were not “really any questions or pushback on the comments yesterday” from both Biden and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. “I don’t think we see it that way, Jeff,” Psaki replied. “But I would say that one of the ways we can impact people across the country is by acknowledging this is hard. We have been at war with this virus for a long time, and to reiterate — as the president did yesterday, as Dr. Walensky did yesterday — that we continue to be at war with the virus.” Sixteen states have either rolled back their mask mandates or never had one in the first place: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. Additionally, Arkansas’ mandate is set...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he expects Major League Baseball will be able to begin relaxing its coronavirus restrictions in “late spring.” “I would expect that as we get through the summer — late spring, early summer — there’s going to be a relaxation where you’re going to have more and more people allowed into baseball parks, very likely separated with seating, very likely continue to wear masks,” Fauci told CBS’s Face the Nation. OPENING DAY DURING COVID: What will baseball season look like this year? Dr. Fauci says to expect an incremental relaxing of restrictions "late spring, early summer", allowing more people into ball parks with mitigation measures in place. pic.twitter.com/mtKC0vSVGo — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) March 28, 2021 Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, went on to say that as the nation sees more people vaccinated, the restrictions will naturally subside. “I think if we do it correctly and we get the vaccines out at the rate we’re doing, that will happen,” Fauci added. The league has softened its stance...
    (CNN)Health officials are warning Americans not to relax in the fight against Covid-19, despite a record daily number of vaccine doses being administered to the population.At a briefing Friday, the White House's Covid-19 response co-ordinator Jeff Zients said that 71% of individuals 65 and older had received at least one vaccination dose and that by mid-April about half of states will have opened up eligibility to all adults. America arrives at a moment of introspection on the coronavirus "We will need to continue to build on this progress to meet our new goal of 200 million shots in the first 100 days," Zients said, referring to the first 100 days of the Biden administration. "Thanks to the resources of the American Rescue Plan we have the resources to scale-up activity, fully implement the strategy and put the pandemic behind us."But Zients cautioned that the fight wasn't over."It's clear there is a case for optimism. But there is not a case for relaxation. This is not the time to let down our guard," he said. "We need to follow the public...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s health department is moving to relax its statewide mask mandate and limits on gathering capacity, saying the state’s role in determining COVID-19 restrictions will lessen in favor of more local control as vaccination eligibility opens more widely. The proposal announced Friday would allow local authorities and “private entities” in the counties with the lowest coronavirus infection rates to determine whether or not masks would be required. It would also end most restrictions on capacity for restaurants, personal services providers, retailers, manufacturers, health care providers or outdoor events. READ MORE: 11,000 Gallon Fuel Spill Causes I-25 Closure In Both Directions Gyms, bars and indoor events would still be subject to a limit on the number of people who can gather there. The proposed change would also not affect schools, as students aged 11 to 18 must wear masks for the rest of the academic year. READ MORE: One Year Later: Denver Asks Residents To #HowlAt8 Again To Recognize Frontline Workers There are currently only two so-called Level Green counties where this applies: the rural Crowley and Otero...
    By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado’s health department is moving to relax its statewide mask mandate and limits on gathering capacity. Health officials say the state’s role in determining COVID-19 restrictions will lessen in favor of more local control as vaccination eligibility is extended. For the majority of the state, masks will be required for indoor public places with 10 or more people, and the capacity restrictions remain in place. The proposal would allow local authorities and “private entities” in the counties with the lowest coronavirus infection rates to determine whether masks would be required. It would end most restrictions on capacity for restaurants, retailers and outdoor events. There are currently only two Level Green counties where this applies — the rural Crowley and Otero counties in southern Colorado — which means they have fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 people in a week. Most of the state is in the next risk level up, while the Denver metro area is two levels higher than the least restrictive designation. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Fans from abroad barred from...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's health department is moving to relax its statewide mask mandate and limits on gathering capacity, saying the state's role in determining COVID-19 restrictions will lessen in favor of more local control as vaccination eligibility opens more widely. The proposal announced Friday would allow local authorities and “private entities" in the counties with the lowest coronavirus infection rates to determine whether or not masks would be required. It would also end most restrictions on capacity for restaurants, personal services providers, retailers, manufacturers, health care providers or outdoor events. Gyms, bars and indoor events would still be subject to a limit on the number of people who can gather there. The proposed change would also not affect schools, as students aged 11 to 18 must wear masks for the rest of the academic year. There are currently only two so-called Level Green counties where this applies: the rural Crowley and Otero counties in southern Colorado, which means they have fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 people in a week. A majority of the state is in the next...
    (CNN/WJZ) — More than 29 million cases have been reported in the US since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic one year ago today. The virus plunged America into grief and crisis. Several rounds of violent surges in infections prompted local and state leaders from coast to coast to order safety restrictions — in some cases, curfews — hoping to curb the spread. Waves of Covid-19 patients crippled health care systems. Spikes in deaths drove some communities to call in mobile units to support their morgues. READ MORE: Grandmother, 1-Year-Old Grandchild Seriously Injured After Rowhome Fire In East Baltimore, Officials Say The US has lost more than 529,000 people to the virus, Johns Hopkins University data shows. It’s more than the number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. And the death toll is rising by the thousands each week. On this day one year ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a congressional hearing that “things are going to get much worse...
    (CNN)More than 29 million cases have been reported in the US since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic one year ago.The virus plunged America into grief and crisis. Several rounds of violent surges in infections prompted local and state leaders from coast to coast to order safety restrictions -- in some cases, curfews -- hoping to curb this invisible enemy's spread. Waves of Covid-19 patients crippled healthcare systems. Spikes in deaths drove some communities to call in mobile units to support their morgues.The US has lost more than 529,000 people to the virus, Johns Hopkins University data shows. It's more than the number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. And the death toll is rising by the thousands each week. Now, the country is at a pivotal point. Case numbers, after plateauing at high levels, may be beginning to decline again, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing on Wednesday. Average hospital admissions and Covid-19 deaths were also down over the past week, she added. Read...
    (CNN)There have rarely been so many positive signs at any stage throughout this pandemic. A third Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled out across the United States. Millions of people are getting their shots. Fewer Americans are being hospitalized. Yet public health experts are https://cnn.com/2021/03/01/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.htmlpleading loud and clear: This is absolutely not the time to let your guard down. The US is facing a very real risk of losing all its recent gains in the battle against the virus as highly contagious variants take advantage of Americans getting lax with safety measures. There are worrying signs already. While US Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations were trending downwards for several weeks, they are still alarmingly high. And that downward trend now seems to have stopped. The most recent seven-day average of new cases shows an increase of just over 2% compared to the prior week , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said yesterday. A similar increase was reported in the most recent seven-day average of deaths, she added. "Please hear me clearly," Walensky said. "At this level of...
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