PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and infections are spiking again across the United States. In just the past month, COVID-19 cases have jumped more than 168% nationwide. The surge has a handful of school districts in the Philadelphia region bringing masks back to the classroom. READ MORE: Police Investigating Series Of Gunpoint Robberies In Center City, West Philadelphia The actual numbers are probably 10 times higher than the official count because so many people are testing at home. It has health departments and hospitals sounding the alarm, warning people to take precautions. The CDC’s COVID community transmission map is all red again for the Philadelphia tri-state region, meaning the virus is widespread. “It’s cause for concern,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said. Bettigole says Philadelphia is now averaging 360 COVID cases per day. “So those numbers are substantially higher than they … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Cases Soaring Across Philadelphia Region, Up 168% Nationwide
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Americans have always tolerated high rates of death and suffering — among certain segments of society. But the sheer numbers of deaths from preventable causes, and the apparent acceptance that no policy change is on the horizon, raises the question: Has mass death become accepted in America? READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Warm Temperatures May Help Create A Severe Storm “I think the evidence is unmistakable and quite clear. We will tolerate an enormous amount of carnage, suffering and death in the U.S., because we have over the past two years. We have over our history,” says Gregg … [Read more...] about COVID-19, Shootings: Is Mass Death Now Tolerated In America?
Originally published May 23 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Infectious disease experts around the world have their eye on a virus that’s spread to several countries. READ MORE: Police: Hennepin County 911 Phone Lines Are Down There is now one confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States, and at least four other suspected cases. So how does monkeypox compare to COVID-19? Good Question. Jeff Wagner talked with a doctor about how worried we should be. More than two years into a worldwide pandemic from COVID-19, a new-yet-familiar virus has emerged once again. Monkeypox originated in Africa and is rarely seen outside that continent. However, there are now 90 cases in 12 countries outside of Africa. One case is confirmed in Massachusetts. There are also probable cases in Florida and New York. “If you’ve ever had chicken pox, it’s the same sort of genus as the chicken pox virus,” said Dr. Nicholas Lehnertz, medical specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health. What symptoms … [Read more...] about How Does Monkeypox Compare To COVID-19?
(CNN) Van Morrison is railing against UK lockdowns and pandemic restrictions in three new songs, despite the government's success at containing Covid-19 transmissions. The 74-year-old Northern Ireland musician is best known for the soft-rock classic "Brown Eyed Girl." But he is no longer so dulcet. His new singles feature lyrics so specific and incendiary they sound as though they were designed to be played at rallies and protests. In a statement , the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer described the forthcoming songs -- "Born to Be Free," "As I Walked Out" and "No More Lockdowns" -- as "songs of protest" that criticize the government's decisions to shut down businesses, including live music venues. UK's first socially distanced concert shows what the future of live music might look like Morrison said his personal freedoms are being impinged upon. "I'm not telling people what to do or think. The government is doing a great job … [Read more...] about Van Morrison protests Covid-19 lockdowns in three new songs
(CNN) — Three child-size doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine appeared to be safe and showed a strong immune response in children ages 6 months to 5 years, the companies said Monday. The vaccine makers said they will finish submitting the trial data to the US Food and Drug Administration this week. The Phase 2/3 trial included 1,678 children who received a third dose during the period when the Omicron coronavirus variant dominated. Antibody levels tested one month after the third dose showed the vaccine produced a similar immune response as two doses in 16-to-25 year-olds, the companies said in a news release. The data has not yet been peer-reviewed or published. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cooler Weather Offers Much-Needed Relief Midtrial results found vaccine efficacy of 80.3% against symptomatic Covid-19 in this youngest age group. The companies identified 10 symptomatic cases at least seven days after the third dose. However, the efficacy rate won’t be finalized … [Read more...] about 3-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Protects Children Ages 6 Months To 5 years, Pfizer & BioNTech Say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, Carol Frisa, was left in those quiet hallways with her daughter and her daughter’s fiancée, holding three bags full of her husband’s possessions. “It was the most brutal thing,” Ms. Frisa said. Ms. Frisa recalled that night, the 30 years of marriage and the 57 years of James Frisa’s life on May 3 as the state held a memorial ceremony in front of the Jesse Cooper Building for the 2,919 Delawareans who have died from COVID-19 over the past two years. Family members wrote the names of loved ones on yellow hearts and some displayed homemade posters to honor those they lost. Ms. Frisa sported a shirt with her husband’s photo on it, decked out in his Camden-Wyoming Little League coaching attire — one of his favorite things to do in his spare time when he wasn’t working as an acupuncturist. … [Read more...] about Ceremony honors Delawareans lost to COVID-19