Travel Alert: CDC Said Some Caribbean Beaches are High Risk For COVID-19 Infections
Photo Courtesy of Cristiano Pinto/UnsplashCristiano Pinto. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two destinations to its “high” category for Covid-19 risk. Around this time two years ago, the world was either still under lockdown restrictions, or slowly emerging from being on lockdodwn for months. Our world today looks as though the COVID-19 Pandemic is over with the majority of the people stopped wearing masks. Unfortunately, new COVID-19 cases are emerging from around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two destinations to its “high” category for Covid-19 risk – including a Caribbean nation popular for its beaches.
First Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in NC
The State Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the first case of monkeypox in North Carolina on Thursday. The testing was done by the State Laboratory of Public Health. The patient is said to be isolated at home and no other information had been shared at the time.
Friday in Portland: OHA gives COVID-19 update as state prepares to rollout pediatric vaccines
(Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, June 17 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Oregon health officials give update on pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
Monkeypox in the U.S., CDC Says High Risk of Exposure
The CDC is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox reported in several countries, including around the U.S., that don’t normally report monkeypox. *information straight from CDC.gov.
Concerns Mount Over COVID-19 'Rebounds' After Treatment With Pfizer's Paxlovid
Concerns are mounting for people who have been given Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment regimen after contracting COVID-19, only to become positive for the infection once again after completing the treatment.
CDC COVID-19 Community Level in Carroll County remains LOW as additional jurisdictions in Maryland shift to Medium
Last week (May 12th) seven jurisdictions in Maryland had moved into the “Medium” level of CDC COVID-19 Community Level: Montgomery County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Kent County, Wicomico County, Somerset County and Worcester County. Additional jurisdictions have moved into the “Medium” category as of May 19th:
Monkeypox cases confirmed in the US and Europe
Health authorities in Massachusetts have confirmed a case of the rare illness, monkeypox. It is the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the US this year, according to The Washington Post (WAPO).
Despite pandemic, STDs increase in Colorado and nationwide
Tests in a lab.Photo by Karolina Grabowska / Pexels. (Denver, Colo.) Rates of sexually transmitted diseases increased during the pandemic in Colorado and nationally, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gun Violence: Leading Cause in Juvenile Mortality [Stats]
A child standing beside a rally opposing gun violence.(Natalie Chaney/UnSplash) According to data released Friday by the United States Centers for Disease Control, firearms were the leading cause of death in children and teens during the year 2020.
CDC's mask mandate for travelers ended following a judge's ruling
Man is wearing a mask to travel safely for Covid.Austin Distel. On Monday, April 18th, 2022, a federal judge in Florida tossed the mask requirement on airplanes, trains, buses, and other public transits. The deadline to phase it had been extended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to May 3rd, 2022. As a result of the ruling, individual airlines and local transit agencies must individually decide whether or not to require masks.
Is a National Mask Mandate Coming Back?
States are beginning to renew mandates. Is the country far behind?. This article is free of bias and based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:USNews.com, Chicago.gov, The Chicago Tribune, CDC.gov, Axios.com, Forbes.com, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Pew Research Center.
Community health clinics nearing financial brink as COVID reimbursement lags
In the pandemic emergency, Sonoma County clinics providing care to the neediest, say they're being left out in the cold. Another wrinkle in the Rube Goldberg-esque world of American medical care---clinics that have distributed six million vaccine doses to California's un- and under-insured are still awaiting re-payment from the federal government, nearly 16 months after vaccines against COVID became available.
Parents Can Qualify for up to $16,000 in Tax Credits for 2022
Childrearing is expensive and many parents have struggled to get through the pandemic that continues to be ongoing over the past three years. However, this year families may qualify for a larger tax refund this year based on childcare expenses over the past year.
New COVID-19 strain, Deltacron, discovered by Cyprus researcher
Cyprus researcher discusses newly formed variant that carries both qualities of the Delta and Omicron variants. Scientists made the eye opening discovering on Friday and reported a new strain of Covid-19 that combines both delta and omicron variants. The discovery was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.