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COVID-19: Experts say cases are rising and a new variant called BA.4 and BA.5 are why

COVID-19: Experts say cases are rising and a new variant called BA.4 and BA.5 are why
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, and experts claim it's due to a new variant known as BA.4 and BA.5. According to The National Desk, these two subvariants are what people are being infected ... more
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COVID-19 guidance is changing according to the CDC, but what does this mean?

COVID-19 guidance is changing according to the CDC, but what does this mean?
For the last couple of years, the CDC has issued strict guidance to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but now the responsibility is changing. For most of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control ... more
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The “Great Resignation”: Expert says the pandemic exacerbated ongoing employment issues; priorities have changed for Americans

The “Great Resignation”: Expert says the pandemic exacerbated ongoing employment issues; priorities have changed for Americans
Americans working during the COVID-19 pandemic were forced to make hard choices, putting their families first ahead of their employment, and this gave people many reasons to quit their jobs. Once people began prioritizing their ... more
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Novavax becomes latest COVID-19 vaccine option in U.S.

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More COVID-19 vaccine choice. That was the outcome after the Food and Drug Administration moved to approve Novavax shots for adults in the U.S. It's already available in other countries across the world. However, the ... more
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COVID-19: Centaurus is a new subvariant of Omicron, and the WHO is investigating

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Yet again, another subvariant of Omicron has been identified as COVID-19 still persists. The strain is also known as BA.2.75. It was first discovered in India, and evidently spreads five times faster and is possibly ... more
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COVID-19 BA.5 variant growing concern: How quickly is it spreading in New York?

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Experts say another round of COVID-19 booster shots may be needed if the BA.5 variant continues to move. Coronavirus infections are low and mask restrictions are few-and-far between. Hospitalizations have also been declining for the ... more
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CDC gives final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children and toddlers. The final group without available COVID-19 shots now has one, as infants and those under 5 years of age are ... more
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Omicron wave drops in ‘high risk’ counties as New York COVID-19 cases up 15%

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The number of COVID-19 cases has dropped in 17 counties in New York that were previously deemed high risk for transmission, even as the number of Covid cases increased by 15% statewide last week. According ... more
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Amazon workers: Company revokes paid time off for positive COVID test

Amazon workers: No more paid time off after positive
The online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. says its ending paid time off for employees with COVID-19.  The company announced the move over the weekend, sparking concern and outrage among Americans. Effective May 2, 2022 employees ... more
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COVID: 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus

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Data shows that almost 60% of people over age 17 have already had COVID-19. Now, data from the CDC is saying 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus. Blood samples for over ... more
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CDC: Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties high risk for COVID transmission

Wayne County officials urge high risk communities to mask-up after CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending masks for nearly a dozen counties in Upstate New York. Three of them are located in the Finger Lakes. Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties were included ... more
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Assistance: Get COVID help with internet bill

Lucky break leads to faster fiber availability for Yates County broadband project
The Federal Communications Commission will now be offering assistance each month on qualifying household's broadband internet bill. This program was introduced in Dec. of 2020 by Congress. The program is called the Emergency Broadband Benefit ... more
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Death rates up 40% among working-age people

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The insurance industry has been processing claims faster than ever. They are currently seeing the highest death rate in the history of the business, especially people of working age. Universal mask mandate lifted for NY ... more
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New York drops mask mandate in schools: Hochul says it’s up to counties and parents

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Sunday that it would be up to counties and parents to determine whether students would be required to mask up when heading to school. Lifting the mask mandate in New ... more
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The UK is lifting COVID-19 restrictions

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People with COVID-19 will no longer be required to self-isolate in England. This comes as part of the government's plan for "living with COVID." United Way distributes 9,000 COVID-19 test kits to Ontario County non-profits ... more
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a historic win

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Despite the mistakes made during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one thing that the world got right. The vaccine rollout during the pandemic has been a historic win for humanity. COVID-19 variants are getting smarter ... more
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COVID-19 variants are getting smarter and more infectious

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Scientists have found that COVID-19 variants are evolving. These variants are more infectious and better at escaping antibodies. COVID-19 will be more like smoking than the flu How do we know? A study analyzed 1.5 ... more
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COVID-19 will be more like smoking than the flu

FDA: Menthol cigarettes could soon be banned
Deaths from tobacco use and deaths from the pandemic have one thing in common. Many of them could have been prevented by a behavioral change. NYS extends authority to create COVID-19 regulations The numbers Not ... more
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Queen Elizabeth II has COVID-19

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Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19. She has continued to work despite being sick. COVID-19 antibodies strengthen after vaccination What are her symptoms like? Queen Elizabeth II has been experiencing mild cold-like symptoms. She ... more
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