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Amazon workers: No more paid time off after positive

Amazon workers: Company revokes paid time off for positive COVID test

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 of Amazon will not be eligible for ... MORE
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COVID: 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus

COVID: 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus

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 200,000 Americans were examined for antibodies created ... MORE
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CDC: Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties high risk for COVID transmission

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 in the most-recent update to ‘high’ risk ... MORE
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Assistance: Get COVID help with internet bill

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 Program. This specific program received $3.2 billion ... MORE
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Death rates up 40% among working-age people

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 child care centers How do we know ... MORE
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New York drops mask mandate in schools: Hochul says it’s up to counties and parents

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 York’s schools was a step many had ... MORE
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The UK is lifting COVID-19 restrictions

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 What’s changing? Prime Minister Boris Johnson of ... MORE
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a historic win

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 and more infectious How has this vaccine ... MORE
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COVID-19 variants are getting smarter and more infectious

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 million COVID-19 cases. They found that there ... MORE
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COVID-19 will be more like smoking than the flu

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 getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a “modifiable ... MORE
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Queen Elizabeth II has COVID-19

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 is receiving medical attention and adhering to ... MORE
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COVID-19 antibodies strengthen after vaccination

The antibodies that fight COVID-19 seem to be getting stronger and smarter after vaccination. Antibodies seem to be the strongest for at least six months after vaccination. Parents: 70% of kids spending more time in front of a screen than before coronavirus ... MORE
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Denmark lifts COVID-19 restrictions- but cases rise

Denmark was the first major country to lift the rest of its COVID-19 restrictions. Since then, they have reported more cases per capita than most other places worldwide. COVID-19 antibodies strengthen after vaccination How far have case numbers risen? COVID-19 hospitalizations and ... MORE
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COVID-19 decline in Colorado

Colorado has begun to deactivate the crisis standards that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis standards were implemented for hospital staffing and emergency medical services. Denmark lifts COVID-19 restrictions- but cases rise Here’s what the numbers look like ... MORE
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Possible epidemic of chronic fatigue syndrome from COVID-19

COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of chronic fatigue syndrome. This syndrome could be a symptom of long COVID. Cause of long COVID still stumps experts What is chronic fatigue syndrome? This syndrome is a symptom of long COVID. It is al ... MORE
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