95 percent of US counties now seeing ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission rate: CDC data

More than 95 percent of U.S. counties are now seeing “high” rates of COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker revealed on Tuesday that 95.19 percent of counties in the U.S. are seeing a “high” rate of transmission, meaning there were at least 100 new cases reported perContinue reading “95 percent of US counties now seeing ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission rate: CDC data”

Texas school district temporarily closes after 2 teachers die of Covid-19

Connally Independent School District officials hope “the closure and holiday break will provide those who are positive with the virus or exposed to others with the virus, the time to isolate and recover.” A Central Texas school district closed its schools until after the Labor Day holiday Tuesday after two teachers died last week ofContinue reading “Texas school district temporarily closes after 2 teachers die of Covid-19”

Japan confirms first case of new type of delta variant

The first case in Japan involving a new mutation of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus — of which only eight cases have been reported so far worldwide — has been confirmed, according to researchers. A research team from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, headed by associate professor Hiroaki Takeuchi, announced Monday in a statement thatContinue reading “Japan confirms first case of new type of delta variant”

Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID

One store was forced to take the product off its shelves over fears for shoppers’ safety Alberta feed stores say they’re receiving a deluge of callers asking to buy ivermectin due to misinformation that suggests the livestock dewormer can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans. Lance Olson, manager of Lone Star Tack & Feed Inc., located just outside of Calgary,Continue reading “Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID”

U.S. Supreme Court ends CDC’s pandemic residential eviction moratorium

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions imposed by President Joe Biden’s administration in a challenge to the policy brought by a coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups. The justices, who in June had left in place a prior ban that expired at the end of July, grantedContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court ends CDC’s pandemic residential eviction moratorium”

New York’s new governor reveals more than 12,000 people added to state’s Covid death toll than Cuomo admitted

Kathy Hochul has pledged transparency as incoming administration reviews data from nursing home deaths that drew state and federal scrutiny under predecessor Days after being sworn into office following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has revealed that the state’s Covid-19 death toll includes 12,000 more lives lost to the disease than had previously been reportedContinue reading “New York’s new governor reveals more than 12,000 people added to state’s Covid death toll than Cuomo admitted”

A Pharmacist Is Charged With Selling COVID-19 Vaccine Cards For $10 On eBay

A Chicago pharmacist has been charged with stealing official COVID-19 vaccination cards and selling them on eBay for roughly $10 each, federal prosecutors say. Tangtang Zhao, 34, allegedly sold 125 authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination cards to 11 buyers in March and April. Zhao was indicted on 12 counts of theft of governmentContinue reading “A Pharmacist Is Charged With Selling COVID-19 Vaccine Cards For $10 On eBay”

More than 3,000 fake vaccine cards from China seized by customs and border patrol officers at one port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized fake vaccine cards shipped from China to Tennessee last week. The shipment was disguised as paper greeting cards and upon reading the description in the shipment manifest, customs and border patrol officers “already knew what it was,” the agency said in a statement.  The shipment was on route toContinue reading “More than 3,000 fake vaccine cards from China seized by customs and border patrol officers at one port”

Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies

Kentucky lawmaker says ban for Covid misinformation was ‘badge of honour’ An outspoken Republican senator has temporarily been suspended from YouTube after he uploaded a video questioning measures to combat Covid, and even urged Americans to “resist” them. Rand Paul, a senator for Kentucky, was reportedly suspended for a week from the video site on Tuesday. A YouTube spokesperson told TheContinue reading “Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies”

Florida requests 300 ventilators from federal government as COVID cases keep rising

Gov. DeSantis says he isn’t aware of that request As a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the state of Florida requested 300 ventilators from the federal government, according to a Department of Health and Human Services planning document obtained by ABC News. The request was made on Friday “to replace expendedContinue reading “Florida requests 300 ventilators from federal government as COVID cases keep rising”

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