Month: December 2021

Live updates: Florida breaks single-day COVID case record – Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported more than 75,900 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida. That tally raises the 7-day average daily to 42,600, which is twice as high as it was at the peak of this summer’s surge when the delta variant fueled a surge of …

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Penn State Health cites long waits, asks people not to come to ER for routine COVID-19 tests and care – PennLive

Penn State Health on Thursday advised people not to come to its emergency rooms for routine COVID-19 tests and non-emergency care, saying some people seeking tests might be turned away. However, Penn State Health said people experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should come to the ER. It noted some people with no symptoms …

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Just ‘a whiff of infected breath’ is all is takes to catch Omicron, expert warns – but it’s a milder illnes… – The Sun

JUST a ‘whiff of infected breath’ is all that it takes to catch Omicron, an expert has warned today. While it might be easier to catch the bug, scientists say that those who get it will suffer with a milder illness in comparison to other variants. 3 One expert has warned that you can easily …

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Trapped at Europe’s door: inside Belarus’s makeshift asylum dormitory – The Guardian

The giant warehouse towers over the Belarus countryside, less than a mile from the Polish border. In this 10,000 sq metre space patrolled by dozens of armed soldiers, 1,000 asylum seekers are crammed among countless industrial shelving units, held up on their way to Europe in the midst of a frigid winter. “We’re trapped in …

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New York gets lucky as New Year’s Eve weather forecast predicts huge winter storm for central US – New York Post

New Yorkers can expect mild weather this year for New Year’s Eve when the ball drops in Times Square, with no rain and highs in the mid-50s. But break out the umbrellas and rain gear for New Year’s Day when rain is predicted for the New York-area as temperatures remain in the mid-50s. Monday’s forecast …

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Does Omicron affect taste and smell? Symptoms of Covid variant explained – and how long they last – NationalWorld

Symptoms of the Omicron variant have been likened to the common cold and differ from previous Covid strains North West England, the West Midlands and East Midland have recorded the highest rate of new cases, with scientists saying around three-quarters of people with cold-like symptoms are likely to have coronavirus. Sign up to our NationalWorld …

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Hawaii’s COVID cases surge to record high as omicron spreads – msnNOW

© Provided by Associated Press – Sports FILE – Hospital workers process COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Aiea, Hawaii, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted revised guidelines on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, that are loosening rules that call on health care workers to stay out of work for …

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China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show – The Washington Post

The exact scope of China’s government public opinion monitoring industry is unclear, but there have been some indications about its size in Chinese state media. In 2014, the state-backed newspaper China Daily said more than 2 million people were working as public opinion analysts. In 2018, the People’s Daily, another official organ, said the government’s …

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U.S. rings in New Year with Covid surge, scaled back celebrations and travel woes – NBC News

As the United States prepared to ring in 2022, the nation has set yet another record for daily coronavirus cases, New Year’s Eve celebrations were scaled back and travel plans were disrupted because of the pandemic.  The U.S. marked a record 584,545 new coronavirus cases Thursday in a week when the country broke new case …

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Omicron Strains France’s Social Contract on Covid – The New York Times

PARIS — The deal was simple: Get vaccinated and get your normal life back. In a country with high levels of misgivings about Covid-19 vaccines and citizens quick to challenge authority, the deal was an unexpected success. It turned France into one of Europe’s most vaccinated countries, quashed street protests by government critics, and boosted …

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