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Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

FOX 13 Seattle - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Tuesday on Twitter. Gates wrote in a series of tweets: "I've tested positive for COVID. I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again. "The Gates Foundation is coming together today for the first time in two years, and I am lucky to be on Teams to see everyone and thank them for their hard...

The White House Warns Of Fall Covid Surge, Seeks $22B

The White House has been asking Congress for $22.5 billion in emergency aid to continue responding to the pandemic, but Republicans have insisted on a much lower number.

These states now have ‘high’ COVID-19 levels

THE BOSTON GLOBE – Seven Massachusetts counties now have “high” community levels of COVID-19 and people in those areas should wear masks in indoor public spaces, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The counties are Berkshire, Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Barnstable, according to the CDC’s website, which rates virus levels in US counties as “a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take.” Hampshire, Hampden, Essex, Plymouth, Dukes, and...

FDA restricts J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

The FDA on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

May 5 (Reuters) - The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible but less severe, a large study in the United States has found. "We found that the risks of hospitalization and mortality were nearly identical between periods," said four scientists who conducted the study based on records of 130,000 COVID-19 patients, referring to times in the past...

Healthcare workers with long COVID are having their careers cut short due to debilitating symptoms as the industry struggles with labor shortages

Long COVID could be preventing 1.6 million Americans from rejoining the the workforce amid widespread labor shortages.

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling?

AP – What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? Depending on your destination, it could result in an unexpected change in plans, such as being required to stay isolated in a hotel. It's why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you have backup plans ready if you're traveling abroad. You might have to stay longer than planned if you test positive. In some places, you won't be able to board flights until...

The Dawn of the Pandemic Age

THE NEW REPUBLIC – The world is teeming with animals that have never met before. They clamber under dripping green canopies in rainforest, they crouch in the rough recesses of mountain caves, they scamper through your backyard. Usually, they stick to what they know, living in the same ecosystems that have supported their kind for millennia. In normal times, they may never encounter the species that live in the mountain or valley or forest next to...

Better Ventilation Can Prevent Covid Spread. But Are Companies Paying Attention?

Improved airflow provides an additional layer of protection — and can be a vital tool for people who have not been fully vaccinated, people with weakened immune systems, and children too young to be immunized.

Sharon Osbourne tearfully reveals husband Ozzy has Covid-19

CNN – Sharon Osbourne tweeted the news that Ozzy Osbourne had tested positive. “But I spoke to him and he’s okay,” Osbourne said. “I am very worried about Ozzy right now.” She said her rocker husband, 73, had gone two years not contracting the virus “and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.” In 2020, he shared that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “We’re gonna get him a negative test by next week,” she...

Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not a ‘close contact’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Neither President Joe Biden nor first lady Jill Biden was considered a "close contact" of Harris in recent days, said the vice president's press secretary, Kirsten Allen. Harris had been scheduled to attend Biden's Tuesday morning...

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke tests positive for COVID-19

By The Associated Press, April 25, 2022 EL PASO, Texas -- Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for governor in Texas, said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The former congressman and presidential candidate said he was experiencing mild symptoms and is fully vaccinated and boosted. On Sunday, O'Rourke was campaigning in East Texas, where he spoke to a crowded room of supporters while maskless. O'Rourke said in a statement that he had tested negative on Sunday...

98 Symptoms Coronavirus Patients Say They’ve Had

Ever since COVID-19 reared its ugly head and upended our world, long-lasting symptoms of the virus have been varied and hard to pinpoint—until now.

People Who Are Afraid To Fly With Unmasked Passengers

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines say they are offering options — including refunds in some cases — for people worried about flying now that other passengers aren't required to wear face masks. However, the airlines aren't providing many details. Customers could find themselves at the mercy of workers at airline customer-service centers. Many people who will be flying in the next few weeks bought their tickets before a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the...
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