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Map: See if the CDC recommends indoor mask use in your county

Nationwide, 2 percent of counties are included in the indoor mask guidance.
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Image: CDC Mask recommendations

Maps: Track hospital ICU stress levels in your state

As omicron wanes, track hospital ICU stress levels among adult patients across the country.

3 Air Force cadets who refused Covid vaccination won’t be commissioned

A fourth cadet who had refused vaccination until about a week ago decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer, the academy said.
U.S. Air Force Academy Holds 2021 Graduation Ceremony
U.S. Air Force Academy Holds 2021 Graduation Ceremony

Shanghai reopens some public transport, still on high Covid alert

Shanghai’s lockdown and curbs in other cities have battered consumption, industrial output and other sectors of the Chinese economy in recent months.
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Red Power Ranger actor charged in multimillion-dollar PPP Covid relief fraud scheme

Austin St. John, 47, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is one of 18 people involved in an alleged scheme to falsely obtain $3.5 million in small business loans.
Red Power Ranger Austin St. John
Red Power Ranger Austin St. John

Less deadly than delta? In some states, omicron caused more deaths

The omicron variant, though extremely contagious, was considered less deadly than delta. New research shows that wasn't always the case.
An Intensive Care Unit As Connecticut Covid-19 Cases Remain Below 10%
An Intensive Care Unit As Connecticut Covid-19 Cases Remain Below 10%

New clue about why Covid is deadlier for men: Estrogen may play a protective role

Women who received hormone replacement therapy after getting Covid had a 78 percent lower overall mortality rate than women who didn't take estrogen, a study found.
Healthcare workers treat a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 31, 2022.
Healthcare workers treat a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 31, 2022.

Nationwide Covid cases are up 55 percent

CDC advisers voted to recommend Pfizer’s Covid booster shot for children ages five to 11 after the FDA gave the green light earlier in the week. The head of the FDA says an advisory panel will consider Moderna’s application soon. This comes as the U.S. witnesses 100,000 new daily Covid infections for the first time in months.
Nationwide Covid cases are up 55 percent
Nationwide Covid cases are up 55 percent

CDC signs off on Pfizer Covid booster for kids 5-11

The final endorsement, from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, means 5- to 11-year-olds are eligible for a booster shot at least five months after their second dose. 
COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine

U.K.’s Johnson faces no further fines over ‘partygate‘ scandal

The scandal, dubbed “partygate” by the media, has dealt a heavy blow to Johnson’s leadership.
Image: Boris Johnson
Image: Boris Johnson

A man was accidentally given the Covid relief funds for his town. He hit the online casino.

His lawyer said the 24-year-old unemployed man was sorry for having spent most of the money intended as pandemic relief for low-income households on overseas online casinos.
Media gather outside a police station following reports of a man arrested for allegedly gambling away 46.3 million yen ($360,000) in Covid relief aid mistakenly deposited into his bank account in Yamaguchi western Japan, on May 19, 2022.
Media gather outside a police station following reports of a man arrested for allegedly gambling away 46.3 million yen ($360,000) in Covid relief aid mistakenly deposited into his bank account in Yamaguchi western Japan, on May 19, 2022.

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