WA records 16,253 new COVID-19 cases as the rise continues, but active infections are declining slightly

The spike in new COVID-19 cases in Western Australia continues with a further 16,253 infections recorded, the third highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic. But a similar number of people have recovered from the virus, dropping the number of active cases in the state slightly from 88,710 to 88,100. The latest statistics … Read more

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 – CBS Detroit

(CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency use booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. Pfizer requested this EUA in late April, citing company data showing that a third vaccine dose increased Omicron-fighting antibodies … Read more

Ford, GM, Stellantis restore masks in facilities in ‘high’ COVID-risk areas – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — Detroit’s Big Three automakers – Ford, General Motors and Stellantis – are restoring their corporate mask mandates in high-COVID-level counties. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended masks for those counties in the United States. READ MORE: Ferndale Schools District to restore face masks starting this week As … Read more

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Ferndale Schools District to restore face masks starting this week – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — The Ferndale Public Schools district reinstated the mandate for indoor masks for students and staff as of Monday. In an announcement on the district’s website, the decision came to notify school officials of the high COVID transmission rate in Oakland County. READ MORE: Ford, GM, Stellantis restore masks in facilities in ‘high’ … Read more

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID aid money

THOMASVILLE, Ala. — An entire city celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, the Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art drugs previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon cutting seemed perfect: New treatment options would be available in a backward area just as a global … Read more

As COVID cases rise in SE Michigan, city of Detroit now offers test-to-treat program – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) Southeast Michigan is another hot spot for COVID cases, according to Center for Disease Control Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Washtenaw counties, all below high community COVID transmission levels. “I kind of expected this to happen. You know COVID doesn’t go away. It comes and goes in cycles. Sometimes the cycles are worse, … Read more

Murong Xuecun wrote a book about Wuhan

The streets of Wuhan, China were virtually empty in the early days. A mysterious virus had swept through the city of 11 million people, prompting authorities to impose a lockdown. With many residents eager to leave what would become a 76-day ordeal, Murong Xuecun arrived to stay. It was April 2020 and the celebrated Chinese … Read more

Saskatchewan COVID-19 Wastewater Numbers Show Huge Drop

The latest wastewater sampling in three cities in Saskatchewan shows a massive decrease in the amount of COVID-19 present. And the samples didn’t pick up the subvariants that scientists couldn’t identify before. Viral load dropped 85.3 percent in Saskatoon the week before, 90.2 percent in North Battleford and 65.7 percent in Prince Albert. Toxicologist John … Read more