Thursday Sep 28, 2023

Is It Seasonal Allergies or COVID? Experts Explain the Difference

With warmer weather (finally!) comes blooming flowers, grasses, and trees. We love these signs of spring, but for many, they herald the start of spring allergies and the attendant sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. But wait – with COVID cases on the rise, how do you tell if your symptoms are caused by allergies […]

‘We Are Not There Yet’: As States Drop Mask Rules, the C.D.C. Stands Firm

WASHINGTON — The White House has been meeting with outside health experts to plan a pandemic exit strategy and a transition to a “new normal,” but the behind-the-scenes effort is crashing into a very public reality: A string of blue-state governors have gotten ahead of President Biden by suddenly abandoning their mask mandates. Two of […]

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations still too high for changes to mask guidance, CDC director says

(CNN)The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is standing by the agency’s mask guidelines, emphasizing Tuesday that now is not the time to change the recommendations or loosen restrictions aimed at preventing Covid-19. The CDC “still recommends that all schools encourage students to wear well-fitting masks consistently and while indoors. And […]

Between Christmas and New Year’s, doctors expect the US Omicron surge to grow

Covid-19 numbers keep soaring as travelers scatter back across the country after Christmas and Americans prepare for another holiday weekend. The US is now averaging 198,404 new Covid-19 cases each day, according to Sunday data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s 47% higher than a week ago and the highest such number since January 19. “I […]

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