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Former Biden advisers, public health experts release ‘roadmap for living with Covid’

CNN — Some of the nation’s leading public health experts, including the former coronavirus advisers to the Biden administration, detail in a new report when and how the United States can transition out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase and back into “pre-pandemic routines and lives. ” Among the recommendations in the report are for the … Read more

Indiana’s Virus Health Order Poised to End With Bill Passage | Indian News

By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to administrative steps Gov. Eric Holcomb said were necessary to end the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency while still protecting enhanced federal funding. The governor’s office said Holcomb signed the bill into law shortly after Indiana House members voted by a … Read more

As Vaccine Demand Falls, States Are Left With Huge Stockpile | Health News

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press As demand for COVID-19 vaccines collapses in many areas of the US, states are scrambling to use stockpiles of doses before they expire and have to be added to the millions that have already gone to waste. From some of the least vaccinated states, like Indiana and North Dakota, to … Read more

Travel Trends for 2022 | Barron’s

Due to the global shutdown and a litany of travel restrictions, tourism crumbled in 2020, which came in as the worst year on record according to the World Tourism Organization. But with myriad international borders opening in 2021 travel is now on a rebound. Although airline, hotel, and tour bookings have seen an uptick in … Read more

The pandemic’s toll on children’s mental health

CNN — The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating death around the world, causing millions of and leading to many more people becoming severely ill and losing loved ones. It also has led to many mental health impacts, including on children and adolescents. Examining the impact on children in 11 countries, a January study in … Read more

New York City mayor plans to lift indoor vaccine mandate | Health and Fitness

By BOBBY CAINA CAVAN – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday that a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections could lead to the lifting of vaccine mandates on restaurants, bars and theaters as soon as March 7. His announcement came shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her own … Read more

Nearly Half of Biden’s 500M Free COVID Tests Still Unclaimed | Health News

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the 500 million free COVID-19 tests the Biden administration recently made available to the public still have not been claimed as virus cases plummet and people feel less urgency to test. Wild demand swings have been a subplot in the pandemic, from vaccines to … Read more

Hong Kong’s Success in Fending off COVID Comes Back to Haunt | Health News

By ALICE FUNG and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — For two years, Hong Kong successfully insulated most of its residents from COVID-19 and often went months without a single locally spread case. Then the omicron variant showed up. The fast-spreading mutation breached Hong Kong’s defenses and has been spreading rapidly through one … Read more

Go Ahead, Seniors, Book Your Vacation. But Expect the Unexpected Thanks to Covid

After two years of disrupted travel plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fading of the Omicron variant has many older Americans eager to return to the roads and skies in coming months. There’s no guarantee, however, that another variant won’t upend plans or lead vulnerable people to rethink their travels. The good news is the … Read more

California Governor Ends 12 Emergencies, but Not for COVID | Health News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Multiple California emergencies declared by the last two governors officially ended on Friday — including for heat waves, an oil spill, wildfires and the civil unrest in reaction to George Floyd’s murder — but Gov. Gavin Newsom said the threat from the coronavirus lives on and … Read more