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Morris Brown College Reinstates Covid Mask Mandate

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*Students and employees at Morris Brown College in Atlanta are required to wear face masks on campus a week after classes began. According to a letter sent to faculty, staff, and students, the college will enforce the mask requirement and other COVID-19 safety protocols for two weeks, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  The letter cited “reports […]

New Bivalent Boosters Add Protection From Omicron Variant Ahead of Predicted Surge  

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*California has started administering updated COVID-19 booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of new versions of boosters of the vaccine for people aged 12 and older. The Western State Scientific Safety Review Workgroup independently reviewed the boosters and recommended that they be given to people who have […]

Study Warns of Danger of Catching COVID-19 Over and Over Again

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*Getting COVID-19 more than once doubles the risk of you dying, warns a new study. The findings were published in the journal Nature Medicine. Scientists say multiple bouts of the bug can raise the risk of organ failure, ending up in the hospital and even early death. This is because it can cause problems in […]

New Survey Reveals Americans Lied About COVID-19 Risk

*According to a new survey, more than 40% of Americans were dishonest about whether they had COVID-19 or if they were following safety protocols.  The survey was conducted in December with 1,700 people. According to the results, 721 of the respondents noted that they “misrepresented their COVID status or failed to follow public health recommendations,” […]

CDC Ends Social Distancing and Quarantine for Covid-19 Control | VIDEOs

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*(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19. In new guidelines released Thursday, the agency no longer recommends staying at least 6 feet away from other people to reduce the […]

LA County on Verge of Reinstating Indoor Mask Mandate | WATCH

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*(CNN) — Los Angeles County is maintaining a high Covid-19 community level, which means a universal indoor masking mandate could be enacted as soon as next week, health officials say. In Los Angeles, the average test positivity rate remains high, at 16%, Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a Covid-19 update on […]

White House Says Biden Has Tested Positive for Covid-19 | VIDEO

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*(CNN) — President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday. “This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate […]

Americans Over 50 Urged to Get Covid-19 Booster ASAP | VIDEO

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*(CNN) — The White House’s Covid-19 response team sent a clear message to the nation this week on the spread of the Omicron subvariant BA.5 and the importance of second vaccine booster doses for adults over the age of 50. “If you have not gotten a vaccine shot in the year 2022, if you have […]

COVID 19: Natural Immunity from Omicron Weak and Limited, Study Finds

*In unvaccinated people, infection with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 provides little long-term immunity against other variants, according to a new study by researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF), published today in the journal Nature. In experiments using mice and blood samples from donors who were infected with Omicron, the team found […]

Oprah Didn’t Leave Her Home for Over a Year Due to COVID Fears

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*Oprah Winfrey admits that she did not leave her home for over a year amid the COVID pandemic.  Speaking to LA Times about her new documentary, “The Color of Care,” which debuted on Smithsonian Channel, the media mogul also noted that she still supports the mask mandate.  “I didn’t leave home for 322 days — […]

Dr. Fauci Says the US is OUT of the Covid-19 Pandemic Phase

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*(CNN) — The United States is out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden‘s chief medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “We are certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase,” Fauci said on PBS NewsHour Tuesday. “Namely, we […]

Philadelphia Set to Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate As Cases Rise | VIDEO

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*(CNN) — Philadelphia will reinstate its indoor mask mandate as of Monday, April 18, as cases in the city quickly rise, the city’s Public Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole announced Monday. Their decision comes after a slew of states and major cities dropped their masking requirements as cases began trending downward in January. On March […]

Eric Adams: New York City Mayor Tests Positive for Covid-19 | VIDEO

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*(CNN) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from a spokesperson. “This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive,” press secretary Fabien Levy said in the […]