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    In this article KRVIDEO5:2405:24Our teams do an incredible job of making our customers' lives easier: Kroger CEOPower LunchMore Americans may have returned to the office, classroom and restaurants, but Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said sales in recent months prove some stay-at-home trends are sticking. "An awful lot of customers learned how to cook and they really enjoy it," he said Thursday on CNBC's "Closing Bell." "What they're telling us is they like to eat healthy and they feel like they can eat healthier by cooking at home. They also like to show off their new skills." Kroger shares jumped Thursday, closing up 11% at $44.65. The grocer raised its outlook after reporting stronger-than-expected sales gains. With the stock's latest gains, the country's largest supermarket operator is on pace for its best yearly performance since 2014. Its shares have climbed 41% year to date, putting its market value at $33.38 billion. Kroger's third-quarter results surprised some investors and indicated that consumers may keep loading up the fridge. The company said it earned 78 cents per share, excluding items, on revenue of...
    According to data from the Transportation Security Administration reported by The Guardian, 1,382,230 people went through TSA checkpoints on November 25, a large increase from the 560,902 individuals who traveled in 2020. The TSA recorded 1,591,158 people at checkpoints on Nov. 25 in 2019. On Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving and typically the busiest travel day of the year, 2,207,949 people moved through TSA checkpoints this year compared to the 912,090 that did in 2020. Public health officials like White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci have encouraged anyone gathering in groups for the holidays to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to celebrate a "normal" holiday. However, a Hill-HarrisX poll released this week found that 65% of Thanksgiving hosts had no plans to require their visitors to be vaccinated or wear masks. Only 21% of respondents said they would demand that their guests be vaccinated, and only 4% said they would require masks at their gatherings. 11 said they would require both. Last year, several health experts predicted that holiday season gatherings...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Canine influenza, also known as the dog flu, is spreading fast in Southern California and experts warn holiday reunions and boarding may lead to an even bigger increase in virus infection.Almost all dogs are susceptible to canine flu infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and virus infection tends to spread among dogs housed in kennels and shelters, which isn't good as many pet owners kick off the holidays."There's currently an outbreak in Los Angeles that's bigger than the outbreak that happened in 2017," said Madeline Bernstein, the president of the spcaLA. "The theory right now is that because of the holidays and dogs going into daycare and boarding and flying, you know, maybe perhaps with other dogs coming for holiday things, it could definitely continue to spread pretty rapidly."Owner of the Shabby Dog in Sierra Madre Sandy Duvall told Eyewitness News she's witnessed the impact of a dog flu outbreak and said it's not something pet owners should take lightly.READ ALSO | Canine influenza outbreak cases double in one monthEMBED More News...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As we celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, health officials are becoming more anxious about how holiday gatherings could impact our COVID-19 rates. For Campbell and his family, Thursday was about the turkey, but his mother Ashlee knows there are other things to be aware of. READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Shot By Family Member, Police Say“Making sure that we’re washing our hands all the time, that we’re trying to stay away from other people were using masks as often as we can,” said Ashlee. As many families gathered together for Thanksgiving, doctors worry this holiday’s gatherings could contribute to a spike in new cases. “There are already surges across the northeast and the north,” said Dr. Megan Ranney. In Baltimore, children under 10 are experiencing the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases. The city’s overall transmission rates are also on the rise and it’s why Baltimore is not lifting its indoor mask mandate. READ MORE: 'It's So Heartwarming To Be Able To Help': Bea Gaddy Center Serves 10,000 Families On Thanksgiving DayWith the ongoing risks,...
    Dr Anthony Fauci says masks are not needed during holiday gatherings this year as long as everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says that despite rising cases nationwide, vaccinated people do not have much to worry about during an interview with CNN on Sunday. However, he did advise Americans to still wear masks while traveling or if they are in another area where there are many people they do not know. His advice comes as cases are rising across the U.S., but booster shots are becoming widely available as well to combat the upward trend. Dr Anthony Fauci (pictured) says that it is safe for people to gather without masks for the holidays if they are fully vaccinated. He said to CNN on Sunday that his family, who are all vaccinated, will not wear masks this year The holiday season comes as cases in the U.S. trend upwards, though unlike last year more than half of Americans are fully vaccinated now, which could help prevent another case surge of that...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The best advice for a safe Thanksgiving last year was to just stay home. But this year, Thanksgiving is back. READ MORE: N.Y. Assembly Judiciary Committee Releases Findings Of Andrew Cuomo InvestigationsAdults and children over the age of 5 are eligible for vaccines, and a recent study found the majority of Americans surveyed plan to celebrate like they did before the pandemic. So can we celebrate safely? READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For TSA Workers, As Thanksgiving Rush BeginsNew York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi joined CBSN New York to share his advice for the holidays. He urged everyone to get vaccinated and get a booster. “One very practical tip that I have for holiday gatherings is plan it around your most vulnerable family members. If you have someone who is older or is immunocompromised because of a medical condition, take that into account in terms of how you arrange the festivities,” he said. “Try to have some of it outdoors if you can, or otherwise well ventilated. Make sure that people get...
    With Thanksgiving just days away, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has released safety guidelines for holiday gatherings. "There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health," the CDC said. "Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible." The CDC itemized safer ways to celebrate the holidays: Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated. Wear well-fitting masks over your nose and mouth if you are in public indoor settings if you are not fully vaccinated. Even those who are fully vaccinated should wear a mask in public indoor settings in communities with substantial to high transmission. Outdoors is safer than indoors. Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces. If you are sick or have symptoms, don’t host or attend a gathering. Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a close contact with someone who has COVID-19. ...
    LOS ANGELES -- With COVID-19 cases slowly starting to rise, your Thanksgiving menu may call for a course of COVID precautions. We have some tips to keep your holiday celebration safe. This year, R.S.V.P. stands for "Required Status of your Vaccination Please.""Thanksgiving is a whole different experience. Lots of travel across different counties and across state lines," said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health & Human Services Secretary.Ghaly warns that holiday gatherings could lead to a spike in cases, despite the fact that case rates and hospital admissions are far lower than they were this time last year."We still know that if you're unvaccinated, you are five to six times more likely to get infected by COVID than someone who is vaccinated. And then, you're a staggering 20 times more likely to die," Ghaly said.For respiratory care nurse Stephanie Friends, she plans to take extra precautions and discuss vaccination status with her Thanksgiving guests before the gathering.During her Fourth of July party, she kept it outdoors, checked temperatures and requested masking and hand-washing. In addition to disposable plates and utensils, she...
    The sea of Thanksgiving travelers was already beginning to swell at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, as crowds of people snaked through check-in lines, waited for bags and piled along the curb. Airport staff made periodic announcements about COVID-19 guidelines, at times calling out travelers who weren’t wearing masks: “You’re almost there, all the way up, nose, mouth and chin,” one said over the loudspeaker. Thanksgiving is shaping up to be the busiest travel moment since the beginning of the pandemic as people try to reconnect with friends and loved ones. This holiday, an estimated 2 million people are expected to travel through LAX, double the number from last year but still a million fewer than in 2019, according to Heath Montgomery, spokesman for LAX. But the growing crowds also bring new coronavirus dangers. While cases in California are trending down, officials remain worried about a potential winter surge as cold weather sends more people indoors and holiday travel rebounds. “This virus, this disease, is not taking the winter off,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week, noting that...
    The coronavirus pandemic continues, and in some parts of the country and world cases are rising again — not news anyone wants to hear as the holidays approach. But after more stringent advice last year to stay home, experts say the public is now armed with more information and defenses and might consider an extended gathering of family or friends. More people are vaccinated, or like newly eligible younger children, might have at least one shot. Older or sicker people can get boosted. There is a bit more availability of home COVID-19 tests, though imperfect and costly as they can be. Decisions on how large a group to gather and how far to go this year might come down to individual risk tolerance, said Dr. Kawsar Talaat, a vaccine researcher and associate professor in the department of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Here is an edited and condensed interview with Talaat. The pandemic isn’t over, so even if everyone is vaccinated, are there any precautions needed to travel or dine with relatives or friends? People...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thanksgiving is just over a week away, and it comes at a time when Minnesota is fighting one of the worst surges of COVID-19 infections in the country. Now, health officials are asking people to think twice about their holiday plans. Minnesota is in the middle of a COVID-19 case surge, as breakthrough infections have also gone up. “A lot of people were able to get vaccinated, you felt like ‘alright now I can do anything,’ I think we need to take a step back from that,” said Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist. Experts agree the best way to protect yourself this holiday season is to get the vaccine, and a booster if you’re eligible. But it also means wearing a mask when you’re not eating, regardless of vaccination status. “When you’re grocery shopping, if you’re wearing a mask in the store that will reduce risk that you might pick up COVID,” said Sampathkumar. Being outdoors might not be possible in November in Minnesota. But MDH infectious disease expert Kris Ehresmann says any additional...
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.8% of the U.S. population ages 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 79.5% of that demographic has received at least one dose.
    Nearly two-thirds of vaccinated Americans will likely ban unvaccinated family members from gatherings this upcoming politically-heated holiday season, as an expert warns that too many Americans can't separate politics from their personal lives. The study by OnePoll, conducted on November 2, surveyed 2,000 Americans in an effort to provide insight into how the COVID-19 vaccine has impacted people's relationships with their loved ones ahead of the holidays this year. The staggering findings mirror the national divide that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated. Of the 65 percent surveyed individuals who reported being fully vaccinated, 58 percent said they've cut off family members who have refused the jab. Author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan believes that even those who make it to the dining table on Christmas and Thanksgiving, will have divisive debates about politics in the country. 'There's a lot of what you might call rough and tumble shut-up rhetoric and that's healthy. What is not healthy is when that isn't just retained and kept in the political area but becomes personal, becomes something you bring to the supermarket -...
    By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Associated Press Yes, combined with vaccination, home test kits for COVID-19 can add a layer of safety and reassurance by providing on-the-spot results during this second year of pandemic holidays. “We will be using rapid tests to doublecheck everybody before we gather together,” says Dr. Emily Volk, president of the College of American Pathologists, who is planning a holiday meal with six vaccinated family members. “We’ll be doing it as they come in the door.” Home kits are not as accurate as the PCR tests done in hospitals and at testing sites, Volk says. But they have the advantage of giving results within minutes instead of days. Testing kits are available at drugstores without a prescription, and a box with two tests typically costs about $25. Swabs, testing solution and instructions are included. Related Articles Car hits 5 during anti-vaccine protest on Golden Gate Bridge Sharks lose to Winnipeg Jets, now await return of players in COVID protocol COVID-19: Can the Sharks do anything more to prevent another outbreak?...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just in time for Thanksgiving gatherings, several kinds of rapid COVID tests you can take home are hitting the market. Some give results within minutes, and soon they will be able to test for both COVID and the flu. Looking to other countries, this could be the beginning of a new way of life. READ MORE: Optimism At TSA Job Fair In Queens After Labor Department Reports Biggest Hiring Boost Since JulyBut as CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports, the accuracy and cost are in question. You’ll find at home, over the counter COVID-19 tests on the shelves of pharmacies in New York City. Antigen self tests retail at the same price and come with two tests per box — each one meant to be taken two to three days apart. For a few dollars more, another test connected to an app is being sold on Amazon by New Jersey based Becton Dickinson. They’re a lot cheaper than going to the doctor for a rapid test, which can be $50 to $200. Both have received emergency use authorization from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Cold temperatures are forcing people indoors, and doctors say both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people should remain alert when it comes to COVID-19 and other winter viruses. The fall foliage and cold breeze are in full force, but the most exciting part of it all lies ahead. READ MORE: St. Paul Mayor: City Employees Must Get COVID Vaccine By End Of 2021“We’re gonna make our trip to see the grandparents in Ireland for Thanksgiving, and then we’ll be here with family for Christmas,” said Biz McShane Murphy. Dropping temperatures and holiday get-togethers are reasons to meet indoors, but it could also be a cause for concern amid a pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Health’s most recent data says the seven-day positivity rate is about 8%. With more indoor gatherings, Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame says that number could go up. “Hopefully people will realize it’s still not over,” Rhame said. “Vaccinated people, even boosted vaccinated people, can get COVID.” (credit: CBS) READ MORE: University of Minnesota Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For EmployeesAccording...
    In the coming months, with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, family and friends are likely to gather in ways they haven’t since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two years ago. But with many guest lists including children under 12 who have not been able to get vaccinated, how worried should those who are be about being infected? Officials say it’s possible to safely participate in many holiday activities if everyone is vaccinated. But it is certainly possible for inoculated people to get infected and then pass the virus on to someone else. “I don’t think anybody should feel 100% certain that if they’re fully vaccinated, and they were to become infected with the virus — even if they’re asymptomatic — that they’re not capable of spreading or transmitting,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. California Halloween still presents scary COVID-19 risk. How you can celebrate safely This Halloween seems set to more closely resemble pre-pandemic normal, with even Dr. Anthony Fauci saying outdoor trick-or-treating is safe. But she and...
    Get your holiday themed masks and porch heaters ready.Masks and outdoor gatherings will still be the best way to make holiday gatherings safe this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in new guidance.The CDC's number one advice is for all those who are eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine before people get together and travel at the holidays. For kids ages 11 and under who aren't yet eligible to get the vaccine, the CDC recommends all those who will be around them over the holidays be vaccinated to protect them.Unvaccinated adults in the US face an 11 times higher risk of dying from Covid-19 than fully vaccinated individuals and a six times higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 according to new data published Friday from the CDC.For indoor gatherings, people should still wear masks in public indoor settings, especially the unvaccinated, and especially in areas with high transmission of the disease.Outdoors is still considered safer than indoors for gatherings. Families may want to take additional precautions before they get together, and get tested. The...
    Get your holiday themed masks and porch heaters ready.Masks and outdoor gatherings will still be the best way to make holiday gatherings safe this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in new guidance.The CDC's number one advice is for all those who are eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine before people get together and travel at the holidays. For kids ages 11 and under who aren't yet eligible to get the vaccine, the CDC recommends all those who will be around them over the holidays be vaccinated to protect them.Unvaccinated adults in the US face an 11 times higher risk of dying from Covid-19 than fully vaccinated individuals and a six times higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 according to new data published Friday from the CDC.For indoor gatherings, people should still wear masks, especially the unvaccinated.Outdoors is still considered safer than indoors for gatherings. Families may want to take additional precautions before they get together, and get tested. The CDC also suggests people avoid crowded spaces before traveling.The guidance this year is not...
    In this article BJ COST WMT Walmart-owned Sam's Club anticipates that members will step up holiday decorations as they throw more gatherings for family and friends.Melissa RepkoFrom larger turkeys and taller Christmas trees to more toy brands, Walmart-owned Sam's Club is betting consumers will go big this year with holiday celebrations.The membership-only warehouse club said Friday that it had huge gatherings and pent-up demand in mind as it selected and ordered holiday merchandise. It doubled the size of popular holiday side dishes, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, from two pounds to four pounds. It developed desserts meant to please a crowd, such as Christmas-themed cupcakes and brownie-topped cheesecake. And it launched a new service that will drop 6- and 12-bottle packs of wine at customers' doors to help them stock up for a party. Sam's Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in surveys and during focus groups on Zoom, members told the company that they plan to get together with family and friends and enjoy aspects of the holiday season that they have missed. "People have just felt...
    Chicago’s top public health official expressed some hope that the city would not face a surge of COVID-19 cases during the winter holiday season, telling residents to make “tentative plans.” During a Facebook Live session held on Tuesday, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady expressed optimism that the city would not see a surge in infections like that of last year’s “big surge” that started in October and lasted through the winter. Last fall, a coronavirus vaccine had not yet been approved for use from federal health agencies.  “I have been confident that because at least half of our folks in every zip code are at least partially vaccinated, I’m not anticipating seeing an enormous surge like that, but I am a little worried,” Arwady said.  “I think what was driving that was us moving inside, frankly,” she continued. “We know there’s a reason that influenza season happens every late fall and winter here, and we could see that with COVID. I am hoping not, right? But I cannot guarantee for sure.”  Arwady’s comments come as the nation deals with an...
    DENVER (CBS4) – With Thanksgiving only seven weeks away, it’s time to start making holiday plans this season. COVID-19 is top of mind, yet again, in 2021. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following guidance on how to safely celebrate on its website: Host a video chat party with family and friends to share in the celebration. Plan a special meal with people who live with you inspired by the holiday or event. Have an outdoor celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart. Watch virtual events and celebrations. Drive or walk around your community to wave to neighbors from a safe distance. Take a food or gift to family, friends, and neighbors in a way that does not involve contact with others, such as leaving them at the door. Throw a virtual dance party and collaborate with friends and family on a playlist. Celebrate outside with neighbors and friends. Attend a virtual ceremony or celebration. READ MORE: Globeville, Elyria-Swansea Neighborhoods Get Involved In National Western Complex Redevelopment ProjectHowever, that webpage was removed...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed COVID-19 guidance for the upcoming holiday season from its website on Monday. The page, which was posted over the weekend, recommended virtual gatherings, increasing ventilation at indoor meeting by opening windows or gathering outdoors. As of Tuesday morning, the page on the CDC website just provides links to information about vaccination and booster shots. The agency told The Hill that the guidelines were outdated and had been uploaded in error with new recommendations to be posted in the coming weeks. Health officials in the U.S. still have not given Americans clear guidance for the rapidly approaching holiday season, with Dr Anthony Fauci flip-flopping on whether or not people can gather with their families for Christmas. The CDC removed holiday travel guidelines posted over the weekend from its website, saying they were outdated and published in error. The guidelines recommended virtual gatherings. Pictured: A man wears a mask while traveling at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, last holiday season on December 23 Dr Anthony Fauci  (pictured) said on Sunday that it was...
    The nation’s top infectious disease expert is clarifying remarks over the weekend about how much precautions Americans should take during the holidays. In a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s still too soon to tell whether Americans should avoid gathering for the holidays, as the nation sees an increase in COVID-19 cases among kids and the number of new vaccinations lags. But as Fauci explained to CNN’s Kate Bolduan Monday afternoon, those remarks were later misinterpreted. That was misinterpreted as my saying we can’t spend Christmas with our families, which was absolutely not the case … I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good normal Christmas with your family.” Dr. Fauci today. pic.twitter.com/9hqkeqdq73 — Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) October 4, 2021 “I was asked, what can we predict for this winter — for like December and Christmas?” he explained to Bolduan. ” … I said, we don’t know because we’ve seen slopes that went down, and then came back up. The best way to assure that we’ll be...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – For the second year in a row, the CDC is advising families to skip holiday gatherings, even if vaccinated. They’re also urging people to only travel if necessary. But what about trick or treating? As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, as pumpkins and other Halloween decorations go up around the neighborhood, families are also planning ahead for Thanksgiving and beyond. READ MORE: Mets Decline Option On Manager Luis Rojas After 2 Losing Seasons“Super anxious. I’m already planning my holidays, trying to think where I want to go, stay here, or go back home,” said Union County resident Lennys Carrillo. “My family is close knit. Everybody is vaccinated. So we are comfortable now hanging out, social gatherings, as long as it’s not a big thing,” said Roselle resident Jessica Condrack. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here Health experts warn once...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance Friday for holiday celebrations, including on how to optimize air flow during indoor gatherings with people from outside the same household. Some “safer” ways to celebrate holidays, according to the CDC, include hosting a video chat party with friends and family, having an outdoor celebration with everyone at least six feet apart or taking food or gifts to family, friends and neighbors without actually having contact with them. The agency also recommended that, if celebrating indoors, Americans bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors and using a window fan to pull in fresh air. Other recommendations include driving or walking around the community to wave to neighbors from a safe distance, throwing a virtual dance party or watching virtual events and celebrations. (RELATED: Merck Seeks Approval For Experimental COVID-19 Pill) The agency said that people who are not vaccinated should be wearing masks at indoor holiday gatherings. Even those who are fully vaccinated must wear a mask to travel though, the CDC said, and those who aren’t vaccinated should...
    As the U.S. enters the colder holiday seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic, updated federal health guidance is encouraging virtual celebrations and outdoor gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. "Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19," the latest guidance reads. "The safest way to celebrate is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others." The health agency advised celebrating over video chats with family and friends, watching virtual events and driving around the community to wave at neighbors from a safe distance. FAUCI SLAMMED FOR CLAIMING IT'S 'TOO SOON' TO CONSIDER CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS For those eyeing indoor gatherings, the CDC issued recommendations for a safer holiday, including vaccinations for all those eligible who have yet to receive shots, adhering to mask guidance, opening doors and windows to boost air flow, but also to "have conversations ahead of time to understand expectations for celebrating together." Those feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 shouldn’t attend or host gatherings, the CDC added, while also noting...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We are just one week away from Independence Day and to many, the week ahead is one filled with traveling and vacations. While we are in much better shape with the pandemic, doctors are sending out strong warnings against unvaccinated individuals gathering together.Along the Embarcadero Sunday afternoon friends could be seen having wine together, families out for a maskless stroll and lovers holding hands. With the July 4th holiday right around the corner, these gatherings are likely to be even larger as we near Independence Day, hence the warning from doctors."Leaving aside elementary school children, you don't want unvaccinated people congregating together in situations in which rapid transmission can occur and that's happened here in the Bay Area," says Dr. George Rutherford of UCSF.RELATED: June 15 is here: Everything changing in California's grand reopeningRutherford says if you're vaccinated you can do pretty much do what you've done in past pre-pandemic years. And many ABC7 talked with aren't waiting around, many who say they have been vaccinated."I don't want to be with people who aren't vaccinated," said...
    Originally Published by: Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates Multimillion-dollar Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a real land yacht Dozens of sunscreens have cancer-causing chemical, lab claims As Americans prepare for their second Memorial Day weekend under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s events may look like a return to normal with many restrictions easing due to the distribution of vaccines throughout the country. With almost half of adults in America vaccinated against the virus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday gave an optimistic outlook for events and gatherings over the holiday weekend. “If you are vaccinated, you are protected, and you can enjoy your Memorial Day,” Walensky said during a White House COVID-19 briefing. “If you are not vaccinated, our guidance has not changed for you, you remain at risk of infection. You still need to mask and take other precautions.” Read on to learn how this year’s restrictions will affect how Americans honor the men and women who died while in service to their country in the U.S....
    (CBS4) — Easter egg hunts and family gatherings are Easter Sunday traditions for many people. This year, some families will finally be able to get together for the holiday after the CDC issued new guidance for group gatherings. Easter Sunday will be the first major holiday Coloradans can celebrate together as vaccinations opened up to everyone 16 and older on Friday. READ MORE: State Corrects Outdated Vaccine Eligibility Information For Spanish Speakers “We can see the finish line, but we’re still two miles away,” said UCHealth Director of Infection Prevention, Dr. Michelle Barron. “When we talk about people being vaccinated, I think you need to understand where they are in the vaccine series.” Barron says people aren’t fully vaccinated until 14 dayS following a second Pfizer or Moderna dose, or after one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This week, the CDC announced fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks. READ MORE: CU Pharmacy Students Compete With Each Other To Help Vaccination Effort “You still want to think about, ‘Who am I around?’ and ‘Yeah, all the adults...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is opening new pop-up COVID-19 vaccinations sites Thursday, as health officials warn against large holiday weekend gatherings.The vaccine sites, aimed and increasing vaccine equity, are open through Sunday at NYCHA locations."In the Bronx, the Castle Hill Houses and Forest Community Center; in Brooklyn, the Van Dyke Community Center; Manhattan, St. Nicholas Houses, Johnson Houses, Gompers Community Center; Queens, Jacob Riis Community Center," de Blasio said. "We're going to continue to deepen this grassroots effort."More than 4.1 million vaccinations have been given in New York City so far, but with the Passover and Easter holidays, the city is still warning against big gatherings.They are urging residents to keep them small and outside, wear snug fitting face coverings, and remain socially distant even among vaccinated populations."The notion of being fully vaccinated, that means 14 days after your second dose, after the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 14 days after your J&J vaccine," Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi said.RELATED | Can I still transmit coronavirus after getting COVID vaccine?EMBED More News Videos After you receive...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are new warnings about the upcoming holidays of Passover and Easter. Public health officials say COVID-19 cases are increasing and holiday gatherings could make things even worse because not enough people have been vaccinated. Nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases were announced on Friday in Pennsylvania. That’s the most in one day since the end of January. Over the past two weeks, there’s been an increase of 53%. READ MORE: Partial Retaining Wall Collapse Closes Northbound Lane Of I-295 In Bellmawr “Case counts from the corona infection and hospitalizations are continuing to rise,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. It’s a trend seen around the country and in the Philadelphia region. COVID-19 is making a comeback, even with an increase in vaccinations. “We haven’t vaccinated enough people yet to prevent this epidemic wave,” Farley said. The resurgence is blamed on the contagious variants that are increasing, more people traveling and relaxed mitigation, allowing bigger gatherings. Alison Beam is the acting Pennsylvania health secretary. READ MORE: Delaware County Launches Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program To Get Shots To...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hit a peak in late November and early December, they have been trending down since. However, Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen says she is worried about the numbers going back up. According to Bogen, the county saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases this past week. She says a lot of those cases are coming from Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties as well as travel. Right now, local health officials are investigating five New Year’s Eve parties that had up to 40 people attending each one. She said that high school students and young people went to several of these celebrations. On top of that – the county noticed an increase in travel over the holidays. A lot of the COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers are seeing in the county are coming from other counties and even other states. As for vaccine rollout, Bogen admitted it has been a slow start but the pace will soon increase exponentially. ...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Health systems across our area are still undertaking the seemingly impossible task of providing COVID-19 testing to anyone who wants one. The next big task will be to vaccinate all who want to be. The folks at Sayre Health Center in Cobbs Creek are preparing for another day of testing. This comes as the city continues to deal with a surge in positive coronavirus cases from holiday get-togethers. The center has been testing people throughout the pandemic. Positive coronavirus cases are near the highest they’ve ever been. Pennsylvania is still recording thousands of cases a day. In Philadelphia alone, on Monday the city recorded over 1,500 positive tests, and with testing ongoing, the next major task for health systems will be vaccinating people. The city is receiving thousands of doses every week. “It’s very exciting that the vaccine is available but this vaccine is going to trickle out over a very long period of time,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. In Pennsylvania, over 135,000 people received the first dose of the vaccine since its...
    Parts of the US are beginning to feel the brunt of last month’s holiday celebrations — at a time when hospital systems are already at their breaking point. Experts warned holiday travels and gatherings could help fuel another surge of Covid-19 infections. Yet millions of Americans traveled anyway — with more than 1.3 million people — a pandemic record — screened by the TSA on Sunday alone. That’s as hospitalizations hit another grim record Monday, with more than 128,200 Covid-19 patients, according to the COVID Tracking Project. But some states are warning the worst may be yet ahead. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said the state had “more patients with Covid in ICU beds at the end of last week than we have had at any other period throughout this pandemic.” And he expects “some very large numbers with the spread from the holiday gatherings combined with the backlog and testing and reporting that may have occurred during the last 10 days.” After marking a particularly deadly day in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday there has been a spike...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- "The anticipated surge from the winter holiday gatherings has begun. And 10s upon 10s of thousands of people are paying the price with new COVID-19 infections," said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer.They were ominous words from Dr. Ferrer on Monday. She is urging people to get tested."Today, unfortunately, I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you that, given the current state of the pandemic in Los Angeles County. The worst is almost certainly still ahead of us. As of today, hospitals continue to be significantly strained all hospitals are being inundated with COVID patients in our four public CHF operated hospitals," said Dr. Christina Ghaly.Gov. Gavin Newsom explains why COVID-19 vaccine rollout is slow goingEMBED More News Videos Governor Gavin Newsom expects an even bigger post-holiday COVID-19 surge in California, he said in a noon press conference update today. He also gave an update on the regional stay-at-home order and the slow vaccine rollout. COVID testing resumed on Monday at Dodger stadium after a weekend reconfiguration to ease traffic in nearby neighborhoods....
    More than 350,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the U.S., with another surge of cases and deaths expected in the coming weeks as a result of smaller holiday gatherings. The country reached the grim milestone early Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 20 million people have been infected since the pandemic began nearly one year ago, according to the tally. Public health experts attributed a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths in early December to a large number of Americans traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, and pleaded with citizens to stay home for Christmas and New Year's celebrations.  Multiple states have reported a record number of cases, including North Carolina and Arizona, according to the Associated Press. New York hit 1 millions cases total as of Saturday, becoming the fourth state to do so along with Texas, Florida and California. Last month, federal officials approved two vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna for emergency use. The first round of doses have been administered to doctors, nurses and other front line healthcare workers as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As 2021 approaches, San Francisco health officials noted the stay-at-home order is starting to have an effect on new COVID-19 cases, but warned residents to avoid New Year’s gatherings. Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said gatherings, like those at Thanksgiving attributed to fueling the current surge in cases, would result in thousands more people in city hospitals and hundreds more deaths. “I cannot emphasize enough how catastrophic it will be if people celebrate in ways that we normally do for New Year’s Eve,” Colfax said at Tuesday’s briefing. “There is more virus out there than ever before. We simply can’t get away with things you may have been able to get away even with in prior surges. It’s one New Year’s Eve. I know it’s been a hard year. But the vaccine is on the way,” the public health director went on to say. Hospitalizations continue to remain at record highs, with almost 200 people currently in the hospital with COVID-19, nearly double the number hospitalized during the surge in cases over the summer....