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    Democrats are up in arms this month over GOP charges that President BidenJoe BidenPfizer CEO says vaccine data for those under 5 could be available by end of year Omicron coronavirus variant found in at least 10 states Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles MORE is to blame for the prolonged COVID-19 crisis....
    Spread that funky COVID, white boy ... A fashionable take among conservatives these days is to say President Joe Biden deserves the blame for not stopping the COVID-19 pandemic in its tracks. To my mind, that’s a little like squatting on the hood of your neighbor’s car, taking a beluga-worthy dump, and then shouting, “Hey, I thought you...
    A 2017 email exchange between LeDuc and Fauci, the longtime director of NIAID, confirmed that UTMB collaborated with Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and trained researchers there in "practices in safety and security." LeDuc's email, which invites Fauci to a meeting with officials from Chinese BSL-4 labs, including the one at the...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian zoo said Friday that a pair of hippopotamuses in its care are in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, possibly the first time ever such animals have caught the disease. Belgium’s national veterinary lab has confirmed that Antwerp Zoo’s two hippos — Imani, aged 14, and 41-year-old Hermien — contracted...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 1,301 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. Of the new cases, 634 are confirmed cases and 667 are probable. The Health Departments says that the probable cases reflect rapid test results, likely having been administered surrounding the holiday gatherings and...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The newly installed mayor of Rochester, New York, who is serving for a month following former mayor Lovely Warren’s resignation, is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus last month. Mayor James Smith, the former deputy mayor, took the oath of office remotely Thursday while in isolation in his apartment....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 653 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. READ MORE: PennDOT Asking For Public Input Ahead Of Bridge Work In Westmoreland CountyOf the new cases, 589 are confirmed cases and 64 are probable. READ MORE: Man Being Charged After Stabbing His...
    A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.Getty Images One of the most immediate effects at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak early last year was an upheaval in the workforce. Now, almost two years later, data suggests only one cohort of older workers accelerated their retirement plans — those ages 70 and up. Consequently,...
    In Maine, there has been considerable tension between Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and Rep. Chris Johansen, a Republican, during the COVID-19 pandemic — and Johansen bitterly fought against the social distancing measures that Mills ordered. But Johansen, according to Maine Public Radio’s website, has resigned from the Maine House of Representatives. Johansen became the...
    The head of the Biden administration's global COVID-19 pandemic response is stepping down from her role after eight months, Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenEcuador's security crisis warrants US assistance At least 20 Sudan troops dead after clash on Ethiopia border Germany calls on Congress not to sanction Nord Stream 2 pipeline: report MORE announced...
    Cody Simpson went on an odd, lengthy rant on social media that is seemingly about the ongoing coronavirus situation happening around the world.  The 24-year-old singer and Olympic hopeful took to his Instagram Story earlier this week to discuss the "tyrannical and fear-mongering crap" that he sees throughout the world. Although he does not mention...
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents in Greece over age 60 will be fined 100 euros (more than $110) a month if they fail to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, under the first general COVID-19 mandate announced by the country’s government. The measure was announced in response to a surge in cases and the emergence of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths over the past 72 hours. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Penguins, Fenway Sports Group Reach Agreement On Sale Of TeamOf the new cases, 1,116 are confirmed cases and 411 are probable. This is the COVID-19...
    (CNN) There are more questions than answers about the new Covid-19 variant known as Omicron first identified Thursday by South Africa's health minister. Still, with the World Health Organization announcing Friday Omicron is a "variant of concern" and vaccine manufacturer Moderna adding the variant poses "a significant potential risk," alarm bells are sounding in the...
    White House medical adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist NY governor declares state of emergency to prepare for omicron US to restrict travel from eight African nations over new COVID-19 concerns MORE said he would certainly not give the United States an "A" for its...
    PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital’s military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on Thursday, but was readmitted only hours later after testing positive for the coronavirus. The president...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Novel coronavirus has spread worldwide at a blistering pace, from a cluster of cases in Wuhan, China to a pandemic now affecting most of the world, every U.S. state, and all Bay Area counties. We're keeping track of the major moments here.Updates are usually posted weekdays by 8 p.m.November 26, 2021...
    (AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus had a different plan. Michigan is now the nation’s hot spot. Hospitals there are teeming with patients, and schools are...
    The Michigan State Health Department announced Wednesday that 44 military medical personnel are going to the state to assist with a spike in COVID-19 cases.  At the request of Democratic Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerMichigan hospital chiefs plead with public to do its part amid surging hospitalizations Biden must protect Great Lakes from oil spill threat...
    Pediatric COVID-19 cases are up by 32% from two weeks ago, according to a recent report.   The American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Association, used state-level case data, writing that almost 6.8 million children have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began, as of Nov. 18.  "This week...
    In advance of Thanksgiving weekend, Connecticut saw its daily COVID-19 positivity rate spike up near 5 percent as friends and families get ready to celebrate at mass gatherings. In the latest update from the State Department of Health, Connecticut administered 16,255 COVID-19 tests, which resulted in 754 laboratory-confirmed cases for a 4.64 percent positivity rate...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal on Wednesday reported its highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections since July amid a surge in cases across Europe, though hospitalizations are rising more slowly in the country where 86% of people are vaccinated. The Portuguese government is due to announce on Thursday what new pandemic restrictions it is...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 892 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional death. READ MORE: Bomb Squad Called To Brashear High School For Suspicious PackageOf the new cases, 541 are confirmed cases and 351 are probable. Seven new deaths were imported from the state’s system, and...
    Cancer patients who contracted COVID-19 earlier in the pandemic were much more likely to die from the disease compared to those who got sick in early 2021, a new study finds. An international group of cancer experts called the OnCovid Study Group analyzed healthcare records from 2,600 cancer and Covid patients across six European countries....
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is threatening the European Union’s recovery from the deep economic slump caused by last year’s onset of the pandemic, the bloc’s economy chief said Wednesday. And medical experts warned that the public health situation could get much worse. Only two weeks ago the...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden recommended Wednesday that everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 should get a booster shot against COVID-19 six months after having received the second jab. Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said about 7 million people in Sweden, which has a population of 10 million, have had both shots. But...
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said it has received a request from Merck to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19. In a statement Tuesday, the EU drug regulator said it had started evaluating molnupiravir, made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and that a decision could be made within...
    (CNN)Here's some information about the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The coronavirus, called Covid-19 by WHO, originated in China and is the cousin of the SARS virus.Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. The viruses can make people sick, usually with a...
    (CNN)Canada is ending its pandemic-era policy of turning back asylum-seekers trying to cross into the country between ports of entry, according to a revised policy document released on Sunday.Canada turned at least 544 would-be refugees back to the Unites States between March 2020 and mid-October. The government did not immediately respond to questions regarding why...
    Health officials overseeing medical care in the Santa Clara County jail system say a record surge in COVID-19 cases this month, centered on the Elmwood men’s jail in Milpitas, got so bad that they couldn’t adequately quarantine people because they literally ran out of space. They wrote in a memo last week to county law...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESAs many Hillsborough County residents prepare to celebrate the holidays, evictions continue to displace people, despite a local COVID-19 State of Emergency and ample evidence that evictions help spread the disease. Numbers from the Hillsborough County Clerk of Court shared with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay show that as of this week, 5,023...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 17,445 new coronavirus cases and 106 additional deaths over the past three days. READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?This brings the statewide total to 1,691,773 cases and 32,931 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 2,050 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths over 72 hours. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Should You Count On Another Relief Payment?Of the new cases, 1,520 are confirmed cases and 530 are probable. Seven new deaths come from an import...
    Washington (CNN)Cases are going up. Hospitalizations are too. Depending on where you live, mask mandates are either being dropped or enacted. Vaccines are more available than ever, but hesitancy remains a real problem. Experimental drugs are showing promise as well, yet regulatory approval takes time. It's a confusing time in the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike the...
    Michigan was home to early COVID-19 skirmishes over the proper extent and scope of masking, distancing, and public safety measures. Now, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Republicans' sites for defeat in 2022, they're accusing the Democratic chief executive of underplaying the coronavirus threat. That's a significant reversal from February and March 2020, when Whitmer,...
    A protester holds a sign at a socially distanced demonstration protesting unsafe working conditions outside the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant on May 11, 2020, in Cold Spring, Minnesota. by Cirien Saadeh This story was originally published at Prism. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota meatpacking plants have been epicenters of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a big sign this holiday season will finally be close to normal: The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returned. It was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year is the 30th anniversary of the festival, and it comes at a critical time for stores that hope to rebound. READ...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpPennsylvania's GOP-controlled Senate to spend up to 0K on election investigation Trump congratulates Rittenhouse on acquittal The Memo: Rittenhouse verdict reverberates across polarized nation MORE said Saturday in a statement that he is telling former aide Peter Navarro to “protect executive privilege” amid a House probe into the federal government’s response to the...
    The Star Tribune’s Jeremy Olson says, “Minnesota is set to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults in response to a worsening pandemic wave and a state infection rate that remains highest in the nation. State health leaders said the expansion will address waning immunity in early vaccine recipients that is increasing viral exposure risks....
    Adam Boehler. The Trump administration was a swampy con job. The Trump organization is a swampy con. The only saving grace of the Trump administration and Trump as a person and brand is that he and it is and are incompetent. The fruit is so low-hanging, the participants are usually rich kids who have never...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — From those first COVID-19 vaccinations, to booster shots, there are growing options for people both young and old to protect themselves from coronavirus. It’s leading to questions about the future: Will we need annual booster shots? Will these vaccines combat new variants? Will we ever reach herd immunity? READ MORE: 'Just...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 6,024 new coronavirus cases and 150 additional deaths. READ MORE: World’s Largest Pickle Ornament Is Dill-lightful Sight DowntownThis brings the statewide total to 1,660,087 cases and 32,633 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,848 people across the...
    (CNN)An influenza pandemic like the pandemic of 1918 could be even worse than Covid-19 has been, and the world is not ready to deal with it, the National Academy of Medicine said in a series of reports released Wednesday.Work needs to begin now to start developing next-generation vaccines, and to build up capacity in low-...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 497 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths. READ MORE: Staff Member Reportedly Stabbed At Watson Institute's Education Center In SewickleyOf the new cases, 412 are confirmed cases and 85 are probable. All new deaths happened in November. Three people were...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s panel of vaccine experts approved Wednesday the use of a COVID-19 booster shot for people between 60-69 years old and for health workers, as part of an effort to combat an uptick in infections. The final go-ahead for the shot must be given by Spain’s health minister and the country’s regional...
    Share this: In a new study, we found that the overall U.S. gun violence rate rose by 30% during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the year before. In 28 states, the rates were substantially higher between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, compared to the pre-pandemic period from Feb. 1, 2019, through...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s number of daily COVID-19 deaths and new officially recorded cases on Wednesday climbed to highs not seen since a devastating pandemic surge last spring. Government figures showed 178 daily deaths and 10,265 new cases in the country of fewer than 10 million. The latter figure approached record pandemic highs...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 3,187 new cases of the coronavirus, nearly matching a one-day record set in September, a worrisome development in a country that eased social distancing rules in recent weeks to lessen the pandemic’s economic impact. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said more than...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- As New York City's entertainment world springs back to life and Broadway theaters reopen, so do those Off-Broadway -- and this has allowed shows in the planning stages before the pandemic to finally raise their curtains.The cast of a new musical based on the 2007 film "The Visitor" were ready...
    With children back in the classroom and activities moving indoors as the calendar turns to the holiday season, the US has seen a spike in new COVID-19 cases among children that are causing concerns. According to a new report, in the past week, more than 122,000 COVID-19 cases were reported among minors, marking a 22...