Omicron changed the shape of the epidemic. Will it expire forever?

Omicron changed the shape of the epidemic.  Will it expire forever?

“Levels of anxiety about Omicron tend to be lower than previous variables,” Simon Williams, a researcher in public attitudes and behavior toward Covid-19 at Swansea University, told CNN. For many, the “Covid fear factor” is lower, he said. But some within the scientific community are cautiously optimistic that Omicron could be the last act of … Read more

COVID hits domestic mail delivery | News, sports, jobs

COVID hits domestic mail delivery |  News, sports, jobs

-Picture of Messenger Kelby Wingert The USPS courier collects mail from a drop box in downtown Fort Dodge on Friday afternoon. -Picture of Messenger Kelby Wingert The USPS courier collects mail from a drop box in downtown Fort Dodge on Friday afternoon. The latest wave of coronavirus cases is being felt in Fort Dodge mailboxes. … Read more

The school district is selective about COVID status notifications

The school district is selective about COVID status notifications

An Aspen School District school bus is parked in front of Aspen Middle School on August 26, 2020.Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times The Aspen School District announced last week that the district will not send out COVID-19 notifications “unless there is a high probability of direct classroom transmission.” And while there is no official policy prohibiting … Read more

Is CPS Reducing the Number of COVID-19 Cases in Schools? Alderpeople demand investigation as allegations spread

Is CPS Reducing the Number of COVID-19 Cases in Schools?  Alderpeople demand investigation as allegations spread

CHICAGO — Parents and local leaders are asking questions about the Chicago public school system for tracking cases of COVID-19, with some saying officials are misleading the public about how the pandemic is affecting students, teachers and staff in the nation’s third-largest school district. CPS officials denied wrongdoing and defended their methodology Friday, but at … Read more