New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — There is more good news Friday in New York’s battle against COVID-19 and especially the dominant omicron variant, as the state’s positivity rate fell below 10% for the first time in more than a month. Gov. Cathy Hochhol says she expects school districts will no longer require the wearing of … Read more

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

New York school mask mandate may expire, coronavirus infection rate falls below 10%

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — There is more good news Friday in New York’s battle against COVID-19 and especially the dominant omicron variant, as the state’s positivity rate fell below 10% for the first time in more than a month. Gov. Cathy Hochhol says she expects school districts will no longer require the wearing of … Read more

Kathy Hochhol’s mask mandate expires soon? – NBC New York

Kathy Hochhol’s mask mandate expires soon?  – NBC New York

what do you know New York State’s daily positivity rate fell to single digits on Friday for the first time since December 20, while the rate of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus fell by 12% in just the past 10 days, notable signs of improvement. Deaths remain near recent highs, and despite all the encouraging … Read more

Two Years of COVID: First case of coronavirus in the United States in January 2020; Hundreds of thousands of Americans are still sick

Two Years of COVID: First case of coronavirus in the United States in January 2020;  Hundreds of thousands of Americans are still sick

NEW YORK – At the start of 2020, as the nation celebrated the start of the new year, many Americans were still unaware of the “mysterious pneumonia” that had infected dozens of workers at a live animal market in Wuhan, China. The disease, later identified as the “new coronavirus”, began to spread rapidly throughout the … Read more

Free COVID Tests: Tips for ordering home coronavirus test kits safely

Free COVID Tests: Tips for ordering home coronavirus test kits safely

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – A new website launched by the White House is offering free at-home COVID tests to every household, but a lot of problems have emerged nonetheless. 7 On Your Side’s Nina Pineda has some tips for getting around the glitches and ordering free COVID tests at home safely. When Scott Schlaff … Read more

COVID Omicron Wave in Retreat for Fully Vaccinated and Unvaccinated New Yorkers, Data Shows – NBC New York

COVID Omicron Wave in Retreat for Fully Vaccinated and Unvaccinated New Yorkers, Data Shows – NBC New York

what do you know Rates of novel coronavirus infection and infections among unvaccinated people fell sharply in New York compared to last week’s data, while the risk of hospitalization also decreased for both groups. The latest data shows that unvaccinated New Yorkers are still 14 times more likely than New Yorkers who have been fully … Read more

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The use of some monoclonal antibody therapies against COVID has now been discouraged. Updated guidelines from the NIH COVID treatment panel indicate that Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been shown to fail against omicron. The variant is currently responsible for more than 99% of COVID cases in the United States … Read more

Popular singer dies after deliberately contracting COVID-19 to reach sauna

Popular singer dies after deliberately contracting COVID-19 to reach sauna

Veteran folk singer Hana Hurka died Sunday of COVID-19 after deliberately exposing herself to the virus in an ill-advised attempt to self-immunize. She was 57 years old. Her son Jan Ric confirmed the death of the Czech musician, who told Prague Morning that she “would rather have the disease than get vaccinated.” Her killer goal: … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

NEW YORK (WABC) – According to a survey by the New York City Partnership, 75% of employers have delayed their return to office plans due to an omicron price increase. 38% of employers expect daily office attendance to exceed 50% before the end of March. 22% of companies are unable to provide an estimate of … Read more

COVID in Europe: Greece begins fining those over 60 who are not immune

COVID in Europe: Greece begins fining those over 60 who are not immune

As of today, elderly people in Greece who have not been vaccinated face monthly fines. People over 60 who did not get an injection will have to pay a fine of 50 euros in January, rising to 100 euros in February. The decision comes as the country’s public health system struggles to deal with the … Read more