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May 6, 2022 New York City could bring back Covid mask mandate, vaccine checks if hospitals come under pressureSource: CNBC
New York City could bring back mask mandates and proof of vaccination status to go to restaurants, bars and other venues if Covid hospitalizations rise to a concerning level, according to the city’s top health official.
Source: NBC New York
COVID-19 hospitalizations topped 2,000 for the first time since late February on Tuesday, rising nearly three-fold in just a month as highly contagious subvariants of omicron trigger pleas for renewed caution from officials...
Source: The Guardian
There will be at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over the next 50 years, with the climate crisis helping fuel a “potentially devastating” spread of disease that will imperil animals and people and risk...
April 28, 2022 The US is in ‘transition phase’ of pandemic, Fauci saysSource: CNN
The United States is “certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
April 21, 2022 DOJ appeals federal ruling on transportation mask mandate Betsy Klein By Betsy Klein, CNNSource: CNN
The Justice Department on Wednesday appealed a ruling by a federal judge that struck down the mask mandate for mass transportation, following a recommendation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 20, 2022 Fliers, subway riders shed masks: ‘Feel free to burn themSource: AP
Travelers shed their masks and cheered as pilots and conductors announced that a federal judge in Florida had struck down a national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit.
April 19, 2022 CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judgeSource: CNN
US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded the statutory authority of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and because its implementation violated administrative law.
“It’s not a specific prediction about the future,” Chakravarty hedged. “We’re not saying the world will end on Tuesday, April 7, 2024. But the goal is to make people say, ‘Gee, some scenarios out there are really quite ugly.’”
March 31, 2022 Massive new wind farm goes online in OklahomaSource: The Hill
One of the largest wind farms built in North America is now up and running in Oklahoma, providing wind power to customers in the state as well as to neighboring Arkansas and Louisiana.
March 30, 2022 Federal health officials clear second Covid booster shots for those 50 and older, and some immunocompromised people.Source: NY Times
Federal regulators authorized second booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday for everyone 50 and older. The move came after the Biden administration decided it should seek to bolster...
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