Coronavirus

In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

51 minutes ago   |   WGAL

Swiss snowboarder Patrizia Kummer is spending three weeks alone in a hotel room before she competes at the Olympics because she is unvaccinated against the coronavirus.
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Whistleblower alleges Southwest Side smokeshop owners fraudulently opened COVID-19 testing center

Whistleblower alleges Southwest Side smokeshop owners fraudulently opened COVID-19 testing center

1 hour ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - A whistleblower filed an OSHA complaint alleging owners of smoke shops on the Southwest Side fraudulently opened a COVID-19 testing site and ignored PPE...
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Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

1 hour ago   |   Boston Herald

Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant...
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Coronavirus FAQ: What's the risk of catching omicron outdoors?

2 hours ago   |   NPR

Previous versions of the coronavirus didn't transmit as easily outdoors thanks to airflow that dispersed viral particles. But what about the highly transmissible omicron variant?
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Mass. doctor on why masks are needed over face shields

Mass. doctor on why masks are needed over face shields

2 hours ago   |   WCVB

Mass. General's Dr. Ali Raja also gives insights into real-world data about booster shots protecting people from the Omicron coronavirus variant.
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Staffing shortages at Illinois long-term care facilities, data investigation reveals

2 hours ago   |   ABC

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services analyzed by the I-Team reveals for the 703 facilities reporting data in Illinois, 150 report a shortage of nursing...
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Preteens can get vaccinated without parent under California bill

Preteens can get vaccinated without parent under California bill

3 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent under a proposal introduced Friday by a state senator who...
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Citi asks NYC-area workers to return to the office in February

Citi asks NYC-area workers to return to the office in February

3 hours ago   |   New York Post

The Wall Street giant is asking all tri-state area employees to return to the office Feb. 7 as cases of coronavirus gradually subside.
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Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

4 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

NEW YORK - Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster...
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Wall Street caps worst week since start of coronavirus pandemic

4 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Tech shares saw the worst of the selloff this week, adding to what has already been a very volatile start to 2022.
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'Indescribable': 14-month-old twins in Philadelphia born conjoined finally...

'Indescribable': 14-month-old twins in Philadelphia born conjoined finally home after separation surgery

PHILADELPHIA - Twin girls who were born conjoined are finally home after nearly one year in intensive care and a 10-hour separation surgery. According to a press release from... Read more ...

Raiders' Nate Hobbs cited for driving 110 MPH two weeks after DUI

Raiders' Nate Hobbs cited for driving 110 MPH two weeks after DUI

This news comes comes less than two weeks after Hobbs was allegedly found asleep at the wheel, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. Read more ...

Chicago crime: Chicago police coming down hard on retail theft rings

Chicago police announced arrests in recent retail thefts Friday, coming down hard on rings of thieves sometimes involving teenagers. Read more ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-car crash in Brentwood, LAPD says

Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Brentwood Friday afternoon that left one person with minor injuries, police said. Read more ...

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

She announced $600 million in disaster relief funding for the U.S. Forest Service in California. Read more ...

UNLV looks to bounce back against San Jose State

UNLV's bench scored just four points in Thursday's loss to Air Force, but coach Kevin Kruger said he's confident his reserves will rebound Saturday against San Jose State. Read more ...

AP Source: Vikings Target General Manager Finalists From Browns, Chiefs

EAGAN, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have targeted two finalists for their general manager job: Cleveland vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kansas... Read more ...

Erin Gemmell captures four medals as Stone Ridge swimming wins...

The Gators were pushed by Holton-Arms but pulled away at the end of the meet. Read more ...

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to receive $500,000 federal grant

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to receive $500,000 federal grant

The federal government is giving $500,000 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to help with the loss of state funding from New Hampshire. Read more ...

NYPD officer killed, another in critical condition after Harlem shooting...

One New York City police officer is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Harlem on Friday, officials said. A suspect is also dead. Read more ...