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6/22/21 Two people are dead after Covid-19 outbreak hit a government building
Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida.

Delta variant now detected in nearly every state
Cases of the more contagious and more deadly delta variant have now been detected in nearly every state, while vaccination rates are lagging in large parts of the country.

6/14/21 Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant
HONOLULU — Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19.

6/7/21 The Delta Virus Variant Has the World on Edge
In the Chinese province of Guangdong, authorities are rushing to quash an outbreak of a worrying Covid-19 variant before it can spread. Officials…

5-24-21 2,500 unruly U.S. airline passengers reported in 2021
Airlines have filed about 2,500 unruly-passenger reports with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this year, including 1,900 reports of…

5-15-21 Hawaii health officials warn of clusters involving luaus, performing arts
The Hawaii Department of Health this week is investigating several clusters associated with a luau production company on Maui and performing arts center on Oahu.

5-15-21 After CDC issues mask guidelines, Disney, Walmart and Trader Joe’s issue new policies — Uber and Lyft say nothing will change
Not all companies are following the CDC guidelines. The grocery store chain Kroger said Friday it ‘continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks’

5-15-21 Bodies of COVID-19 victims among those dumped in India’s Ganges -govt document
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government said in a letter seen by Reuters, the first official acknowledgement of an alarming practice…

WHO Chief: Rich Nations Vaccinating Kids Is ‘Moral Catastrophe’ Amid Global Shot Shortage
The head of the World Health Organization issued a strongly worded plea to wealthy nations on Friday: Giving COVID-19 vaccines to children is a “moral catastrophe”…

5-13-21 CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings
The CDC announced new public health recommendations on masks Thursday.

5-7-21 Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 156 million and India counts record of 414,000 new cases in a day
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 156 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 3.25 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in…

5-6-21 Over quarter of new coronavirus cases in Colorado involve kids, data shows
Over a quarter of new coronavirus cases in Colorado at the end of last month occurred in kids and teens through age 19. The 0-19 age bracket accounted for more cases than the 40-59 group, but it was the 20-39…

5-6-21 Coronavirus in Colorado: Thursday, May 6, 2021 evening update
According to updated data released on Thursday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:

5-7-21 Younger patients causing Florida to have among the highest COVID hospital rates in country
As state and local officials drop mandates on COVID-19 restrictions, the virus continues to circulate throughout Florida, sending increasingly…

5-3-21 Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?
The number of children contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. is much lower than the record highs set at the start of the new year, but children now account for more than a fifth of new coronavirus cases in states…

5-3-21 Highly contagious Brazilian COVID variant confirmed in El Paso County
The state health department confirmed the first known case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant, known as P.1, in El Paso County last week.

5-3-21 Colorado extends coronavirus mask mandate
Colorado’s governor acted to extend a statewide coronavirus mask mandate for an additional 30 days on Sunday, meaning that facial coverings will continue…e

4-28-21 Boy dies from COVID on Hawaii vacation with fully vaccinated parents, officials say
A boy died from COVID-19 wile on vacation in Hawaii with his full vaccinated parents, marking the first child death from coronavirus…

4-27-21 Canada’s COVID-19 border problem
Less than a week after the federal government announced a travel ban for passenger flights frim India and Pakistan for at least 30 days, Ontario’s top…

4-13-21 As grocery chains made billions, some workers dying of Covid couldn’t take sick days
As panicked shoppers overwhelmed grocery stores in the early days of the pandemic last year, Angela McMiller’s brother, a Walmart worker in Chicago, called to say he was so sick he couldn’t stand.

4-8-21 Colorado vaccination site shuts down after 11 ‘adverse reactions’ to Johnson & Johnson jabs
A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down after 11 people suffered “adverse reactions” including nausea and dizziness after receiving…

4-8-21 India is now clocking the highest number of fresh Covid-19 infections in the world
India’s second Covid-19 wave is proving to be a nightmare. As of today (April 8) the country has consistently recorded the highest daily new…

3-2-21 Most Colorado educators have had their first COVID vaccine shot
Three weeks after Colorado opened COVID vaccination to classroom teachers and child care workers, roughly 75% of eligible people have received their first shot, according to data released by state public health officials.

2-24-21 COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals: What Comes Next

2-24-21 Local children, teens suffer long term effects of COVID
February has been the busies month for children with COVID at National Jewish Health: children and teenagers suffering long-term effect from the virus.

2-20-21 Colorado Springs VA opens 500 vaccine appointments for eligible veterans this weekend
The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for more than 500 veterans at its Colorado Springs clinic this Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21.

11-25-20 COVID In Colorado: Denver Health Expects First Vaccine Shipment Mid-December
Denver Health has told employees it is expecting to receive its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment in mid-December with its health care workers getting the shots first.

8-3-20 2 Delta passengers refused to wear face masks, so plane turned back to the gate and kicked them out
Delta Air Lines says two passengers were removed from a flight after refusing to wear masks on board.

8-4-20 Around the world, countries thought to have contained the coronavirus face new waves of infection
In Australia, soldiers go door to door to find out who’s broken quarantine in Melbourne, which is back under lock down a second time.

7-15-20 Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These states Have Travel Restrictions
Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. B

7-14-20 CDC adds runny nose, nausea to the growing list of COVID-19 symptoms
Congestion, runny nose, nausea and diarrhea are the four most recent COVID-19 symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added to its growing list of potential signs of the novel coronavirus.

6-24-20 Texas Family Has 18 Relatives Test Positive For COVID-19 After Birthday Party One Texas family is facing a major health crisis after 18 members have officially tested positive for COVID-19.

6-22-20 FDA Warns 9 Hand Sanitizer Products Can Be Toxic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stop using nine hand sanitizer products that have been found to contain a substance that can be potentially fatal when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

6-20-20 Outbreak of COVID-19 at an El Paso County summer camp among staff The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with El Paso County Public Health on investigating the outbreak. The outbreak is at Eagle Lake Overnight Camp off…

6-18-20 China shuts schools and cancels flights as Beijing reports an “extremely grave” surge in new coronavirus cases.
China shuts schools, cancels flights, and locks down neighborhoods after a surge of reported new COVID-19 cases

5-13-20 31 year old postal worker and mom of 3 dies from COVID-19 one week after giving birth A family is searching for answers after they said their loved one, a 31-year-old mother of three, died one week after testing positive for novel coronavirus.

5-9-20 Death toll grows to 3 for children in New York with COVID-19 related syndrome Two more children in New York state have died of an inflammatory syndrome believed to be related to the coronavirus, raising the toll to three after…

5-5-20 15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to COVID-19 Fifteen children, many of whom had the coronavirus, have recently been hospitalized in New York City with a mysterious syndrome…

5-3-20 Irish dig deep to support virus-hit native Americans, repaying 150-year-old debt Donations to native American tribes who have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis are flooding in from Ireland as they repay a debt dating back to the 19th-century potato famine.

5-1-20 “This is life or death”: Workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart hold nationwide strike on International Workers Day
Essential workers nationwide at Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Instacart, and other companies held a coordinated strike on Friday…

4-29-20 What schools will look like when they reopen: Scheduled days home, more online learning, lots of hand-washing The school week looks vastly different, with most students attending school two or three days a week and doing the rest of their learning at home.

4-28-20 European doctors warn rare kids’ syndrome may have virus tie
Doctors in Britain, Italy, and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the new coronavirus.

4-28-20 The US Army is using its futuristic heads-up display to fight the coronavirus The US Army has repurposed its developmental Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) mixed-reality heads-up display into a fever detection device to help combat the novel coronavirus

4-28-20 Here’s how to apply to be a contact tracer in New York City and make $57,000 with benefits
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is seeking contract tracers to identify and record people who have been in contact with individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

4-28-20 On the open road, U.S. truck drivers face the coronavirus and new risks By the time Connie Reynolds pulled her 18-wheeler into Cowboy Travel Plaza, she’d made the long haul up Interstate 35…

4-28-20  Less-invasive breathing therapies could keep ‘significant number’ of patients off ventilators   The nightmare of doctors in overwhelmed Italian hospitals being forced to ration ventilators, choosing who would live and who would die.

4-27-20 A serious new coronavirus-related condition may be emerging in children, with UK doctors reporting growing numbers requiring intensive care A serious coronavirus-related condition may be emerging among children, UK doctors believe.

4-23-20 Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
As COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation reach 1,127 with 44 deaths, the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is building momentum to address a food and water crisis in the area.

4-23-20 Virus kills WWII Veteran 100 Years After Twin Died of Spanish Flu
A 100-year-old World War II veteran has died of the new coronavirus a century after his twin brother was killed in the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic.

4-22-20 El Paso County Public Health and Partners Clarify Public Health Order for Retail Businesses
Like many retail shops, Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware is trying to push through the COVID-19 crisis.

DENVER — Governor Jared Polis held a press conference Wednesday to update everyone on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. In Monday’s media briefing, Polis outlined the next steps after Colorado’s stay-at-home order expires on Sunday.

4-22-20 People are accidentally Destroying Their Masks By Trying to Sterilize them in a Microwave From boiling masks in pots to washing them in dishwashers to charring them in microwaves, many people are cleaning their masks in unusual ways.

4-22-20 El Paso County Public Health and Partners Clarify Public Health Order for Retail Businesses
Like many retail shops, Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware is trying to push through the COVID-19 crisis.

CDC Says Increased Use of Bleach and Hand Sanitizer to Fight Coronavirus is Prompting More Poison Control Calls
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control found Americans are about what household cleaners are safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

4-14-20 COVID-19 claims lives of 30 grocery store workers, thousands more may have it, union says
Grocery store workers are on the front lines of the spreading coronavirus epidemic, and thousands have taken off work and some have died after being exposed… 

4-14-20 How minds from MIT created a foldable face shield that can be rapidly mass-produced
The face shield is an important piece of personal protective equipment. A team of engineers and scientists at MIT has developed a way to use a tool called a die cutter to manufacture them quickly.

4-13-20 Slaughterhouses That Supply America’s Meat Are Starting to Close
(Bloomberg) — On Sunday, one of America’s largest pork slaughterhouses shut down after more than 200 workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

4-13-20 Emergency room doctor, near death with coronavirus, saved after experimental treatment
As critically ill, elderly patients streamed into his emergency room outside Seattle, Dr. Ryan Padgett quickly came to understand how deadly COVID-19 could be.

4-13-20 Grocery Workers Say Inconsiderate Shoppers Are Endangering Them
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a lot of guidance to the public about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

4-13-20 The Scary Relationship Between Vaping and Cornavirus
Using electronic cigarettes, which involves inhaling a mix of flavors, nicotine and chemicals and then spewing it out into a fine mist, is never safe ― but especially not during the coronavirus pandemic. 

4-13-20 These businesses are refunding customers amid coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has frozen large swaths of the economy as people limit contact with others to slow the spread of the disease.

4-13-20 Fountain Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19
FOUNTAIN, Colo. — The El Paso County Public Health Department (EPCPHD) is aware of an employee at the Walmart in Fountain who tested positive for COVID-19.

4-13-20 Whole Foods Employees are among first retail workers to get face shields Whole Foods on Monday became one of the first major retail chains to provide face shields for its employees’ protection during the coronavirus outbreak. 

4-13-20 RICE ATM feeds Vietnams’ most vulnerable population during virus lockdown A Vietnamese entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City has invented a 24/7 automatic dispensing machine providing free rice for people out of work…

4-7-20 How to Wear Face Masks Without Fogging Up Your Glasses
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises everyone to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic…(Watch first 20 seconds of video, the rest of the video are ads).

4-6-20 3M and Trump administration announce plan to import 166.5 million additional respirators into the United States
On April 6th, 3M and the Trump Administration announced a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next three months to support healthcare workers in the United States.

4-2-2020 Trump Deploying Military Forces to Pressure Drug Cartels President Donald Trump said he’s deploying more Navy vessels and Air Force planes in the Caribbean to ramp up pressure on drug cartels…

4/2/2020 Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Eating Cats and Dogs
Shenzhen has become the first Chinese City to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

4-2-20 What’s open, what’s closed in Colorado amid coronavirus crisis
Gov. Jared Polis ordered all Colorado movie theaters, coffeehouses, breweries, spas, salons, gyms, ski resorts, restaurants and bar dining…

3-31-2020 Huge Wall of Cops Line Street to Break Up Girl’s Birthday Party
The party was taking place in the Hyde Park area and footage shows roughly 40 party goers breaking social distancing rules.

3-29-20 Dozens of choir members get sick in deadly COVID-19 cluster. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead
With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go…

3-29-2020 New York man refuses to let son back in house after taking spring break trip amid coronavirus outbreak
A New York man refused to let his 21-year-old son back into his home after the college student went on a spring break trip to Texas.

3-26-20 YouTube-My Family Has Mild Coronavirus.
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3-25-2020 Pennsylvania Grocery Stores Loses Estimated $35K in Food after Women’s ‘Twisted’ Coronavirus Prank A grocery store in northeastern Pennsylvania had to throw away an estimated $35,000-worth of products… 

3-18-20 Spring Breakers Defy Coronavirus Lockdown: This virus ain’t that serious. They’re gonna fight for their right to party.

3-13-20 Colorado’s first coronviurs death reported in El Paso County
COLORADO SPRINGS — The first person to die of coronavirus in Colorado was an El Paso County woman, according to the County Health Department.

3-6-2020 Colorado’s 1st Cast of Coronavirus Stated at Slopeside Condos in Keystone SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Health officials in Summit County have identified the condominium unit where Colorado’s first case of Coronavirus stayed in Keystone. 

2-4-20 Can Masks Capture Coronavirus Particles?
With the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, millions of people have to become mask experts overnight. Yet masks are complicated. Which masks…

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