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Hamsters and mail: China, Hong Kong identify new Covid threats despite doubts

January 20th, 2022
Hamsters and mail: China, Hong Kong identify new Covid threats despite doubts

HONG KONG — In their relentless drive to eliminate the coronavirus, authorities in China and Hong Kong have zeroed in on new targets: international mail and hamsters. Faced with persistent outbreaks that have threatened to undermine Beijing’s strict Covid-19 strategy and overshadow next month’s Winter Olympics, officials turned to new measures this week that have drawn doubts and dismay from local residents and experts alike.Residents in Beijing and other cities have been urged to beware of items sent from abroad, after officials said the capital’s first case of the more transmissible... Read More

President Biden holds first news conference of 2022 as he marks one year in office

January 20th, 2022
President Biden holds first news conference of 2022 as he marks one year in office

President Biden held his first news conference of 2022, as he marks one year in office. The milestone comes as the White House faces multiple challenges, including inflation and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes reports, then joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss. Continue To Full Article  Read More

400M free N95 masks to be distributed by Biden administration

January 19th, 2022
400M free N95 masks to be distributed by Biden administration

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to infect across the country, the Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will begin to distribute 400 million free N95 masks to Americans next week. The White House said that the masks will come from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million available.BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF FREE N95 MASKSThree will be available per individual – although details were not immediately available on what sort of masks will be provided and whether they could be worn again. The... Read More

Beijing Olympics says tickets will not be sold to general public

January 17th, 2022
Beijing Olympics says tickets will not be sold to general public

Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered tickets to the general public.Monday’s announcement posted on the organizing committee’s website confirmed expectations that the Winter Games would have few onlookers at the venues, under even more strict conditions than imposed during last year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.China has largely avoided major virus outbreaks with a regimen... Read More

‘SNL’ cold open shows Biden blaming COVID surge on ‘Spider-Man’ movie fans

January 16th, 2022
‘SNL’ cold open shows Biden blaming COVID surge on ‘Spider-Man’ movie fans

“Saturday Night Live”’s President Biden (played by James Austin Johnson) had a solution to the recent surge in coronavirus cases during the show’s cold open this weekend: “Stop seeing ‘Spider-Man!’” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” topped the box office for four straight weeks after it premiered in mid-December. “Think about it. When did Spider-Man come out?” Johnson’s Biden mused at a fake news conference. “Dec. 17. When did every single person get omicron? The week after Dec. 17. Stop seeing ‘Spider-Man!’” The fake Biden... Read More

Too nervous to buy a plane ticket? Delta Air Lines just sweetened the pot amid COVID surge

January 12th, 2022
Too nervous to buy a plane ticket? Delta Air Lines just sweetened the pot amid COVID surge

Airlines thought they were largely done with broad pandemic travel waivers – and then along came the omicron variant and a spike in coronavirus cases.With travelers skittish about flying again and the trajectory of the virus still murky, Delta Air Lines on Wednesday became the first major airline to increase ticket and travel credit flexibility beyond 2022.The Atlanta-based carrier said the expiration date for outstanding travel credits and any credits issued this year to passengers who cancel flights has been extended through 2023. Travelers just have to book the new trip by the end of 2023,... Read More

Mexican president says he has Covid-19 for second time

January 10th, 2022
Mexican president says he has Covid-19 for second time

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with Covid-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote that he tested positive, after he had sounded hoarse at a morning news briefing. He contracted Covid and recovered from it the first time in early 2021.“Even though the symptoms are light, I will remain isolated and only work from the office and hold on-line meetings until further notice,” the president wrote in his social media accounts. “In the meantime, Interior Secretary... Read More

California school reopening leader announces run for state legislature: 'Year of the parent'

January 8th, 2022
California school reopening leader announces run for state legislature: 'Year of the parent'

A California resident who was a major proponent of reopening schools after many went to remote-only learning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has announced a run for a state assembly seat. Jonathan Zachreson, founder of Reopen California Schools, announced his run for the 5th Assembly District on Friday after Assemblymen Kevin Kiley announced he is running for congress.Zachreson told Fox News Digital that he’s running for state assembly to make 2022 “the year of the parent,” and said there are pressing issues that schools face that are being ignored by the California... Read More

Hospitals across the U.S. turning to foreign nurses as healthcare workers are fired over vaccine mandates

January 8th, 2022
Hospitals across the U.S. turning to foreign nurses as healthcare workers are fired over vaccine mandates

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Short-staffed hospitals across the country are turning to international nurses to fill staff shortages as thousands of healthcare workers across the country are being cut loose for not submitting to a coronavirus vaccine.Administrators at Billings Clinic in Montana have contracts with two dozen international nurses and is one of “scores” of hospitals across the country bringing in nurses from other countries to address staffing issues including retirements, according to an NPR report. FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, a nurse... Read More

Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson reveals 'Flurona' diagnosis

January 8th, 2022
Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson reveals 'Flurona' diagnosis

Sadie Robertson revealed she contracted both the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously to start off her new year.Robertson, 24, admitted she’s “exhausted” as she deals with her sickness and a rat invasion of her home in a recent Instagram post. The post featured a video of Robertson’s husband Christian Huff holding their daughter, Honey.WHAT IS FLURONA? Sadie Robertson reveals she contracted “flurona,” coronavirus and the flu. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)”It started off by me getting FLURONA (flu + covid) (yikes) so obviously I was so bummed to miss passion... Read More