Before the world experienced complete isolation and the height of social distancing, food either had to be consumed outside (restaurants, fast foods, etc.) or prepared after getting the ingredients from outside (supermarkets, farmers’ markets, etc.). Food delivery apps were a last resort; they were not the main goal.
An Edited video modified Kamala Harris’ statement on COVID-19 vaccines, fact-checkers say
Despite a video circulating online, US Vice President Kamala Harris has not stated that virtually every individual in a hospital with COVID-19 has been vaccinated. The video was edited to make it appear that the vice president said ‘vaccinated’ rather than ‘unvaccinated.’
“You couldn’t make this up,” said one Twitter user who shared the edited clip. The world of clowns. ‘Everyone I know [sic] in hospitals is vaccinated, so get the shot,’ she says. By the time this article was published, the now deleted tweet had received over 52,000 views and 1,400 likes.
Information Released About Nasal Spray Covid-19 Vaccines
Covid vaccines have been proven to effectively prevent the spread of potentially fatal strains of the virus and significantly reduce symptoms present, in the event that you do test positive. However, with recent spikes in cases nationwide even in those who are fully vaccinated, some have questioned the effectiveness of these immunizations, with those who are anti-vax using the continual existence of Covid within the US as a platform to somehow prove the ineffectiveness of the Covid vaccine. But now, over two years since the beginning of this devastating pandemic, health officials have been developing a nasal vaccine that could prevent all infections entirely and completely combat the Covid virus once and for all.
Biden Orders Federal Flags to Fly Half-Staff as U.S. COVID Deaths near One Million
“One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss. Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a Nation forever changed because of this pandemic,” Biden said in a statement this morning. Today, President Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the “tragic milestone” of 1 million U.S. lives lost to the coronavirus. He warns the American people that they must “remain vigilant against this pandemic.”
FDA Authorized First COVID-19 Breath Test
As of Thursday, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 breath test. The breath test is said to spot chemical compounds associated with COVID-19 in the breath. Named the InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer, the breath test is the size of a carry-on suitcase and can be used in both mobile testing sites and medical offices. The machine is very efficient as it can give results in less than three minutes.
Four of the Largest Airlines Dropped Mask Mandate
As of Monday, April 18, most American major airlines have lifted their mask mandates for all travelers. The airlines no longer require travelers or employees to wear face masks on domestic and international flights. The settlement to lift the mask mandate came after a federal U.S. judge overturned a federal mandate for travelers to wear masks.
Mask Mandates on Trains and Planes Extended 15 days, According to CDC
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration has extended the mask mandate for travelers on trains, airplanes, and other transit systems. This statement was announced Wednesday, April 13th. The current requirement for all travelers is that all passengers must wear face coverings that were set to expire following Monday; however, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will extend the requirement for an additional 15 days through May 3, according to the CDC.
Eric Adams Tests Positive for Coronavirus
On Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for coronavirus, after showing no symptoms other than a raspy voice. He has made plans to reopen the city for tourism and commerce, but the coronavirus cases have risen with the BA.2 variant. Even with the prior vaccinations and one booster shot, Mayor Adams is still able to contract COVID-19.
COVID Cases Rising Because of Spring Break
Winter is gone and spring is finally here. For families and college students, this is the opportunity to relax and hit the beaches. Spring break is a popular time for young people to hit warmer destinations, but that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 has completely disappeared.
How to Support Students’ Mental Health After Covid-19
As the Covid-19 journey comes to an end, we are left facing the damaging impact it had on our mental health. A huge percentage of the population was forced to isolate itself. Many have lost people that they loved. Uncertainty and dread became our new normality, as we understood that the world as we knew it could have changed forever.
China’s Bankers and Traders Sleeping in Their Wall Street Offices During Covid Lockdown
Amid a major Covid lockdown in China, nearly 20,000 bankers and traders in Shanghai are taking major precautions to ensure business runs as usual. Many companies have asked their employees to live at the office in an effort to prevent any disruption while the lockdown is taking place. However, a recent extension of the lockdown means that these employees will be camping out for longer than expected.
President Biden Urges Congress to Approve COVID Spending Bill
President Biden addressed Congress in a speech at the White House on Wednesday, warning them that U.S. progress against the spread of COVID-19 would be at severe risk if Congress does not approve a huge spending bill for emergency coronavirus relief aid.