Tag Archives: COVID-19

Here are the 10 best cities, from costs to safety, for ringing in 2022

Times Square, New York Jason Dean | Moment | Getty Images From the Big Apple to the Bay Area, cities and towns across the country are expecting celebratory crowds come Friday as a pandemic-weary population looks to bid 2021 good riddance. Amid the latest, delta and omicron waves of Covid-19 …

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Fauci says U.S. should consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA | Bloomberg | Getty Images The federal government …

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Biden says Covid surge needs to be solved at state level, vows full federal support

President Joe Biden on Monday pledged to support governors struggling with the omicron variant of Covid-19,  but acknowledged the states will need to take the lead in controlling the pandemic. Speaking just before a meeting with some of the nation’s governors, Biden said “there is no federal solution. This gets …

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Bubblicious used car prices rising faster than bitcoin, Jim Bianco warns

Your car may be more valuable than what’s in your portfolio. Used auto prices are rising faster than bitcoin and other assets, according to market researcher Jim Bianco. “If you want to know what the best investment you probably had in 2021, it’s that car sitting in your driveway or …

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Omicron less likely to cause hospitalization, UK government study says

Christmas shoppers in London on Dec. 23, 2021. Hasan Esen | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — People are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with the omicron Covid variant than the previous delta strain, according to a U.K. government study published Thursday. The U.K. Health Security …

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Biden wishes he thought about ordering 500 million at-home Covid tests 2 months ago

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Medals of Honor ceremony in Washington, December 16, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters President Joe Biden said that he wishes he had ordered 500 million free, at-home Covid tests two months ago. Biden, in an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday evening, …

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Omicron variant has lower risk of hospitalization, studies suggest

The Covid omicron variant is less likely to result in hospitalization than earlier strains and appears to be milder in comparison, according to early data released this week. Data from South Africa, England and Scotland indicate that people infected with omicron are significantly less likely to be admitted to a …

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