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Public HealthWIBC.com

CDC Mask Guidance Includes Universal Masking for Schools

WASHINGTON–Masks are being recommended for vaccinated people for use indoors in areas with substantial and high COVID transmission, said Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky, in a Tuesday news conference. The CDC updated its mask guidance to compensate for the threat of the Delta variant. Only 39 of Indiana’s...
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Olympia, WAKHQ Right Now

DOH: Vax rates not increasing fast enough to control virus

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Officials are calling it the fifth wave, and the Department of Health (DOH) said it is starting to hit Washington. DOH said new Covid cases and hospital admissions flattened in mid-June and began increasing the first week of July. Currently, Benton and Franklin Counties are identified as...
Missouri StateNeosho Daily News

Missouri’s Vaccine Incentive Program promotes MO ABLE as an option for Missourians with disabilities

MO ABLE program helps people with disabilities save for the future without losing federal benefits. JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recently rolled out the new MO VIP Program, the state’s vaccine incentive program that rewards those Missourians who have chosen or will choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Starting this month, DHSS will partner with the Missouri Lottery to draw 180 winners in each of five randomized drawings who will win either $10,000 cash or $10,000 towards an education savings account. In total, the state will award 900 individuals throughout the incentive program.
Public HealthBBC

Covid-19: Health Trusts cancel surgeries as Covid admissions rise

The health service in Northern Ireland is operating under "huge pressures" the chief medical officer has said,. Sir Michael McBride has urged people to "use the health service wisely" as more health trusts cancel surgeries. The Southern Trust has had to delay elective orthopaedic lists this week affecting five patients.
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Daily Mail

Is the end in sight? As Covid cases fall for the seventh day in a row and experts hope vaccines rollout is finally taking effect, senior minister says UK can seea light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and country has reached herd immunity

Covid's grip on the UK is 'all over bar the shouting', a senior minister said last night. Virus cases plunged for a seventh straight day today and are now barely half the level seen just a week ago. Boris Johnson warned it was 'premature' to assume Covid was beaten but...
Volusia County, FLnewsdaytonabeach.com

FDOH-Volusia Ready To Expand COVID-19 Testing If Needed

Daytona Beach, FL - The Department of Health (FDOH) in Volusia County says they are closely monitoring testing numbers and are prepared to increase testing hours and days if needed. If you are symptomatic or have come into close contact with a positive case, the Department of Health will provide a COVID-19 test free of charge. If this is the case, please call 386-274-0500 and select “#” to schedule a time to come in and get tested.
Pennsylvania StatePittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania sees 14% increase in drug overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania are climbing, with a stark increase in deaths from the state’s Black population, state Health Department officials reported Tuesday. The department said there were 5,063 accidental and undetermined overdose deaths in 2020 compared to 4,458 in 2019 — a nearly 14% increase. All but one...
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The Independent

Plan to beat ‘pingdemic’ branded shambles as firms report frustration trying to register staff

A government scheme to beat the “pingdemic” by exempting essential workers from self-isolation has been denounced as a shambles, as small businesses warned they were facing frustration and delays in trying to sign up staff.Ministers last week announced 800 daily testing sites would be set up around the country to allow double-vaccinated workers in the food industry and emergency services to show they are safe to work, and a further 1,200 were announced on Monday as the scheme was expanded to include jobs including binmen, prison warders and energy workers.Some 500 are supposed to be operational by the end of...
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Daily Mail

'Amber-plus' list fears for Spain: Holiday hotspot could replace France on the travel quarantine list as fears grow over South African variant

Spain could replace France on the travel quarantine list next week amid growing concern about cases of the South African variant in the country. Whitehall sources are increasingly confident that France will be removed from the ‘amber plus’ list, which requires people to self-isolate for ten days on return even if fully vaccinated.