Sex Toy Sponsorship Was Too Racy For Curling Crowd: Promoter

A Dutch sex toy company’s attempt to reach fans of the wholesome sport of curling led some broadcasters to cancel their livestream of a tournament that will determine the final spots in the Beijing Olympics. Local organizers of the Olympic Qualification Event in the Netherlands said they were told that on-ice ads with the EasyToys […]Read More

Omicron: Why The WHO Designated It A Variant Of Concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the B.1.1.529 lineage of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have emerged in southern Africa, is to be designated as a variant of concern (VoC) named omicron. This decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in pandemic management on a global scale. The WHO has recommended, among other […]Read More

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Dec. 17, 2019. via Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a […]Read More

Self-Testing

If Your Test Result Is Positive You should stay home or isolate for 10 days and wear a mask if others could have contact with you. Also, tell a healthcare provider about your positive test result and stay in contact with them. If your illness becomes severe, seek medical attention. If you have an emergency […]Read More

COVID-19 Testing Overview

Testing is very important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Types of COVID-19 Tests COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated. Tests for SARS-CoV-2 tell you if you have an infection at the time of the test. […]Read More

Science Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the

Summary of Recent Changes Data were added from studies published since the last update. These studies address the association of mask wearing with new infections, including infections related to SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. All of these studies demonstrated a benefit. A section was added on mask wearing among children. Background SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominantly […]Read More

Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns if You Have COVID-19

We still have much to learn about the risks of COVID-19 for newborns of people with COVID-19, however we do know these facts: Although the absolute risks are low, people who are pregnant or recently pregnant are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 compared with people who are not pregnant. People who have […]Read More

Pope Comforts Migrants At Lesbos Refugee Camp While Urging Action

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was the indifference and self-interest shown by Europe “that condemns to death those on the fringes.” “Please, let us stop this shipwreck of civilization!” Francis said at […]Read More

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

What We Know about Omicron Infection and Spread How easily does Omicron spread? The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or […]Read More

U.S. Drugstores Face Squeeze From Virus Demand And Staff Shortages

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling out a growing number of COVID-19 shots and giving coronavirus tests. Advertisement The push […]Read More