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The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far

Dec. 08, 2021 19:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 people in the U.S. have been found to be infected with the omicron variant so far, and more than three-quarters of them had been vaccinated, the chief of the CDC said Wednesday. But she said nearly all of them were only mildly ill. In an interview with...

Iowa COVID surge sends hospitalizations to highest in a year

Dec. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hospitalizations reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health increased Wednesday as the state continues to experience a surge in coronavirus cases leading to more people being treated in hospitals, higher numbers in intensive care and more deaths. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 08, 2021 14:48 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. December X, 2021. Editorial: For it is in giving that we receive What better way to celebrate this holiday season than helping someone in our community enjoy it as well. Many of us are blessed with wonderful family, a warm home, good...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 08, 2021 12:17 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 7 The Kansas City Star on Sen. Bob Dole and the spirit of compromise: Robert J. Dole — war hero, senator, presidential candidate, Kansan — has died, at the age of 98. ...

Iowa coronavirus cases increasing; 721 people hospitalized

Dec. 06, 2021 14:37 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is continuing to see a high level of coronavirus cases with the number of confirmed infections rising significantly in the past week, according to state Department of Public Health data released Monday. The agency reported 12,254 confirmed positive...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 06, 2021 09:11 AM EST

Detroit Free Press. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Wake up, lawmakers. No one supports Michigan’s gun status quo Our hearts are with the parents of the four students slain Tuesday in Oxford, a hell no parent should have to endure; and with the seven...

New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among...

Airlines told to keep data on travelers from southern Africa

Dec. 01, 2021 20:17 PM EST

Federal health officials are requiring airlines to gather contact-tracing information on passengers heading to the U.S. who have been in southern Africa in the previous two weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that it issued the latest...

Biden says HIV/AIDS strategy needs to confront inequity

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his new HIV/AIDS strategy to end the more than 40-year-old epidemic, calling for a renewed focus on vulnerable Americans — including gay and bisexual Black and Latino men, who his administration says are too often stigmatized...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. November 30, 2021. Editorial: With emergence of omicron COVID variant, follow CDC’s guidance and get booster shot There is plenty we don’t know yet know about the omicron COVID-19 variant, as news of its discovery broke...