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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 26, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

Brunswick News. May 20, 2022. Editorial: Jobs are still plentiful despite low unemployment There is an interesting dichotomy at play when you look at the state’s unemployment numbers. According to Capitol Beat News Service, Georgia’s unemployment...

University of Hawaii requires masks indoors amid COVID spike

May. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Tuesday it will require masks indoors across its 10-campus system amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the islands. The new rule takes effect Wednesday. Those working alone or who are separated by more than 6 feet from others will be...

What's next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest US children

May. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 got some encouraging news Monday. Pfizer said three small doses of its vaccine offers strong protection to youngsters under 5, according to preliminary data. That news comes a month after Moderna said it would...

GOP governor candidate Stefanowski tests positive for COVID

May. 23, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate for governor, announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 60-year-old issued a statement saying he tested positive on Monday morning after learning he had been exposed to someone who was...

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

May. 23, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug that isn't known to cause liver problems in otherwise healthy kids. That...

Some Jif peanut butter products linked to salmonella cases

May. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers should double-check their jars of Jif peanut butter amid a recall, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. Jif's creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butters have been linked to a salmonella...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

May. 19, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just...

US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

May. 18, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe. Monkeypox is typically limited to Africa, and rare cases in the U.S....

A third of US should be considering masks, officials say

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections...