Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Winter Flu Season

‘Viral jambalaya’: Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals – Associated Press

As Americans head into the holiday season, a rapidly intensifying flu season is straining hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections. More than half the states have high or very high levels of flu, unusually high for this early in the season, the government reported Friday. Those 27 states are mostly in

COVID-19

Marked By COVID Responds to CDC Director’s Admission of the Agency’s Failure in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Wednesday, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admonished the agency’s COVID-19 pandemic response after reviewing the findings of a monthlong review in April. The review was requested by the director after continuous criticism by the public – including groups representing people living with COVID bereavement, Long COVID,

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Garden Reduced Stress Compares to Reading – Ken Lain

Nature has long been known for its relaxing qualities, as a place for humans to find tranquility, healing, and rest. Mental clarity and the feeling of reward are all associated with gardening, with the many physical benefits that follow. Fruit tree, herb, and vegetable gardening are particularly gratifying and an excellent source of super fresh

Mask Mandates

Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel

A federal judge in Florida struck down a national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit Monday, and airlines and airports swiftly began repealing their requirements that passengers wear face coverings. The judge’s decision freed airlines, airports and mass transit systems to make their own decisions about mask requirements, resulting in a mix of responses.

Immigration

Critics doubt administration ready for fallout from ending Title 42 – Cronkite News

Photo: Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, called the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42, a pandemic-era rule that has been used to turn away 1.7 million migrants for health reasons, a “reckless decision.”  For immigration advocates, the end to Title 42 couldn’t come soon enough, but critics warned this week that it’s coming too soon

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