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 2022-01-28 18:23 

Idaho Statesman

Kid Rock blasts COVID restrictions, says he won't perform at venues with precautions...

Singer Kid Rock says he won't perform at any venues with COVID-19 restrictions ahead of his upcoming Bad Reputation tour. Ahead of concert sales on Jan. 28, Kid Rock took ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-28 12:13 

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Coronavirus weekly need-to-know: free N95 masks, CBD, omicron sub-variant, scams & more...

In the United States, more than 73.4 million people have tested positive for coronavirus as of Friday, Jan. 28, according to Johns Hopkins University, as the omicron variant continues to ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-28 12:04 

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Slovenia snowboarder tests positive for virus in Beijing...

A snowboarder from Slovenia has tested positive for the coronavirus after landing in Beijing for the Olympics, the country's national Olympic committee said Friday. an Koir, who had been chosen ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-28 11:56 

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Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put...

Chinese are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-28 01:38 

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Idaho's COVID positivity rate jumps for fifth straight week. How high is it now?...

Idaho's COVID-19 positivity rate rose to 38.8% the week of Jan. 16, marking the highest percentage during the pandemic and the fifth straight week of steep increases. The positivity rate ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-27 20:28 

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Why did everyone I live with get COVID but not me? Experts have answers...

If someone in your home catches COVID-19, there's basically no escaping it, right? Actually, that turns out not to be the case, even with the more easily transmissible omicron coronavirus ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-27 15:48 

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US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession...

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020's brief but devastating coronavirus recession. The nation's gross domestic product ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-27 00:49 

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Mississippi has 10th pediatric death from COVID-19...

The Mississippi Health Department said Wednesday that a child has died of COVID-19. This was the state's 10th pediatric death from the coronavirus since pandemic started in 2020. The department ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-26 22:22 

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Boise Airport overcomes pandemic declines as travelers return to skies over past year...

Continuing its recovery from coronavirus impacts to air travel, the Boise Airport logged one of its busiest months of 2021 in December, but was still down more than a half-million ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-26 02:46 

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California appears to pass peak of omicron variant wave...

California showed signs it turned the corner on the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates falling and hospitalizations well short of the overwhelming deluge officials feared a ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-26 01:58 

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Pennsylvania fast-tracks $225M in pandemic aid to hospitals...

Pennsylvania's state Senate on Tuesday fast-tracked legislation to spend $225 million to help hospitals struggling to keep staff on board as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has packed hospitals ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 19:35 

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Is there another omicron coronavirus variant? Yes, and here's what experts say about it...

A mutation of the omicron coronavirus variant has prompted calls for more research by the World Health Organization. But the BA.2 sub-variant is not now considered a variant of concern, ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 16:39 

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Free N95 masks are being sent to stores, pharmacies. Here's where you can find them...

The White House is distributing 400 million N95 masks for protection against the coronavirus and the omicron variant, and national chains are among the sites where you can pick one ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 15:46 

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Israel panel recommends fourth dose for age 18 and over...

A panel of Israeli health experts has recommended offering a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to all adults age 18 and over. The shot would be administered only to those ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 14:38 

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Pfizer, BioNTech begin study of omicron-specific COVID vaccine...

Pfizer Inc. said it is starting a study of a COVID-19 vaccine that targets the omicron variant, exploring its use in previously vaccinated younger and middle-aged adults as well as ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 13:50 

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German hockey players call for league stoppage for Olympics...

Players called on the German hockey league to consider suspending its operations Tuesday because of coronavirus outbreaks, just as its 2018 men's silver medal-winning national team revealed its roster for ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 12:52 

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Russian skater Kolyada out of Olympics due to coronavirus...

Russian figure skater Mikhail Kolyada has been ruled out of next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-25 12:46 

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Abrupt lockdowns loom over Beijing life ahead of Olympics...

Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Winter Olympics that opens ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-24 21:54 

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Fire chief dies from COVID in Missouri, officials say. 'Friend, hero ... my better half'...

Two weeks before her husband's death, Tonya Cremer stood outside Mercy Hospital Jefferson in the cold, pleading with the crowd of supporters keeping vigil to continue praying for him, to ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-24 16:50 

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Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID on first day of New York Times defamation trial...

NEW YORK — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for coronavirus just as jury selection got underway Monday in her defamation trial against the New York Times. The positive ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-24 13:09 

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Graduation rates dip across US as pandemic stalls progress...

High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, suggesting the coronavirus may have ended nearly two decades of ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-24 11:00 

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A Skeptic's Take on Delta's Forecast of 'Meaningful Profit'...

Delta Airlines could face additional challenges in 2022 as the coronavirus and fuel inflation continue to affect travel, argues Stephen "Sarge" Guilfoyle. Delta Airlines could face additional headwinds in 2022 ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-23 11:26 

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Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics...

People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents were ordered Sunday to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-23 00:19 

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Washington state's at-home COVID-19 tests out of stock shortly after website launch...

SEATTLE — Less than a day after the Washington State Department of Health launched a website where residents could order free, rapid coronavirus tests to be sent to their homes, ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-22 17:04 

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NEC, Horizon still having forfeits because of COVID...

Linda Cimino hasn't lost a Northeast Conference game on the court this season at St. Francis, N.Y. Yet the Terriers are sitting at 4-2 in the standings after forfeiting two ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-22 11:00 

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Idaho lost 91k jobs in first two months of the pandemic. How has it fared since?...

More Idahoans are working today than before the coronavirus pandemic began nearly two years ago. Nearly 890,000 workers were on the job in December, according to figures from the Idaho ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-22 08:49 

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First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease...

The first commercial airline flights in one month took off Saturday from Xi'an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-22 07:28 

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British Conservatives set to go for top job if Johnson falls...

Revelations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff partied while Britain was in a coronavirus lockdown have provoked public outrage and led some members of his Conservative Party to ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-22 06:54 

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In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics...

Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Patrizia Kummer, a Swiss athlete who won a gold medal at ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 21:19 

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What should you keep at home in case you get COVID? The must-haves for mild cases...

Although coronavirus has been in the U.S. for two years, there is still some confusion on how exactly you should take care of yourself if you test positive and have ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 17:36 

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'Mommy is an angel now.' 27-year-old with 6 children dies of COVID, Texas family says...

Leaving behind six children, a Texas mother recently died of COVID-19 after an emergency cesarean section at 25 weeks pregnant. Her newborn baby, Koda, is in the newborn intensive care ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 12:22 

Idaho Statesman

Coronavirus weekly need-to-know: Free COVID tests, boosters for kids, ivermectin & more...

In the United States, more than 69 million people have tested positive for coronavirus as of Friday, Jan. 21, according to Johns Hopkins University, as health officials continue to keep ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 11:13 

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Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact...

Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew. The chart-topping British singer said she was ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 10:11 

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China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns...

China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympics to only three days amid coronavirus worries, organizers said Friday. The flame will be displayed only in enclosed venues that ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 09:48 

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Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus...

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-21 01:32 

Idaho Statesman

One in three Idahoans tested for COVID-19 last week got a positive result, data shows...

The week of Jan. 9, more than one in three people who got tested for COVID-19 were infected, according to state data. The new data, which is delayed a week ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-20 23:26 

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Is breastfeeding safe after getting coronavirus or COVID vaccine? What science shows...

The pandemic has added more layers of concern for mothers and their newborns: Is it safe to breastfeed after being infected with COVID-19? What if you were recently vaccinated? A ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-20 16:12 

Idaho Statesman

At 113, NAACP evolves for relevance on racial justice agenda...

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-20 09:36 

Idaho Statesman

Attorney General Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican's office confirmed Wednesday. In a statement, Paxton's staff confirmed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-19 20:15 

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Why does COVID leave some without smell or taste? Study finds possible genetic clues...

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic it's been well documented that several people have experienced a frustrating loss of smell or taste after catching COVID-19. Researchers have sought to ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-19 19:27 

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Where are you most likely to catch COVID? New study highlights high risk locations...

What are the odds of catching COVID-19 after a night at the movie theater? How about an afternoon at the gym, unmasked? Or an early morning jog in a neighborhood ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-19 18:35 

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Schools should cancel sports, band in high-risk COVID areas, CDC says. But will they?...

As the omicron variant continues to spread across the country, recent federal health guidance has some asking: Should extracurricular activities at schools be canceled to slow transmission of the coronavirus? ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-19 15:56 

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Don't travel to these vacation spots, CDC warns. They have a 'very high' COVID risk...

A new year means new adventures for pandemic-weary travelers. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising vacationers to rethink visits to some countries as the omicron coronavirus ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-19 11:00 

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This bill protects businesses from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. How many has Idaho faced?...

A new bill would extend businesses' immunity from civil claims that seek damages for a coronavirus exposure. Meanwhile, there have been no claims in Idaho to seek damages for a ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-18 13:29 

Idaho Statesman

Further EPL disruption sees Burnley-Watford postponed again...

Burnley's English Premier League match against Watford has been postponed for a second time, leaving the last-placed team having played five fewer games than some others. It was a coronavirus ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-18 11:36 

Idaho Statesman

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19...

Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-18 05:10 

Idaho Statesman

Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress...

Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage due to ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-18 00:43 

Idaho Statesman

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators...

Only "selected" spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-18 00:43 

Idaho Statesman

Israeli study: Effectiveness of 4th shot is low against omicron...

TEL AVIV, Israel — A fourth shot of the coronavirus vaccine does not provide much additional protection against omicron, according to an Israeli study. "The rise in antibody levels that ... Click to Continue...

 2022-01-17 18:09 

Idaho Statesman

Demand for COVID testing spikes as omicron variant hits Idaho...

In a virtual media update, St. Luke's and Saint Alphonsus hospital officials say they are once again seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus patients, and address the high demand for COVID-19 testing as the latest omicron variant surges through Idaho. ... ...

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