Smokey Robinson calls on people to take preventive measures against COVID-19: ‘Protect yourself’

Smokey Robinson, 81, talks about his near-death struggle with COVID… as he urges people to take preventive action against the ‘real killer’ By Mark McGreal for Dailymail.Com Published: 17:15 GMT, 25 November 2021 | Updated: 22:12 GMT, 25 November 2021 Smokey Robinson has urged people to ‘protect’ themselves and their loved ones after a near-death … Read more

New COVID-19 variant that raises alarms and restrictions – CBS Los Angeles

THE CORNERS (CBSLA) – A new COVID-19 variant is raising alarms around the world and creating new rules at home. The World Health Organization calls it “Omicron,” and says the variant was originally discovered in South Africa. READ MORE: Group of men steal tools from Lakewood Home Depot Health experts say this version of the … Read more

Los Angeles Memorial to Victims Lost to Pandemic Continues

EDITOR’S NOTE: Multimedia journalist Lydia Pantazes attended a memorial service at Griffith Park Observatory on Thursday and spoke to attendees who had come to honor the victims of the pandemic. Click the arrow above to watch the video. LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles continues a three-day memorial to honor the victims of the COVID-19 … Read more

Harris County lowers threat level for COVID-19 from orange to yellow

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Friday that she is lowering the county’s COVID-19 threat level from Level 2: Orange to Level 3: Yellow, as indicators point to further declines in cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates . Level 3 represents a moderate but controlled level of COVID-19 transmission in Harris County. … Read more

Thousands gather in Melbourne, Sydney and across Australia in orchestrated protests against COVID-19 vaccines, restrictions

Thousands of people have once again gathered in Australian cities to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination requirements. A group known as Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccination staged protests in more than two dozen cities and towns across the country. Protesters of all ages – from children to adults – gathered at large protests in Melbourne, … Read more

Covid variant Omicon Rocks Markets. What has changed.

It took just hours for the market mood to shift from the bliss of a full Thanksgiving table to the panic of a new Covid-19 variant. The shock that spreads a new version of the virus caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall 900 points on Friday, its worst performance in more than a … Read more

Covid testing company says PCR testing is effective against new Covid variant

Qiagen closed higher on Friday after the diagnostic company reaffirmed the effectiveness of its PCR tests against the new Covid variant, which shook stock markets on Friday. The stock closed 3.5% higher at $56.47. Qiagen (ticker: QGEN) said it has reviewed its SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests for the new genetic mutations of the variant, known for … Read more

What we know about the Omicron variant | Medicine

A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has sparked a new round of travel restrictions around the world and raised concerns about what might be next in the pandemic. The World Health Organization on Friday designated the species, now called Omicron, as a variant of concern and said multiple … Read more

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise in the US – Good Morning America

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soar in the USGood morning America Utah doctors brace for punches in post-Thanksgiving coronavirus casesKUTV 2News Minnesota hospitals face capacity challenges for second Thanksgiving in a rowKSTP Spokane County Health Officer Gives Tips for Getting Together Safely as the Holidays ComeThe Spokesperson Review The good and bad news about COVID-19 in … Read more

5,058 new cases of COVID-19, 24 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts in two days

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported a further 5,058 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, a report that spanned two days because of the Thanksgiving holiday. November 1, when the positivity rate was 1.75 percent. According to Friday’s report from the DPH, 771 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, 156 of whom were … Read more