COVID-19 omicron variant may rapidly drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.  The reason: The variant has proved so wildly contagious that it

Illinois AG warns of fake COVID-19 'pop-up' testing sites

Some “pop-up” COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois have turned out to be fake, with the likely goal of trying to fraudulently obtain people’s personal information, the state attorney general’s office warned this week. “These testing sites are not licensed or regulated by

US daily COVID-19 cases top 1.4M, setting record

The U.S. tallied more than 1.4 million new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.  Case counts in the country totaled 1,483,656 on Jan. 10, a record high. At the beginning of the month, the previous

Red Cross declares first-ever national blood crisis

The American Red Cross warned this week that it is facing a “national blood crisis.” The organization said its “worst blood shortage in over a decade” is “posing a concerning risk to patient care” and that doctors have been “forced to make

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