North Korea has an “explosive” COVID outbreak and 0% vaccination rate

North Korea officially claimed zero COVID-19 cases until last Thursday. Now, Pyongyang says 1.2 million people have feverish, COVID-like symptoms, 50 people have died and the entire country is under lockdown. Why it matters: North Korea has a 0% vaccination rate and meager health facilities, and it was already struggling to feed its population. Leader … Read more

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California Twelve Bay Area health officers on Friday recommended that people wear masks indoors amidst a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates fueled by omicron subvariants, according to a joint news … Read more

Vaccine not available when Biden took office

Bullshot! The official White House Twitter account posted false COVID-19 information Thursday, wrongly claiming there was “no vaccine available” when President Biden took office in January 2021. “When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the verified account tweeted to its 7 million followers Thursday. “In the last 15 … Read more

North Korea identifies its first case of Covid-19, state media reports

CNN — North Korea has identified its first ever case of Covid-19, according to state media, which called the situation a “major national emergency.” It’s unclear how many infections have been detected but state-run news agency KCNA reported on Thursday that cases of the Omicron variant had been found in the capital Pyongyang. Samples collected … Read more

U.S. will limit Covid vaccines to high-risk people this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more funding

The US will have to limit the next generation of Covid vaccines this fall to individuals at the highest risk of getting seriously sick from the virus if Congress fails to approve funding to purchase the new shots, according to a senior Biden administration official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, warned the … Read more

COVID-19 cases on rise in Boston, other areas of Massachusetts

Many areas of Massachusetts are seeing an uptick of COVID-19 cases, including the city of Boston.The rise of cases also comes as some large events are being held in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.For instance , the Duckling Day Parade from the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common to the “Make Way … Read more

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

Govt. Kathy Hochul revealed Sunday that she has the coronavirus. “Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic,” the governor wrote on Twitter On Sunday. “I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week. Hochul, 63, urged Empire State residents to get their shots and isolate if they come down … Read more

Mike DeWine will win GOP primary for governor in Ohio, CNN projects

CNN — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will win Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary, CNN projects, beating back challengers from his right flank as he seeks a second term. Ohio and Indiana’s primaries kick off a pivotal month of nominating contests that will test the power of forming President Donald Trump’s endorsement. While Trump did not endorse … Read more

Bulldozers, aircraft used to fight fire near New Mexico city

Calming weather conditions in northern New Mexico are helping over 1,000 firefighters battling the nation’s largest active wildfire By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press April 30, 2022, 8:47 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTA FE, NM — Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active … Read more

5 things to know for April 29: Ukraine, Covid-19, Recession, USPS, Abortion

CNN — In a move to reduce smoking across the US, the FDA has proposed a sweeping ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Some advocates are calling it a “historic” moment for public health, but tobacco companies may not go down without a fight. Experts are predicting the companies will now try to stop … Read more