Jill On Money: R.I.P. transitory inflation

Jill On Money: R.I.P. transitory inflation

A week ahead of the Federal Reserve’s final meeting of the year, Chair Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Banking Committee and admitted what most economists had been saying for some time: the term “transitory” has overstayed its welcome, when it comes to describing inflation. Jill Schlesinger  For months, Fed officials have clung to the … Read more

Omicron coronavirus variant possibly more infectious due to sharing genetic code with common cold, study says

Omicron coronavirus variant possibly more infectious due to sharing genetic code with common cold, study says

Researchers from Nference, a Cambridge, Mass.-based firm that analyzes biomedical information, sequenced omicron and found a snippet of genetic code that is also present in a virus that can bring about a cold. They say this particular mutation could have occurred in a host simultaneously infected by SARS-CoV-2, also known as the novel coronavirus, and … Read more

What we know about U.S. omicron cases

What we know about U.S. omicron cases

A COVID-19 testing facility is advertised at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMore than 20 people across 11 U.S. states have tested positive for the omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. The patients range in age, vaccination status and travel history, but none … Read more

La. schools offer money to students, staff for COVID testing

La. schools offer money to students, staff for COVID testing

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Amid the emergence of the omicron COVID variant, some Baton Rouge area public schools are paying students and staff to receive regular tests.The cash incentive is in collaboration with a program funded by the Louisiana Department of Health. The program pays students and staff $25 for taking an initial COVID … Read more

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Millions in COVID-19 relief dollars have been given out by cities and towns. The money is for helping the most vulnerable, but a group of community leaders and Republican lawmakers say they’re disturbed by the alleged misuse of COVID relief funds in West Haven, and what they say is a lack … Read more

Stephen Colbert Exposes Known ‘Liar’ Dr. Oz Ahead of Pennsylvania Senate Run

Stephen Colbert Exposes Known ‘Liar’ Dr. Oz Ahead of Pennsylvania Senate Run

Stephen Colbert kicked off his run of jokes about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s big campaign announcement on Tuesday with a bit of a softball: “Turns out, running for Senate is the one weird trick to reduce belly fat.”It thankfully got harsher from there.“Now, this is Dr. Oz’s first time running for office,” the Late Show host … Read more

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Hong Kong, Sweden, Israel, Britain, Italy, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands all traced their first cases to samples collected before South Africa warned the world late Thursday of a potentially more contagious variant, with mutations of the sort that might evade vaccines. Source link

Coronavirus variants: Here’s what we know

Coronavirus variants: Here's what we know

But it has a long way to go to take over from Delta, the variant that dominates all over the world. And the long list of variants that at first frightened the world before falling off the map can be a reminder that viruses are unpredictable.Here’s a look at the named coronavirus variants.WHO designates coronavirus … Read more

Fauci: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron variant nears | Coronavirus

Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases and stagnating vaccination rates. He also warned that the newly discovered Omicron variant shows signs of heightened transmissibility.As Fauci toured the US political talkshows, countries around the world … Read more

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

Nov 28 (Reuters) – The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions.Health officials in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, said two passengers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on … Read more