COVID

Rowan County Health Division Addresses Hesitancy To Get Covid

The director of the National Institutes of Health mentioned on Sunday predicted that the US might attain “herd immunity” from COVID-19 at 70 to eighty five p.c of people vaccinated or beforehand contaminated — and stated some regions of the country are getting near that. While vaccines are helping to curb the pandemic, easier and better therapies are needed, especially as virus variants spread health & fitness. The Biden administration will share as much as 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as provide becomes available, Andy Slavitt, White House senior advisor on the COVID Response introduced Monday. Subscribe … Read More

COVID Canada: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new restrictions, travel quarantine, flights suspended

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30.

Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the government will be introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada.

“Travelers will then have to wait for up to three days at an approved

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Rolex 24 at Daytona fails to boost local hotel occupancy due to COVID

DAYTONA BEACH — With limited attendance at Daytona International Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona failed to deliver the typical boost in occupancy and rates, according to many Volusia County hoteliers.

“It was completely down, nothing that compared with past years,” said Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. “As far as the race, as expected, there was a limited amount of people in the stands, so we were down considerably in rooms.”

This past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, which hosted around 40,000 spectators last year,

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Brazilians packed beaches over holidays as COVID deaths pass 200,000

SAO PAULO – The night before New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of revelers clad in their bathing suits crowded onto the iconic Ipanema beach to have some seaside drinks. It was one of many open-air parties along Brazil’s vast coastline since the summer heat set in and as the COVID-19 death toll climbed.

“It was so packed, you couldn’t set foot on the beach,” said a maintenance worker at a luxury apartment building across the street. “And it wasn’t just at night; the beach was packed during the day, too. And no one wears a mask!” He

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