Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall
Germany’s health minister warned Friday that the country is seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 cases as it goes into the fall and urged older people to get a second booster shot tweaked to protect against new variantswashingtonpost.com
Sacred Springs Powwow returns to Meadows Center after pandemic pause
Sacred Springs Powwow returns for the first time since 2019 following a brief in-person hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The powwow takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Meadows Center for Water and[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas AG says counties can spend COVID relief funds on extra pay for elected officials without public notice – Houston Public Media
The nonbinding legal opinion states local elected and appointed officials can receive up to $25,000 for work done during the COVID-19 pandemic on top of their regular salaries. Unlike other pay raises, these “premium pay” bonuses don’t need to be declared to the public ahead of time.houstonpublicmedia.org
Cancer deaths in US fall steadily with better treatments, prevention
More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the U.S. according to a new report by the American Association for Cancer Research. Experts say this is due to significant strides in treatments, diagnostic tools and prevention strategies.news.yahoo.com
Hawley probes Pentagon over 'alarming' mishandling of religious exemptions to the COVID vaccine
Senator Josh Hawley is asking for information from the Pentagon related to an internal investigation into the handling of service members requests for exemptions to the vaccine on religious grounds.foxnews.com
Putin takes extreme action to fill ranks, unvaxxed heroes still stuck in limbo and more top headlines
Continue reading …GROUNDED - Despite Biden's proclamation, unvaxxed American heroes stuck in limbo. Continue reading …COSTLY CALL - Fed likely to deliver more economic 'pain' with another significant interest rate hike. Continue reading …OUT IN THE COLD - Underlying energy market conditions could signal pain for consumers this winter and beyond. Continue reading …LAURA INGRAHAM - Dems don't ever want COVID to end because more emergencies equal more government dependency. Continue reading …HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY - Prince Harry was 'very well protected' during Queen Elizabeth's funeral amid safety concerns: royal expert.foxnews.com
Feds: Minnesota food fraud scheme stole $250M; 47 people charged
Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts on Tuesday in what they called the largest fraud scheme yet to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children.news.yahoo.com
Kathie Lee Gifford urges Janice Dean to forgive Andrew Cuomo after reports his team plotted to discredit her
Kathie Lee Gifford shares the power of forgiveness with Janice Dean months after reports allege Andrew Cuomo's team plotted to discredit her for speaking out about the COVID-19 nursing home scandal.foxnews.com
EU regulator clears Pfizer-BioNTech's tweaked COVID booster
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the authorization of a tweaked booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine that includes protection against two of the latest versions of omicron, as countries look to bolster their immunization programs ahead of winter.
FDA recommends people perform repeat or serial testing when taking at-home COVID-19 tests to reduce risk of false negative results
The FDA says if repeat testing is not performed after a negative result, an infection may be missed and people may unknowingly spread the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others, especially if they are not experiencing symptoms.
Texas man sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting Asian family he blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic
Federal prosecutors say a Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attacking an Asian family because he thought they were Chinese and therefore responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge tosses Arizona suit over limits on virus relief funds
A judge has dismissed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s demands that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don’t have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Houston area restaurants dealing with rising costs as inflation soars
The restaurant industry is having to adapt, yet again. First with COVID, then a labor shortage and supply chain issues. And now, food establishments are dealing with inflation at a rate higher than the average grocery store shopper.
Walmart to offer free health, vision screenings, low-cost immunizations, free COVID vaccines on Saturday
As a new school year approaches, Walmart is hosting a Wellness Day event where customers can receive free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure screenings as well as COVID-19 vaccines and affordable immunizations like shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis, HPV and flu at pharmacies nationwide.
‘We are in the midst of the worst surge of COVID that we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic’: Doctors send warning as cases continue to rise in Houston area
With Harris County having a count of more than 1 million COVID cases, and Houston wastewater revealing seven times more of the virus than this time in 2020, local doctors are warning residents to take precautions when it comes to COVID-19.