Nassau, Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

Nassau, Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday elevated both Nassau and Suffolk counties’ “community level” risk of COVID-19 transmission to high, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear a mask indoors in all public locations. The change, which puts Long Island in the most high-risk designation, comes amid a steady … Read more

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or … Read more

Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

She’s in good “Company.” Broadway bigwigs are backing Patti LuPone after she was caught on camera slamming a maskless theatergoer Tuesday night. The stage icon, 73, hollered at the bare-faced patron following a performance of her hit musical “Company,” with the foul-mouthed footage subsequently going viral on social media. The explosive incident divided the internet, … Read more

Less than a third of Americans are still worried about COVID-19, Gallup poll finds

Less than a third of Americans are still worried about COVID-19, Gallup poll finds

Americans are starting to care less-and-less about the COVID-19 pandemic, even as cases begin to rise once again in some parts of the country and officials in the White House warn that the country could be in for a rough fall and winter months. A Gallup poll published Wednesday found that only 31 percent of … Read more

COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final update

COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final update

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After two years, the Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final COVID-19 data update on the dashboard on Monday. “With advancements in treatment and the successes in vaccination, we are now able to effectively manage with the virus in our community. On Monday, May 9, TMC will publish a final … Read more

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was efficiently spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we don’t have as clear of a picture regarding where people are mostly likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved to … Read more

Amy Schumer cancels Netflix is ​​a Joke Festival performance after testing positive for COVID-19

Disappointing: Amy Schumer was forced to cancel her performance at the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Festival just hours before she was scheduled to hit the stage after testing positive for COVID-19

Amy Schumer is forced to cancel Netflix Is A Joke Festival performance after testing positive for COVID-19 By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com Published: 03:15 BST, 8 May 2022 | Updated: 08:45 BST, 8 May 2022 Amy Schumer was forced to cancel her performance at the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Festival just hours before she … Read more

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

MADRID, Spain — Clinical experiences in approaching COVID-19 from different perspectives, results obtained by various therapeutic options and, above all, the challenges posed by a new healthcare reality — long COVID — were all the focus of a recent discussion at the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health. In this forum, … Read more

Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge cancel New Orleans Jazz Fest performances due to COVID

Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge cancel New Orleans Jazz Fest performances due to COVID

NEW ORLEANS — Willie Nelson is canceling an upcoming performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival and postponing other shows after a positive case of the coronavirus in his band. The 89-year-old musician posted on his band’s website on Friday that “due to a positive Covid case in the Willie Nelson Family Band” … Read more