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Mar 28 2023
Cases of a Drug-Resistant Fungus Tripled during the COVID Pandemic
As the U.S. health care system weathered blow after blow of the COVID pandemic, diseases of all kinds, from HIV to congenital syphilis, surged across the country. Last week a national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that outbreaks of emerging drug-resistant fungi also grew at an “alarming” rate in hospitals from 2019 to 2020.
Annual cases of theScientific American
Mar 18 2023
The Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic
For three years now, the debate over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has ping-ponged between two big ideas: that SARS-CoV-2 spilled into human populations directly from a wild-animal source, and that the pathogen leaked from a lab. Through a swirl of data obfuscation by Chinese authorities and politicalization within the United States, and rampant speculation from all corners of theThe Atlantic
Mar 21 2023
Superbug fungus cases rose dramatically during pandemic
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. cases of a dangerous fungus tripled over just three years, and more than half of states have now reported it, according to a new study. The COVID-19 pandemic likely drove part of the increase, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote in the paper published Monday by Annals of Internal Medicine. Hospital workers were strained by coronavirusSan Francisco Chronicle
Mar 16 2023
Evictions have returned to — or exceeded — pre-pandemic levels
The rate of eviction filings has returned to or exceeded pre-pandemic levels in many U.S. cities in recent months, amid the historically high cost of housing and other basic necessities.
That's according to data from the Eviction Lab — a Princeton University project aiming to fill an "information hole in the center of the evictions crisis" by collecting data from court filings and otherAxios
Mar 23 2023
Portland area's Cracker Barrels close doors, unable to survive pandemic economy
The Portland, Oregon, area's remaining Cracker Barrels have closed their doors after failing to survive a pandemic-ridden economy. Cracker Barrel announced the closures of three locations, including the final two in the Portland area, Monday and notified employees that the closures would be effective immediately, according to a report. The pandemic's crippling impact on business and theWashington Examiner
Mar 15 2023
West Virginia Surpasses 8,000 COVID Deaths During Pandemic
According to the Department of Health and Human Resources’ website, 8,005 people have died in the state over the past three years since the pandemic started. There have been 29 deaths reported in the past week. “If we’ve just crossed 8,000, then that’s 8,000 too many," Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday. "Nobody wanted it to be one. It’s been an all-hands-on-deck battle. It’s been a lot of darkU.S. News & World Report
Feb 27 2023
Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab? Now, the U.S. Department of Energy has assessed with “low confidence” in that it began with a lab leak, according to a person familiar with the report who wasn’t authorized to discuss it. The reportSFGATE
Mar 17 2023
New report suggests COVID pandemic's origins linked to raccoon dogs at Wuhan market
A new report suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 may be linked to raccoon dogs that were illegally being sold at a wet seafood market in China.
First reported in The Atlantic, a team of scientists from around the world announced Thursday they believe the virus, SARS-CoV-2, originated at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, where the outbreak began.
It comes amidABC News (Online)
Feb 21 2023
Pandemic-era SNAP benefits coming to an end
Only about half the people who may be eligible for food stamps have applied for them, according to New Hampshire Hunger Solutions. In Coos County, nearly 62 percent of the potentially eligible population is enrolled. Screenshot The number of Granite State adults and children without enough food dropped during the pandemic, in part because the federal government increased food stamp payments,Concord Monitor
Mar 13 2023
Feeding Our Future: 10 more charged in "brazen" Minnesota pandemic fraud case
Federal prosecutors in Minnesota on Monday announced charges against 10 more people in connection with the Feeding Our Future fraud investigation. The big picture: Sixty people have now been implicated in what prosecutors have called a "brazen" $250 million scheme to defraud a federal program meant to feed children in need during the pandemic. • It's believed to be the nation's biggestAxios