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Coronavirus

Holidays didn’t lead to feared bump in flu cases, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — New U.S. government data suggests holiday gatherings didn't spark surges in respiratory diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported that visits to doctors' offices for the flu-like illnesses fell for the sixth straight week. Reports of RSV, a ...

New COVID cases continue to be reported locally

New COVID-19 cases continue to be reported nearly every day — hundreds each month. The death toll continues to rise, as well. Since cases were first reported, there have been 9,393 cases — 6,495 confirmed and 2,898 probables — in the county, according to the Pennsylvania Department of ...

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency physician Dr. ...

New COVID booster shot now available

There is a new vaccine in town. The previous COVID-19 boosters were the same medicine as the primary series. There is a new booster available. “The new bivalent booster includes the original COVID strain along with Omicron variants,” according to Gaughn’s Drug Store Clinical ...

Charter school approves back-to-school plan

Tidioute Community Charter School has approved a back-to-school plan. The school is keeping many of the building-wide practices put in place over the past three COVID years, while dropping any mask requirements. “Parents, students, staff, and visitors will not be required to wear a face ...

District eyes COVID safety plan as school year nears

The Warren County School District is hoping for a school year without a lot of COVID restrictions. District administration has been working on its health and safety plan. That plan will go through legal examination and school board consideration in time for the opening of school. “At this ...