Quick COVID tests are recommended before holiday parties, but with these 2 reservations

Quick COVID tests are recommended before holiday parties, but with these 2 reservations

In the midst of the new COVID-19 variant and the increase in cases, there is a great demand for over-the-counter test kits for the home. Now, a new White House initiative will make it easier for many Americans to use them. Doctors say fast antigen tests will be something you need in your medicine cabinet … Read more

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown on unvaccinated people – POLITICO

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown on unvaccinated people – POLITICO

BERLIN – The German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states on Thursday imposed a ban on people who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus. “Today we spoke of an act of national solidarity,” said outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that restrictions – including some lighter ones on the vaccinated – are required … Read more

Germany wants to tighten coronavirus restrictions – POLITICO

Germany wants to tighten coronavirus restrictions – POLITICO

BERLIN – The outgoing German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states are planning to tighten the pandemic rules, according to a draft document seen by POLITICO. According to the plan to be adopted on Thursday, only the fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19 will have access to venues such … Read more

Wake schools will use ‘pool test’ to quickly and cheaply identify coronavirus outbreaks :: WRAL.com

Wake schools will use ‘pool test’ to quickly and cheaply identify coronavirus outbreaks :: WRAL.com

By Joe Fisher, WRAL Reporter Henderson, NC Eleven Wake County public schools on Monday began weekly coronavirus testing of students in an effort to limit the spread of the virus, and the district plans to expand the testing program to all of its schools by next year. Students will not be tested without their parents’ … Read more

Wake schools will use ‘pool test’ to quickly and cheaply identify coronavirus outbreaks :: WRAL.com

Wake schools will use ‘pool test’ to quickly and cheaply identify coronavirus outbreaks :: WRAL.com

By Joe Fisher, WRAL Reporter Henderson, NC Eleven Wake County public schools on Monday began weekly coronavirus testing of students in an effort to limit the spread of the virus, and the district plans to expand the testing program to all of its schools by next year. Students will not be tested without their parents’ … Read more

Portugal finds 13 Omicron cases in the top division football club – POLITICO

Portugal finds 13 Omicron cases in the top division football club – POLITICO

Thirteen cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found among players from Portugal’s top football club Belenenses SAD, according to initial results from the country’s National Institutes of Health (INSA). One of the players has recently returned from South Africa, where the new tribe was discovered last week, the institute said. “Preliminary tests … Read more

New coronavirus variant discovered in Belgium as Europe bans travel to southern Africa – POLITICO

New coronavirus variant discovered in Belgium as Europe bans travel to southern Africa – POLITICO

European countries moved on Friday to restrict travel to southern Africa, citing concerns over a newly identified coronavirus variant – which has now been discovered in Belgium. It follows one calls by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday morning for the bloc to release an emergency brake to stop flights from the … Read more

Commission proposes 9-month travel vaccine – POLITICO

Commission proposes 9-month travel vaccine – POLITICO

The Commission proposed on Thursday that travel vaccine certificates be valid for nine months and that the rules for intra-block travel should be tied to the personal health risk of travelers rather than their country of departure. “This means that holders of an EU certificate should in principle not be subject to further travel restrictions, … Read more

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