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Accessed on 18 April 2022, 0443 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
For many U.S. Christians, this weekend marks the first time since 2019 that they will gather in person on Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to celebrate one of the year’s holiest days side by side with fellow congregants. Read more
Like it or not, the choose-your-own-adventure period of the pandemic is upon us. Read more
COVID-19 patients can harbor the coronavirus in their feces for months after infection, researchers found, stoking concern that its persistence can aggravate the immune system and cause long COVID symptoms. Read more
India is not alone in undercounting pandemic deaths: The new WHO numbers also reflect undercounting in other populous countries such as Indonesia and Egypt. Read more
Question: We are planning to travel abroad in June to multiple countries and have a short window to reconsider without losing too much money. After looking forward to this trip for so long, we are now hesitant, due to COVID-19 again. Read more
Businesses should formulate plans for closed-loop management, where workers live on-site and are tested regularly. Read more
No one expects a peak nearly as high as the last one, when the contagious omicron version of the coronavirus ripped through the population. Read more
Overall, backlogs for health services at hospitals in Britain have increased this year, although some waiting lists have shortened. Read more
Infectious disease expert Tim Brown of the East-West Center joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today and answered viewer questions. Read more
In mid-February California became the first state to formally adopt an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus. Read more
Question: I am confused about the booster shots. Are we supposed to get one or two? When? My health is good, and I’ve never had COVID-19 that I know of. Read more
The World Health Organization is monitoring XE, believed to be about 10% more transmissible than BA.2, and has found it circulating in several countries. Read more
The result is that depending on the politics of a state, individuals and families in need find themselves eligible for significantly different levels of help buying food. Read more
The number of new COVID-19 infections in Hawaii is ticking upward as BA.2, the more contagious subvariant of omicron, grows in the islands and after restrictions have been dropped. Read more
The test, made by Frisco, Texas-based InspectIR Systems, is authorized for those 18 and older and in settings where samples are both collected and analyzed, such as doctor’s offices, hospitals or mobile testing sites. Read more
The new measures were announced as the country reported 125,846 new cases of the coronavirus, continuing a weekslong downward trend after infections peaked in mid-March. Read more
Spring planting by Chinese farmers who feed 1.4 billion people might be disrupted. Read more
In 18 states that shared data through the current school year, the number of homeschooling students increased by 63% in the 2020-2021 school year, then fell by only 17% in the 2021-2022 school year. Read more
Experts say Kim is providing special treatment to elite North Koreans to boost their loyalty as he grapples with the pandemic a troubled economy and a stalemate in nuclear diplomacy. Read more
The goal of domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines is getting closer to being realized. Read more
Hong Kong will ease some social distancing measures later this month, allowing people to dine in at restaurants in the evening and lifting restrictions on private gatherings, as the number of COVID-19 infections declined in recent weeks. Read more