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Accessed on 09 May 2022, 0408 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Spending more time with colleagues could increase exposure to the coronavirus, while inflation has increased costs for lunch and commuting. Read more
In each of the first four months of 2022, the number of reported rat sightings was the highest recorded since at least 2010, the first year online records are available. Read more
Hope and optimism often blossom in the experts toiling in the gloomy fields of global warming, COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more
On April 27, Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that the U.S. is “out of the full-blown explosive pandemic phase” and, in effect, entering endemicity. Read more
In April a high school on Oahu contacted the Health Department for assistance when 37 students who attended their prom reported being sick with common respiratory symptoms. Upon investigation, health officials determined that students were infected with both COVID-19 and influenza. Read more
Most long COVID symptoms don’t seem to be life-threatening, but things like shortness of breath or fatigue can be disabling. Read more
There were 8,524 new COVID-19 cases identified, representing a 31.1% positivity rate of those tested, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said in a statement on its website. Read more
Twenty-five U.S. states and territories have reported cases of children’s hepatitis with no known cause. Read more
The Biden administration is preparing for the possibility that 100 million Americans — roughly 30% of the population — will get infected with the coronavirus this fall and winter. Read more
President Joe Biden pledged today that 3D printing technology would help return factory jobs to the U.S. and reduce inflationary pressures as he traveled to an industrial Midwestern state with a Senate seat in play to make his case for the future of manufacturing. Read more
When considering age, it’s apparent that Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander and Native American people suffered disproportionately more from COVID-19 deaths than other groups in the U.S. Read more
Of the more than 300 students and chaperones who attended the prom, six tested positive for COVID-19, four tested positive for influenza A, and one tested positive for both. Read more
Many students are unable to sit for the in-person, pen-and-paper tests given once a year in May because of the government’s “zero-COVID” lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the virus. Read more
Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year’s Asian Games are being postponed because of concerns over the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. Read more
Dozens of testifiers called for an end to the COVID-19 indoor masking rule for Hawaii’s public schools during an unusually contentious meeting of the state Board of Education on Thursday. Read more
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week but the total number of people collecting jobless aid is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. Read more
The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to adults who cannot receive a different vaccine or specifically request J&J’s vaccine. Read more
Accurate numbers on COVID-19 deaths have been problematic throughout the pandemic, as the figures are only a fraction of the devastation wrought by the virus, largely because of limited testing. Read more
Spending the federal funds and bringing meaningful support to Hawaii’s public school students is taking longer than some think it should, hindered by red tape, political and economic tugs of war, hiring shortages and other complications. Read more
Hong Kong on Thursday reopened beaches and pools in a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, while China’s capital Beijing began easing quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas. Read more