Biden’s COVID symptoms improve: White House says he’s staying busy.
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Accessed on 23 July 2022, 0533 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The president’s doctors said his mild COVID-19 symptoms were improving and he was responding well to treatment. Read more
More would-be workers poured into Hawaii’s labor market in June — so much so that they pushed up the state unemployment rate for the first time in 21 months amid a recovering local economy. Read more
Both BA.4 and BA.5 have an increased ability to evade antibodies elicited by vaccination or prior infection compared to BA.2. Read more
A look at what we know about the president and his coronavirus infection. Read more
President Joe Biden has contracted COVID-19, though his symptoms are mild. In Hawaii, the seven-day average of new cases and the positivity rate rose this week, after weeks of decline. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccine Novovax, made by a process used for years to create safe vaccines, has been approved for the U.S. market. Read more
The state’s average positivity rate increased to 15.1%, up from 13.8% reported the previous week — the first increase following five weeks of decreases, matching the positivity rate on July 6. Read more
Micronesia has likely become the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience an outbreak of COVID-19. Read more
The president has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug designed to reduce the severity of the disease, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Read more
Actual numbers are estimated to be at least five to six times higher since these figures do not include home test kit results, DOH Director Dr. Elizabeth Char has said. Read more
CDC officials said between 26 million and 37 million adults haven’t had a single dose — the population that Novavax, for now, will be targeting. Read more
State media said that 84 homes in an apartment complex in Guangzhou city’s Liwan district had been opened in an effort to find any “close contacts” hiding inside and to disinfect the premises. Read more
While more than 1 million died from COVID in the U.S., many more survived ICU stays that have left them with anxiety, PTSD and a host of health issues. Read more
Fauci, 81, was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, and has led research in HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus. Read more
As Keith Hayashi assumes official control of Hawaii’s public schools, he faces a number of complex and daunting challenges arising from the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the state Board of Education approved his contract for a three-year term as state superintendent. In just two weeks, the next academic year begins. Read more
In the scheme of governmental programs, $31 million is not much money. But it’s for rent and utility costs, and where the need is so great, even a little more relief is a welcome thing. Read more
For Raechelle “Rae” Villanueva of Kaimuki, the popular catchphrase of “living with COVID” has an entirely different meaning from what most people take it for as the pandemic stretches on into a third year. Read more
In a typical spring, breeding seabirds — and human seabird- watchers — flock to Stora Karlso, an island off the coast of Sweden. Read more
Continued increases in coronavirus cases fueled by the ultra-contagious BA.5 subvariant as well as a rise in hospitalizations have pushed L.A. County closer to reinstating a universal indoor mask mandate. Read more
In response to the flare-up, Shanghai is rolling out mass testing to ensure early detection. Read more
Authorities said that industries and commercial companies will remain closed until July 23. Read more
Police were on alert because church-backed counterprotesters rallied in nearby streets. Read more