Delta variant drives nationwide COVID surge, prompting new mandates

Healthcare workers in Missouri are bearing the brunt as hospitalizations among people with COVID-19 have nearly doubled in a month.   The hardest hit area includes Springfield, where there’s been a dramatic rise of COVID-19 patients in one hospital system since mask mandates were lifted before two big holiday weekends. CoxHealth brought in a new…

San Francisco hospitals report hundreds of COVID-19 infections among vaccinated staff

San Francisco hospitals report hundreds of COVID-19 infections among vaccinated staff

Two hospitals in San Francisco reported hundreds of staff infected with coronavirus in July, with breakthrough infections comprising the majority of cases. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU As of August 2, 55 staff members out of over 7,000 staffers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are COVID-19 positive, and none of…

Return to office depends on whether workforce is vaccinated, Dr. Celine Gounder says

Return to office depends on whether workforce is vaccinated, Dr. Celine Gounder says

Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist who advised the Biden administration, underscored the importance of having a vaccinated workforce as employers consider returning to the office. “If you’re able to get your workforce vaccinated, I think it’s a completely different calculation than if you’re not,” Gounder said Monday evening in an interview on CNBC’s “The News…

Mask guidance amid rise in delta variant divides parents heading into new school year

Mask guidance amid rise in delta variant divides parents heading into new school year

HARTFORD, Conn. – With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of the coronavirus now threatens to upend normal instruction for a third…

More Senators confirm they attended ‘cookout’ after GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid

More Senators confirm they attended ‘cookout’ after GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid

At least seven U.S. senators revealed Monday that they had attended a party with Sen. Lindsay Graham, who announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 on the heels of being a guest.  The South Carolina Republican said in a tweet that he began having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the U.S. House physician…

Alcohol linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new research shows

Alcohol linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new research shows

Alcohol linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new research shows – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Nearly 750,000 new cancer cases were linked to alcohol in 2020, according to new research. Nancy Chen has more on the findings. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive…

Rising vaccination rates in several southern states ‘positive trend,’ White House says

Rising vaccination rates in several southern states ‘positive trend,’ White House says

White House COVID-⁠19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients on Monday noted a “positive trend” across several southern states with an uptick in the number of people receiving the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU Louisiana has reported a 302% increase in the number of newly vaccinated people…

Louisiana reinstates mask mandate to combat delta variant

Louisiana reinstates mask mandate to combat delta variant

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Josh Brasted | Getty Images In response to climbing coronavirus case totals and hospitalizations, Louisiana became the second state in the nation to revive its mask mandate on Monday. The order, which will remain in effect until at least Sept. 1, directs residents to wear masks in public indoor settings…

Minor league teams are “on the brink of financial catastrophe” and bipartisan lawmakers are stepping up to the plate

Minor league teams are “on the brink of financial catastrophe” and bipartisan lawmakers are stepping up to the plate

The new Rocket City Trash Pandas were supposed to be last year’s breakout team in Minor League Baseball. Then the pandemic hit and forced the cancellation of all games. For the Trash Pandas, that meant its new $50 million stadium would sit empty.  “2020 was a difficult time to start a brand new baseball team,”…