Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

She’s in good “Company.” Broadway bigwigs are backing Patti LuPone after she was caught on camera slamming a maskless theatergoer Tuesday night. The stage icon, 73, hollered at the bare-faced patron following a performance of her hit musical “Company,” with the foul-mouthed footage subsequently going viral on social media. The explosive incident divided the internet, … Read more

As COVID-19 cases rise in NH, testing key to controlling spread

As COVID-19 cases rise in NH, testing key to controlling spread

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New Hampshire, but some residents say they’re still confused by guidelines for testing. New Hampshire is averaging more than 500 reported new cases each day, the most since Valentine’s Day. But the number of hospital patients with COVID-19 is lower than it was at the end of last … Read more

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was efficiently spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we don’t have as clear of a picture regarding where people are mostly likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved to … Read more

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

MADRID, Spain — Clinical experiences in approaching COVID-19 from different perspectives, results obtained by various therapeutic options and, above all, the challenges posed by a new healthcare reality — long COVID — were all the focus of a recent discussion at the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health. In this forum, … Read more

Half of Massachusetts counties considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission

Half of Massachusetts counties considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rated half of Massachusetts’ 14 counties as having high community levels of COVID-19. The rankings are based on a handful of factors including new hospital admissions for COVID-19, recent case counts, and the community’s overall hospital capacity.Berkshire County reported the highest case rate per 100,000 individuals … Read more

Covid US: NYC health commissioner considers mask and vaccination mandates as alert level raised

New Yorkers may soon have to mask up and show proof of vaccination when entering certain businesses as COVID-19 cases show a slight uptick

New York City’s top health official says mask mandates and vaccine checks could make a comeback as the city battles a slight uptick in cases and hospitalizations from the omicron BA.2 subvariant. But one small business association says the return of pandemic restrictions would be a step ‘backwards’ that bars and restaurants ‘cannot afford’ as … Read more

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant US COVID Strain

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant US COVID Strain

A coronavirus subvariant called omicron BA.2.12.1, first spotted in upstate New York, is likely to become the dominant strain in the United States in the coming weeks, according to The New York Times, as coronavirus cases again trend upward in the country . While the BA.2 variant continued to drive the majority of infections, making … Read more

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant US COVID Strain

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant US COVID Strain

A coronavirus subvariant called omicron BA.2.12.1, first spotted in upstate New York, is likely to become the dominant strain in the United States in the coming weeks, according to The New York Times, as coronavirus cases again trend upward in the country . While the BA.2 variant continued to drive the majority of infections, making … Read more

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

Children are seen walking to school, on the first day of lifting the indoor mask mandate for DOE schools between K through 12, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US March 7, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York City could bring back mask mandates and proof of vaccination status to go to restaurants, … Read more