A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant, the world’s most prevalent.
The U.S. government on Friday moved to open up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding efforts to get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that experts fear could snowball into a winter surge as millions of Americans travel for the holidays.
The draft rules, released Thursday, were developed in accordance with the state’s new law on medical cannabis, which was approved earlier this year by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor.
We are finally seeing a plateau in the pandemic as hospitalizations for COVID-19 have been consistently lower for weeks now. Months ago there were negative ICU beds available, a first for the state, now the state is seeing on average around 300 COVID-19 patients daily.
Members of the University of Alabama’s Campus Veterans Association are getting ready to march alongside their counterparts from Auburn’s Student Veterans Association to raise awareness for veteran suicides.
An Alabama mom and her kids are sharing their experience with participating in Pfizer’s vaccine trial over the summer. They’re hoping their story will take away the fear some may have about getting their young children vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Sanitation is a basic human need, and no one in the United States should be exposed to risk of illness and other serious harm because of inadequate access to safe and effective sewage management,” said the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Under the legislation, monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers would roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026, after the Transportation Department assesses the best form of technology to install in millions of vehicles and automakers are given time to comply.
The proposed emergency rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires private companies with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workers are either fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022 or will submit to weekly testing and wear mask
Those who work for businesses with 100 or more workers will either be required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4 or receive weekly testing. The new rules came out Thursday and were followed by disapproval by some public figures.
The new requirements, which were first previewed by President Joe Biden in September, will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large businesses, although it is not clear how many of those employees are unvaccinated.