Will Las Vegas Strip Casinos Ban a Popular Bad Habit?

Will Las Vegas Strip Casinos Ban a Popular Bad Habit?

Las Vegas caters to every sin. You can experience “pride” when you pull off some sort of improbable gambling beat, “greed” when you see your winnings pile up, “lust” during all sorts of R-rated performances, “gluttony” as you partake of the city’s many fine culinary offerings (and its endless buffets), “wrath” when your losing or … Read more

US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the once high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would … Read more

Neanderthal-Human Sex Caused a Million Covid Deaths

Cave art depicting two figures copulating from Jabbaren, Algeria. Source: Trust for African Rock Art / Fair Use

About 60,000 years ago, a human had a sexual encounter with a Neanderthal. Now, a genetic scientist has claimed that this single sexual act caused the deaths of up to a million people during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 12, 2022, 12:26 GMT, the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak had killed 6,331,211 people. Now, an English … Read more

New Test Accurately Assesses Immunity to COVID-19

How much protection you have against COVID-19 depends on many factors. Prior infection, vaccination and immunity all play roles on how your body defends itself against the virus. The length of time post-infection or vaccination is also part of the equation. While antibody testing provides some information, it can’t pinpoint how protected you are. Now … Read more

LA County moves closer to possibly returning to indoor mask requirement as hospitalizations increase

LA County moves closer to possibly returning to indoor mask requirement as hospitalizations increase

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — If Los Angeles County were to reach the CDC’s “high” virus activity category later this month, indoor mask mandates for the region would be triggered shortly after. Some people are not waiting to donate masks. The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District announced it’s requiring indoor masking until July 5. With … Read more

Elon Musk May Be Right About a Controversial Subject

Elon Musk May Be Right About a Controversial Subject

The pandemic forced the vast majority of office workers — really anyone not working in the service industry, construction, manufacturing, and a handful of other professions — into working from home. For many workers that may have been the only good part of the covid quarantine and shutdown. While their lives were limited to their … Read more

COVID mRNA vaccines can be quickly updated for new variants. So, where’s my Omicron booster?

Illustration of a vaccine bottle and syringe between gloved hands surrounded by virus particles

Since Omicron was declared a variant of concern at the end of November, it quickly swept the globe, becoming the dominant COVID variant in many countries including Australia. It’s the latest in a growing line of variants, and probably not going to be the last. Yet every one of the hundreds of millions of approved … Read more

The White House Keeps Stoking Covid Fears

The White House Keeps Stoking Covid Fears

White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks at a press briefing in Washington, June 2. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Zuma Press “I’ve been a huge advocate of keeping schools fully open to in person education since October of 2020,” Ashish Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, tweeted last week. “Still am.” So why is … Read more

How Long Should You Quarantine and When Are You Contagious? – NBC Chicago

How Long Should You Quarantine and When Are You Contagious?  – NBC Chicago

COVID-19 cases have risen across Illinois within the past month, and most recently, the number of counties at a “high” risk level status increased for yet another week. A total of 19 counties were considered at a “high” community level as of Thursday, which was up from 15 the week prior, according to the latest … Read more

Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Get Bad CDC News

Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Get Bad CDC News

The oceans have been stormy for the major cruise lines that sail out of American ports. Royal Caribbean International (RCL) – Get Royal Caribbean Group ReportCarnival Cruise Lines (CLC) – Get Carnival Corporation Reportand Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – Get Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Postponement have had to deal with an uncertain world since … Read more