Staying home sick? Here’s how to keep yourself entertained
If you're a planner and prefer to have things ready to go just in case, we can help you put together some go-to items to stay entertained, so you’re prepared if you find yourself stuck at home sick or at home taking care of someone else.
Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities
Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant causing cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas.
French premier says vaccine pass to go into effect Monday
French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will go into effect Monday, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from domestic flights, restaurants, sports events and other venues.
CIA: Most 'Havana syndrome' cases not linked to US adversary
U_S_ officials say the CIA believes it's unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary is using microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack hundreds of American diplomats and intelligence officers who attribute their brain injuries and other symptoms to what's come to be known as “Havana syndrome.”.
EXPLAINER: What does it mean for COVID-19 to be endemic?
Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating COVID-19 as an “endemic” disease, but the World Health Organization and other officials have warned that the world is nowhere close to declaring the pandemic over.
Where will free N95 masks be available in Florida?
The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.
UK lifts COVID restrictions, says omicron wave 'has peaked'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and schools in England and COVID-19 passports will be dropped for large events, as infections level off in large parts of the country.
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases Health officials are pleading with Americans to follow protective measures as coronavirus cases rise across the nation. As Mola Lenghi shows us, new infections are up 10% and hospitalizations are trending in the wrong direction. Then, Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease specialist, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more.cbsnews.com
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel Health officials are warning of a potential surge of COVID-19 cases around spring break. The warning comes as more than a million Americans traveled through U.S. airports on Monday. CBS News reporter Alex Tin joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the variant that's expected to become dominant by April, as well as the latest on a new vaccine trial involving children as young as 6 months old.cbsnews.com
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise Health officials in Colorado have identified the first case of a new coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports on the surge in infections already happening across the country, and Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, internal medicine physician at California Pacific Medical Center, joined CBSN to discuss what we know about the new variant and the challenges hospitals are facing.cbsnews.com
Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plan a step closer to reality after teachers union injunction is denied
“In my view, health and safety is a mandatory subject of bargaining which may not be disregarded by the provisions of 4.5, especially in light of the fact that it is unlikely in my view that the General Assembly, when contemplating 4.5, envisioned the situation we now find ourselves in,” Sered said. “It is undisputed that the Chicago Board of Education has announced a date certain to bring children and teachers back to in-person learning without bargaining that decision with the CTU. Further, as we are literally dealing with life and death issues, I find this to be irreparable harm.”chicagotribune.com
Dr. Fauci says the Covid outbreak isn't a political issue: 'You can't run away from the data'
"This is the worst outbreak that we've had of a respiratory-borne illness that we've had in 102 years. You can't run away from the data. It's incomprehensible to me how people are not seeing that," Fauci said during a livestream interview. He said the U.S. needs uniform public health measures to suppress the virus' spread instead of a piecemeal approach taken by different states and counties. Meanwhile, other states have taken a less-severe approach to their growing coronavirus outbreaks in an effort to keep businesses open.cnbc.com
Indiana governor adds a month to statewide COVID-19 mask mandate; Lake, St. Joe counties top state in new cases Wednesday
“We have seen the positive effects on Lake County’s health when being diligent in mask wearing, but it does take all of us participating to see the positive effects again,” Purdue University Northwest Nursing Professor Jodi Allen said. “I am hopeful that the mask mandate will improve our county’s influenza numbers at the start of the flu season this year which will be immensely helpful to our area’s health care system as we continue to deal with Covid cases.”chicagotribune.com
Why an attitude of gratitude helps your health
Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, take a look at the health benefits of gratitude. Studies suggest it can help relieve stress, improve your mood and boost your health all year round. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings.cbsnews.com
How to see the signs of measles
How to see the signs of measles Health officials are scrambling to stop the measles outbreak from spreading even more after reaching what they call a critical point. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has details on the outbreak and how to combat it.cbsnews.com
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks Health officials fear thousands may have been exposed to the measles at Disneyland and "Disney California Adventure" last month. Most of those who got the disease were not vaccinated against it. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated Health officials have confirmed three deaths in Los Angeles County from bacterial meningitis. Officials are recommending gay men who have HIV or multiple partners get vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease. KCAL-TV's Rachel Kim reports.cbsnews.com
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health?
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? Some say gargling oil for 20 minutes a day prevents plaque buildup, makes teeth whiter, kills bad breath and treats gum disease. So, is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? KHOU's Rekha Muddaraj reports.cbsnews.com