Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have dropped by 77% and 44% over the past month, respectively, said LA County Health Officials on Monday. That’s great news for the country’s hardest-hit region. The question remains, however, if new variants of the virus will create another surge. LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said on Monday that, “We are going to be reporting later today that we now have 5 cases associated with the UK variant.” That’s not many, but the amount of genomic testing in the county to identify new variants is exceedingly small compared to the number of Covid tests being delivered. “There’s no way that we don’t have a fair amount of [that] variant circulating here,” said Ferrer. The mutant UK strain is thought to be 30-50% more transmissible. According to a new report, the UK variant is doubling its prevalence among identified cases every 9-10 days. Related Story California Governor Gavin Newsom … [Read more...] about Half Of Los Angeles Covid-19 Samples Analyzed Show Mutant “West Coast Variant,” As Region Runs Out Of First-Dose Vaccine Appointments
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Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. With Winter storms whipping across the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands without power , it’s incredibly important to be prepared to deal with ice and snow. We’ve collected the essential tools you’ll need to remove snow as its falling, prevent it from freezing, and clearing up ice if you missed a spot. If you’re in the middle of a huge snowstorm, it’s smart to clear snow every few hours (as frequently as once per hour) to prevent it from accumulating and becoming dangerous or too heavy. All of the gear we’re recommending can fit in a small garage or basement, and can be operated with a single person. Most work on their own, the exception being a plow attachment for a car. Cleaning snow can be an extremely physically intensive chore, so be sure to take … [Read more...] about From Ice Melting Beads to a Plow Blade, 5 Effective Ways to Dig Out from the Snow
“The issue of mutations is top of mind,” said Governor Gavin Newsom at his Wednesday Covid-19 press conference, “not only here in the State of California , but across the globe.” Newsom then confirmed the first cases in the state of the variant first discovered in South Africa. On Tuesday, the governor reported that that variant had not been detected. But he said on Wednesday, “as of a few hours ago, two cases have been reported…one in Alameda County and one in Santa Clara county.” The CDC says the South African variant — also known as B.1.351 — seems to be more transmissible. One study also indicated it might be resistant to at least one vaccine. Officials in South Africa this week halted the rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines — which are not yet being used in the United States — because the vaccinations were found in a clinical trial not to be effective in slowing spread of the South African variant. The mutation also may be less vulnerable to to the effects of … [Read more...] about Feared South African Covid-19 Mutant Discovered In California As It Surpasses NY As State With Most Virus-Related Deaths In US
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Besides your passport, your most valuable possession when you’re constantly on the go should be your suitcase. Take it from the electronic trio, A R I Z O N A, who spend more than a third of the year on the road, playing festivals and shows. “I need to know that the suitcase will take a beating,” says keyboardist David Labuguen, who says the band was on the road for more than 120 days a year prior to when Covid put a break on touring. Labuguen, who’s a fan of the Dakine Split Duffel , says the main thing he looks for is durability. Look for suitcases that are made from ripstop material (I.e. it won’t tear or fray easily) or pick up a hardcase, made from durable yet lightweight plastic. The hard siding will protect your stuff, and prevent your bag from collapsing. … [Read more...] about The Best Luggage for Smart, Stylish and Streamlined Traveling
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. As cases of coronavirus continue to surge across the nation, many have made the decision to start doubling up on face masks if they have to leave the house. Dr. Anthony Fauci recently discussed the trend on the Today show and during a town hall appearance on CNN. Even President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are often seen with surgical masks under fabric face coverings while out and about in public. But the question still remains even as the idea gains more traction—just how effective is double-masking, really? Almost a year into the pandemic, there is now a seemingly endless variety of face mask options available, from lightweight picks for sports, heavy-duty fabric masks for colder weather, and even more stylish additions. Many masks on the market right now are … [Read more...] about Is Double-Masking Effective Against Covid-19?