• Law & Legal

    Swiss voters back law behind Covid vaccine certificate | Switzerland

    Swiss voters have firmly backed the law behind the country’s Covid pass in a referendum, following a tense campaign that saw unprecedented levels of hostility. Early results on Sunday showed about two-thirds of voters supported the law, with market researchers GFS Bern projecting 63% backing. The police fenced off the seat of government and parliament in Bern in anticipation of protests. Results from 16 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons showed 61.9% had voted in favour of the law, on a 64% turnout. The referendum was held as the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, classified as a variant of concern by the World  

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  • Health & Fitness

    Nebraskans seek out at-home COVID tests | Health & Fitness

    Overall, the state continued a monthlong flattening of its delta surge. But one notable change: The CDC added 399 COVID-related deaths that it apparently hadn’t previously counted in Nebraska’s tally. Some Nebraskans are reaching for over-the-counter COVID tests after returning from trips, before visiting Grandma or after waking up with a scratchy throat or stuffy nose. The rapid antigen tests, sold in pharmacies, online and in some big box stores, require users to swab their own noses and read results (like they would a pregnancy test) or send the sample  

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  • Art & Entertainment

    An Immersive Art And Entertainment Attraction Highlighting The ‘Bizarre, Mysterious And Often Hilarious Nature Of Consumer Culture’ Thrives During Covid Recovery

    Produce Section Inside Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart in Las Vegas Kate Russell Some businesses have been more affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than others. While on-line commerce has thrived, in person activities such as visiting a restaurant, bar or movie theater have continued to face an uneven recovery. Previously I have written about how an interactive arts space, Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf which operates the House of Eternal Return, was dealing with the challenges of Covid. As an immersive arts and entertainment exhibition built around interactive experiences, mysterious and magical worlds and features such as slides and secret passageways,  

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  • Business & Finance

    COVID ECMO patients at WVU Medicine trending younger

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The doctor that heads up the program that treats the sickest of the sick COVID-19 patients in West Virginia says the number of patients continues to increase. Dr. Jeremiah Hayanga Dr. Jeremiah Hayanga, a thoracic surgeon and director of WVU Medicine’s ECMO treatment program said Thursday on MetroNews “Talkline” their patients are trending younger. “We’re seeing what a lot of the other states saw in late-June or early-July, an influx of patients, predominately the unvaccinated younger patients who are sick, very, very sick,” Hayanga said. Hospitalizations of COVID patients are increasing across the state. The state Department  

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  • Health & Fitness

    Alabama adds 4,000-plus COVID cases, 635 in 1 county

    The number of new coronavirus cases in Alabama topped 4,000 today. The figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show the state has recorded 623,919 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020, adding 4,167 since yesterday. Another 35 deaths were added bringing the total to 7,890. One county – Mobile – saw the greatest increase with 635 new cases. Other counties with three-digit increases were: Baldwin (338), Etowah (109), Houston (132), Jefferson (470), Lee (112), Madison (209), Marshall (121), Montgomery (140), Shelby (169) and Tuscaloosa (100). Hospitalizations are now at 2,371, compared to 277 a month ago. Here are the  

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