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Coronavirus variants: Here’s what we know
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Coronavirus variants: Here’s what we know

Omicron, the newest coronavirus variant, is also the quickest to be labeled a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization because of its seemingly fast spread in South Africa and its many troubling mutations. Its emergence has already led to travel restrictions, high-level government meetings and promises by vaccine makers to start working on…MORE

Americans face at least 2 weeks of uncertainty as scientists work to answer 3 key questions about the new Omicron variant
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Americans face at least 2 weeks of uncertainty as scientists work to answer 3 key questions about the new Omicron variant

Americans face at least two weeks of uncertainty before major questions may get answered about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Health experts urge the public to be cautious and patient as scientists try to find out if Omicron — deemed a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization — is more transmissible and…MORE

How to build a habit in 5 steps, according to science
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How to build a habit in 5 steps, according to science

Most of us assume those hyper-achievers who are always able to squeeze in their workout, eat healthy foods, ace their exams and pick their kids up on time must have superhuman self-control. But science points to a different answer: What we mistake for willpower is often a hallmark of habit. People with good habits rarely…MORE

The new Omicron variant is a reminder that ‘the virus is still in control’ regardless of Covid-19 fatigue, medical professor says
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The new Omicron variant is a reminder that ‘the virus is still in control’ regardless of Covid-19 fatigue, medical professor says

The new Omicron variant might prompt a return to stricter Covid-19 measures if not enough people get vaccinated or boosted, health experts say. Omicron — or the B.1.1.529 strain of novel coronavirus — has already spurred international travel bans. The World Health Organization officially called it a “variant of concern” on Friday. The variant has…MORE

The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check
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The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check

The emergence of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant feels like a pandemic gut check. Scientists have long known that the world would see emerging coronavirus variants. Viruses mutate constantly. But when South Africa’s health minister announced Thursday the discovery of the B.1.1.529 variant, which appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country,…MORE

CBT: A way to reshape your negative thinking and reduce stress
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CBT: A way to reshape your negative thinking and reduce stress

Wouldn’t you like to stop your stressful, anxious thinking in its tracks? Turns out you can, and while you’re at it, you can make yourself feel and act better too. That’s the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy, which burst onto the psychological scene in the 1960s and has been gathering accolades ever since. According to…MORE

What we know and don’t know about the Omicron variant
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What we know and don’t know about the Omicron variant

A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified by South African scientists has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the pandemic. The strain, named Omicron, was designated Friday as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, which said…MORE

Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise
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Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise

With Michigan’s Covid-19 case and hospitalization numbers hovering near all-time highs, the federal government will send doctors, nurses and others to support certain hospitals, the state health department said Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had asked for help, and the federal government agreed to “send two medical teams to local hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music