Lycoming County maintains its position among 89.47% of all US states currently experiencing high levels of COVID-19 community infections. This happens in reports that cases in the United States associated with an increase in delta variants last summer are beginning to decline.
In a major relaxation of pandemic travel restrictions, the United States announced Monday that foreigners will be able to fly into the country this fall if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test — changes that will replace a patchwork of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are lower.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, some people have assumed that the coronavirus is simply another type of flu virus. COVID-19 may have comparable symptoms, but it is not the same as a cold or the flu.
An international group of scientists, including two top U.S. regulators, stated Monday in a scientific publication that the ordinary person doesn’t require a COVID-19 booster just yet. The specialists looked at studies on the vaccinations’ effectiveness and found that, despite the extra-contagious delta variation, the doses are effective, especially against severe sickness.
Edna and Maureisa Winkleman were relieved to be able to watch a parade before the first float passed and the first piece of candy was tossed. “It’s nice to be able to get out and see other people,” Warren resident Edna said. “They’ve been cooped up for so long, and it’s nice to finally be able to get out.”