Latest wave has overwhelmed rural hospitals, leaving the sick nowhere to go. Story by Jeremy Olson Photo by RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII Star Tribune staff
Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast.
Merchants say events draw lots of shoppers even in the face of COVID-19.
The CDC said it would allow mixing and matching with boosters because some people might want a shot from a different manufacturer. Minnesota is following the CDC’s recommendations and has ample supplies of vaccine.
Proportion of COVID-19 hospitalizations by severity of illness didn't change in the delta wave, but rate of young adult admissions increased.
Employees must get shots by the end of the year, and there is no testing alternative. Union leaders have warned this could lead to staffing shortages in departments already stretched thin by pandemic-fueled budget cuts.
COVID-19 cases in Minnesota pre-K-12 schools have dropped significantly with the number of new infections falling nearly 70%. One student and two staff members have died of COVID-19 complications last week.
The shots will be available shortly after federal officials give approval, expected in early November.