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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoes bills to allow earlier counting of mail-in ballots as he takes action on nearly 300 bills


Date Published: Saturday 28 May 2022
Article Description: Gov. Larry Hogan, finalizing the Maryland legislative session for the year, allowed nearly 300 bills to go into effect without his signature while vetoing 18 others Friday — killing bills that included efforts to speed up mass transit projects in Baltimore and to improve voting and ballot-counting as early as the upcoming July 19 primary.



COVID-19 Testing for Travel: If, When, Where, and How


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: COVID-19 testing can make travel safer as long as you do it correctly. Here experts share strategies for testing before, during, and after your trip.



Experts urge covid caution ahead of Memorial Day


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: Memorial Day weekend travel combined with lax coronavirus protections will likely trigger a bump in already rising case levels, health officials cautioned, repeating a pattern that has played out after holidays since the early in the pandemic.



CDC: Baltimore city and county, plus Anne Arundel and 4 other counties have high COVID-19 transmission


Date Published: Saturday 28 May 2022
Article Description: Six counties and Baltimore City now have high community spread of COVID-19, a federal measure that prompted local health officials to renew their calls for people to wear masks in indoor public spaces and get vaccinated.



24 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About the COVID-19 Vaccine


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: The COVID-19 vaccine has been publicly available in the U.S. since December 2020. Since then, vaccination has eased the pandemic by preventing infections, reducing severe disease and saving lives. More is known about vaccine effectiveness,



Cory Booker Encourages Maryland Democrats to ‘Stay Faithful’


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: For the first time in two years amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland Democratic Party hosted its annual gala in person Thursday to boost enthusiasm in a crucial primary election for regaining control of the governor's mansion.



Anne Arundel County reports COVID-19 case count increase


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 - The Anne Arundel County Department of Health on Friday announced it has moved into the "High Community Level" for COVID-19 cases.



Baltimore City reaches 'high' COVID-19 transmission level


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 - The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported that Baltimore City's COVID-19  transmission levels have increased from medium to high, as case rates,



Carolyn T. Bramante, MD, On the Impact of COVID Vaccination on Viral Load


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: Breakthrough COVID-19 infections can occur after vaccination, but whether vaccination decreases viral load in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remains unclear due to conflicting data.



Parts of Baltimore-area have high COVID-19 community transmission


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: Four of Maryland's biggest jurisdictions are now areas of high community transmission for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most elected leaders and health officials in those jurisdictions said they will not ...



Previous COVID-19 or MIS-C does not protect kids from omicron, study finds


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: Research drawing on the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, and the hospital's own Taking On COVID-19 Together Group provides evidence that children who previously had COVID-19 (or the inflammatory condition MIS-C) are not protected against the newer omicron variant.



Savvy Senior: How to get underutilized COVID funeral assistance funds, by Jim Miller


Date Published: Saturday 28 May 2022
Article Description: I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic. What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds,



Case study suggests connection of COVID-19 with croup among infants


Date Published: Friday 27 May 2022
Article Description: Turkey: A research brief and a case report published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal have indicated a connection between croup and COVID-19 in infants.Fever and cough are the most



Pediatric patients with prior COVID-19 or MIS-C are not protected against Omicron


Date Published: Saturday 28 May 2022
Article Description: Research drawing on the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, and the hospital's own Taking On COVID-19 Together Group provides evidence that children who previously had COVID-19 (or the inflammatory condition MIS-C) are not protected against the newer Omicron variant.