November was likely to experience strong job growth, but the Omicron threat is looming

November was likely to experience strong job growth, but the Omicron threat is looming

Lower Covid-19 case numbers likely helped propel the U.S. economy and drove strong job growth in November, economists say, but the new Omicron variant could jeopardize this progress. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate that employers added 573,000 jobs in November, roughly on a par with October. Unemployment is expected to tick down … Read more

56 hospitals in New York face capacity problems

56 hospitals in New York face capacity problems

56 hospitals in New York are facing limited manned bed capacity and may be asked to postpone elective surgeries and other procedures, state Department of Health officials said Thursday. The list of hospitals has grown from the original 37 facilities in the six days since Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the executive order, which is due … Read more

Death of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital due to water pollution

A terminally ill patient who died at a hospital in Perth had contracted legionnaires’ disease after fatal bacteria were found in the plant’s water supply. Officials have confirmed that an autopsy of the patient at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital gave a positive result for Legionella pneumophila. The North Metropolitan Health Service said the person had … Read more

Senate adopts funding proposal avoiding closure Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a bill to stop spending, avoiding a short-term shutdown and funding the federal government through Feb. 18, after leaders deflected a biased battle over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier Thursday, congressional leaders announced that they had … Read more

The WHO says that measures against delta also work for the omicron variant

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Western Pacific World Health Organization officials say border closures adopted by some countries may take time to deal with the omicron-coronavirus variant, but the measures put in place and experience gained in dealing with the delta variant, should remain the basis for combating the pandemic. While a few regional countries are … Read more

The number of unemployed in the United States is rising by 28,000, but still low at 222,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week, although the US labor market has returned from last year’s corona recession By PAUL WISEMAN AP Financial Writer December 2, 2021 at 18.30 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits … Read more

Preview of ‘a post-Roe world’ in Texas over access to abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas offers a real-time glimpse of what would be a striking new national landscape if the Supreme Court drastically curtails abortion rights: GOP-led states allow virtually no access to abortion, and women travel hundreds of miles to end their pregnancies. No longer a distant perspective, both sides of the eternally controversial … Read more

Preview of ‘a post-Roe world’ in Texas over access to abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas offers a real-time glimpse of what would be a striking new national landscape if the Supreme Court drastically curtails abortion rights: GOP-led states allow virtually no access to abortion, and women travel hundreds of miles to end their pregnancies. No longer a distant perspective, both sides of the eternally controversial … Read more

The Senate passes a funding law that avoids closure

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a bill to stop spending, avoiding a short-term shutdown and funding the federal government through Feb. 18, after leaders deflected a biased battle over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier Thursday, congressional leaders announced that they had … Read more

The Senate passes a funding law that avoids closure

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a bill to stop spending, avoiding a short-term shutdown and funding the federal government through Feb. 18, after leaders deflected a biased battle over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier Thursday, congressional leaders announced that they had … Read more