Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Discloses COVID-19 Positive Test

The politico is young, strong and so we anticipate, hope & pray she'll have a quick and painless recovery.

Here's a peek at the note for those who haven't seen it yet . . .

The social media message was met with nearly universal sympathy and serves to remind us that that the pandemic is, in fact, still a thing.

Further reading via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

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COVID reinfections set to spike in U.S. as new variants evade immunity

If you're anything like the majority of Americans - an estimated 60-plus-percent of them, according to government data - you've already had COVID-19. And if you're like most of those Americans, you had it fairly recently - during the enormous Omicron wave that engulfed the U.S. over the winter holidays.

You Are Going to Get COVID Again ... And Again ... And Again

Two and a half years and billions of estimated infections into this pandemic, SARS-CoV-2's visit has clearly turned into a permanent stay. Experts knew from early on that, for almost everyone, infection with this coronavirus would be inevitable. As James Hamblin memorably put it back in February 2020, " You're Likely to Get the Coronavirus."

Oil prices pull back on China COVID worries, recession fears

Oil futures fell Monday, eyeing a their third session loss in a row, as Beijing moved to contain a renewed rise in COVID-19 cases and global equities tumbled as shockwaves from last week's hotter-than-expected U.S. consumer-price index reading continued to ripple through financial markets.

Far from being 'post pandemic,' UK Covid cases are on the rise again

U.K. Covid-19 cases have risen for the first time in two months, according to new data, which warns of a possible further spike ahead. A total of 989,800 people tested positive for the virus in the week from May 27 to June 2 - up from 953,900 a week earlier - estimates from the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed Friday.

Woman arrested for crack had six identities with COVID unemployment benefits

A woman arrested for possession of crack cocaine pleaded guilty to COVID-19 relief fraud after police found multiple stolen identification cards in her car. Danielle Tooley, 37, of Batavia, New York, was questioned by police officers during a traffic stop.

Opinion | Republicans are blocking Covid funding for one simple reason

Congressional Republicans have effectively obstructed President Joe Biden's $22.5 billion request for more Covid relief funds by demanding a full accounting of how previous Covid appropriations have been spent. In doing so, they're implying the appropriations haven't been spent appropriately. Being hawks about the budget during a pandemic has consequences.

The role party affiliation played in getting US to grim new milestone of 1 million COVID deaths

COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of 1 million Americans - a grim milestone made worse by the fact that probably a third of those fatalities could have been avoided. Estimates suggest that more than 318,000 deaths from the disease occurred among individuals who had access to vaccines, but chose not to receive any.

US has wasted more than 82 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: report

More than 82 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have reportedly gone to waste since the beginning of the pandemic, according to media reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared the data with NBC News, meaning that just over 11% of doses the federal government distributed between December 202 through mid-May were discarded.

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