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Daily Archives: January 12, 2022

White House Urges Continued Mitigation Efforts Amid Omicron Surge

The White House COVID-19 response team on Wednesday reminded Americans of the continued need to slow the omicron variant’s spread despite its decreased severity and announced new efforts to help keep schools open.As the omicron variant sweeps across th…

‘Children Should Be Playing’: Pope Pleads For Fight Against Child Labor

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged governments to combat child labor, saying it was terrible that children who should be playing are instead working as adults or scavenging in garbage dumps for something to sell.Speaking at his weekly general audience Fra…

US Cancer Death Rate Drops by a Third Since 1991

WASHINGTON — The risk of dying from cancer in the United States has fallen by nearly a third in three decades, thanks to earlier diagnoses, better treatments and less smoking, an analysis said Wednesday.The cancer death rate for men and women fell 32% …

US Shoppers Find Some Groceries Scarce Due to Virus, Weather

Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken and milk.”Seems like I missed out on every…