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Arizona town to host summer fests without face masks: ‘Err on the side of freedom’ – Fox News

Instead, it will ask people who are feeling ill to stay home.

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1 million people in the UK have quit smoking during the pandemic, survey shows – CNN

More than 1 million people in the UK are estimated to have quit smoking over the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic, with younger people kicking the habit at a higher rate than older smokers, a new analysis shows.

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London (CNN)More than 1 million people in the UK are estimated to have quit smoking over the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic, with younger people kicking the habit at a higher rate than older smokers, a new analysis shows.
A further 44,000 people in the country have also used the pandemic as an opportunity to try to quit, according to the analysis by the organization Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and University College London (UCL), which used a YouGov survey of more than…

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Iowa surpasses 36,000 positive coronavirus cases – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa Department of Public Health Data shows more Iowans are being hospitalized due to coronavirus. Some data on the IDPH website does not appear to have updated as of Wednesday morning.

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DES MOINES, Iowa —Iowa Department of Public Health Data shows more Iowans are being hospitalized due to coronavirus. Some data on the IDPH website does not appear to have updated as of Wednesday morning.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, IDPH reported 206 new positive cases and 4 additional deaths in the last 24 hours. There was no new data for Wednesday on the IDPH website.
There have been 36,036 positive cases and 759 deaths reported by IDPH since the pandemic began.
IDPH reported 384,765 Iowans hav…

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You Do Not Need to Worry About the Bubonic Plague Squirrel in Colorado – Slate

The true squirrel menace lies elsewhere.

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This Pennsylvania squirrel probably does not have the plague.Caleb Martin/Unsplash
On Monday, public health officials in Morrison, Colorado, announced that a squirrel had tested positive for the bubonic plague, aka the Black Death. In a world attuned to the danger of animal reservoirs for human disease (COVID-19 appears to have jumped species from bats; plague usually hitches a ride from rodent to person in the stomach of a flea), that story was going to raise fears. Sure enough, the plague squ…

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