U.S. CDC says people should 'avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status'
The Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is prepared for its next voyage as it is docked on December 24, 2021, in Bayonne, New Jersey. The CDC increased its travel warning for cruise ships to the highest level. The agency is currently investigating or observing dozens of cruise ships that have had Covid outbreaks. The CDC advised people who do decide to travel on a cruise ship get vaccinated before their trip and receive a booster dose if eligible. The stocks of Royal Caribbean Cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival were down on the news.cnbc.com
CDC estimates 13% of all cases in NY and NJ could be omicron infections, Director Walensky says
The new, highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant now accounts for an estimated 13% of all cases in New York and New Jersey, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The variant, which was first detected in southern Africa about a month ago, has spread to 36 states and 75 countries, accounting for roughly 3% of all cases across the U.S., CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a White House Covid-19 briefing Wednesday. "We expect the proportion of omicron cases here in the United States to continue to grow in the coming weeks," she said.cnbc.com
Chris Christie says it's 'undeniable' Trump gave him COVID, and calls Mark Meadows' decision to withhold positive test results 'inexcusable'
"Saliva was flying back and forth between us during debate prep," Christie told PBS' Margaret Hoover about how he thinks Trump gave him the virus.news.yahoo.com
An off-duty New Jersey officer and his mother were charged after he fatally struck a pedestrian with his car and took the body back to his house, officials say
Louis Santiago struck a pedestrian, left the scene, returned for the body, and took it home where he discussed it with his mother, officials said.news.yahoo.com
Spears case spotlights state efforts to rein in conservators
Britney Spears’ fight to end the conservatorship that controlled vast aspects of her life is putting the spotlight on ongoing efforts in the states to reform laws that advocates say too often harm the very people they were meant to protect.