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The great Maryland COVID-19 metrics blackout

The great Maryland COVID-19 metrics blackout - Bent Corner

With the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 raging across the county, here in Maryland we are oblivious of what is going on in our state. That’s because the Maryland Health Department hasn’t updated its COVID-19 Data Dashboard since December 3. The reason? According to the Maryland Department of Health, they …

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The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus sounds like a jerk

The omicron variant of the covid-19 virus sounds like a real jerk - Bent Corner

There’s a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It’s called the Omicron variant. It was first detected in South Africa and scientists are concerned that it’s more transmissible than prior variants. The reason? There are more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, the part of the virus that binds to human cells. Omicron has …

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s staff test positive for COVID-19

At least three fully vaccinated members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s staff have tested positive for COVID-19. From the Baltimore Sun: Three members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s team have tested positive for the coronavirus and an alert went out to thousands of people who attended a political conference last week. “While we cannot disclose …

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Washington County Public Schools to require masks

Washington County Public Schools to require masks - Bent Corner

When school begins on August 30 in Washington County, Maryland, everyone will be required to wear a mask. This is a reversal by the Washington County Public Schools. On August 6, they announced at a school board meeting that mask-wearing would be “optional.” That option has been revoked because COVID-19 numbers in Washington County are …

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