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Yesterday was Maryland’s worst day in COVID-19 history

Yesterday was Maryland's worst day in COVID-19 history - Bent Corner

The Maryland Department of Health published the latest COVID-19 numbers this morning, and it was not good. Yesterday was by far the worst day for Maryland in COVID-19 history. By every metric possible. yesterday’s numbers are the worst they’ve ever been. 14,316 new cases 20.63% positivity rate 76 people admitted to a hospital, bringing the …

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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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Stop broadcasting outdated COVID-19 information

Stop broadcasting outdated COVID-19 information - Bent Corner

I’ve noticed quite a bit of outdated and misleading COVID-19 information posted on Twitter. For example, take the following tweet: I don’t know who Summer Brennan is. I don’t follow her. She has a blue check next to her name, so she must be important. Her tweet just showed up in my timeline. She claimed in …

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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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Wizard World sells conventions to Fan Expo

Wizard World sells conventions to Fan Expo – Bent Corner

If one of your post-pandemic goals was to go to a Wizard World event, you’re out of luck. Fan Expo agreed to purchase the six remaining Wizard World events. From Newsarama, the pinnacle of comic book news journalism: “Fan Expo HQ is devoted to creating unmissable, exceptional fan experiences. We’re beyond thrilled to be able …

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The New York Yankees have a COVID-19 problem

Last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees had to be postponed. According to ESPN, six Yankees players tested positive for COVID-19. One of the infected players is Aaron Judge. Supposedly. When a player tests positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball will not announce who it is. I think that’s …

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