Communications Workers of America Local 1168 and 1199 SEIU United HealthCare Workers East, which represent more than 6,300 workers within the Kaleida system, announced late Thursday evening that 96% of participating workers voted in favor of authorizing a strike.
As children head back to school, Ontario has lifted the mandatory 5-day isolation rule for people with COVID-19. However, at least one infectious disease expert is predicting a massive eighth wave of the virus.
For many in the LGBTQ community, the emergence of monkeypox is drawing parallels to another major public health crisis that was first dismissed as a “gay disease,” until heterosexuals began contracting it. Health experts say while the risk remains very low for most people, it’s unwise to dismiss monkeypox as an illness passed exclusively by homosexual contact, or exclusively by any sexual contact.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said masks will not be required in schools this year, but New York is stockpiling rapid tests and personal protective equipment in anticipation of yet another potential surge of COVID-19 as the fall gets under way.