U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 71,458 among Omicron surge – UPI.com

On Satuday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service reported 71,458 were hospitalized with COVID-19, which represents 9.57% of the 755,948 available beds at 5,984 hospitals. The total in-patient beds in use: 74.41%.

During the peak from the Delta strain during the number, more than 100,000 were hospitalized with the disease. Some regions in the United States had no beds available.

One week ago, 69,174 were hospitalized. And on Dec. 1 it was 57,876.

Source: U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 71,458 among Omicron surge – UPI.com

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A Black principal near Dallas has already been forced to resign in the anti-CRT panic, for writing a public letter after George Floyd’s death that declared, “Education is the key to stomping out ignorance, hate, and systemic racism.”

In another part of the state, a district-level executive director of curriculum has recommended teaching “other perspectives” on the Holocaust to meet the bill’s mandates. Teachers and administrators are not the only ones targeted by the bill and its supporters. “One minute they’re talking critical race theory,” says middle school librarian Carrie Damon. “Suddenly I’m hearing librarians are indoctrinating students. One library in Llano County, about 80 miles northwest of Austin, shut down for three days for a “thorough review” of every children’s book. At the statewide level, Texas Republican State Representative Matt Krause launched an anti-CRT witch-hunt, in advance of a run for State Attorney General, by emailing a list…

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Nguyễn Thái Bình, a Vietnamese poet from Phan Thiet, Vietnam. — Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Florida breaks another record for COVID-19 cases | TheHill

The state reported 31,758 cases to the Centers for Disease Control database on Thursday. The previous high was 27,669 in August when the delta variant swept the state.

The statewide positivity rate rose to 13.8 percent for the week, up from 5.3 percent the week prior.

Florida had its largest single-day spike in cases earlier this week, another illustration of how the new variant has hit the United States hard.

Source: Florida breaks another record for COVID-19 cases | TheHill