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Nearly half of Americans gained weight in Pandemic’s first year

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Did you watch your waistline expand during lockdown? You’re not alone. Nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse, a new study shows. “Obesity was an epidemic before…

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CDC urges Americans to use N95 masks

Registered nurse Scott McGieson wears an N95 mask as he walks out of a patient’s room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state amid staff shortages due to an…

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Americans Fall into deeper debt as their incomes drop and the cost of living rises

More Americans are falling deeper into debt as median incomes have dropped amid the rising costs of housing, food, gas, transportation and medical care.According to the 2021 American Household Credit Card Debt Study, NerdWallet found that U.S. households are $15.24 trillion in debt. That is up 6.2 percent from 2020 to 2021.Of the collective debt…

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Americans Donations to Religious Organizations Still at All-Time Low: Gallup

Donations to charities rebounded in 2021 among U.S. adults, although donations to religious organizations remained at an all-time low, according to a new Gallup survey.Eighty-one percent of American adults say they donated money to a charitable cause in 2021 – a major rebound from a poll in 2020 that found a record-low 73 percent answering…

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A record 4.5 Mi)ion Americans quit their Jobs in November,

A record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This pushed the layoff rate to 3%, equivalent to the peak in September. Workers were more likely to quit their jobs in the hospitality sector, which had by far the highest exit rate at 6.1% in November,…

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Projection that 50 percent of Americans will get Omicron Covid within the next 100 days

The Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) is projecting that Omicron Covid cases in the USA will peak at around 2.8 million cases per day and that there are currently about 1.5 million cases per day in the USA. They are projecting it will be over 1.5 million cases per day for the next 60 days…

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Americans support political violence more after Jan. 6 attack

Polling conducted nearly a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol showed a record-high share of Americans believe violent action against the government is sometimes warranted. About 1 in 3 Americans believe this type of violence is justifiable at times, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll published Saturday. That’s the highest…

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Americans Turning to Trendy Diets to Shed Pandemic Pounds

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans in the prime of their lives are worried about the pounds they packed on during the pandemic and plan to do something about it in the new year, a new Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds. Nearly 2 of every 3 U.S. adults (63%)…

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Americans feel virus whiplash, with omicron variant upending life

Coronavirus “It’s breathtaking to watch the rate at which everything is increasing right now.” Masks are required in indoor public places in Chelsea. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff By Tyler Pager and Dan Diamond, Washington Post December 17, 2021 With the omicron variant sending coronavirus cases spiking across the country, the pandemic is once again upending daily…

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Americans Like What’s In The Build Back Better Act. They’re Lukewarm On The Bill Itself.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. It looks like Democrats’ legislative agenda will have to wait until 2022. It no longer appears that the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion social-services bill that passed the House last month, will pass the Senate by Christmas, the deadline that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had…