Tag Archives: COVID-19

Worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic Death Toll Tops 6 Million

With the pandemic now going into its third year, the worldwide COVID-19 death toll has topped six million.

The latest figure comes from the team behind the Center for Systems Science and Engineering atJohns Hopkins University, with a subsequent report from the Associated Press highlighting that remote Pacific islands are now seeing “outbreaks and deaths” after previously being protected from such spikes.

CDC Urges Americans to Avoid Cruise Ships Amid Surges in Omicron

The cruise industry may have suffered another major blow.

A day after COVID cases reached a record high, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory warning Americans about the potential dangers of cruise travel. The agency cited the recent spike in COVID-19 cases that have been reported on ships around the world. According to the CDC, cruise ships operating in U.S. waters tallied more than 5,000 COVID cases between Dec. 14 and Dec. 29—a drastic increase from the previous two weeks, in which just 162 cases were confirmed. 

You Can Thank Horticulturist Booker T. Whatley for Your CSA

Last spring, farms across the country saw a surge in demand for their CSA programs, with signups and waitlists that flourished at rates not seen before. As families sheltered in place at home and farmers’ markets either closed or ran under tight restrictions, more people turned directly to local farms to guarantee food for the months ahead. Some farmers even introduced home delivery options to bring the boxes directly to consumers’ doors.