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COVID Will Surge in These 8 States, Experts Predict

The coronavirus surge is here, and it's dangerous. Even if the Omicron variant proves "less severe," it is so transmissible that more and more people will get it, causing hospitals to overflow. This is already happening in many states. "I really worry about what's in store for us in those weeks ahead," says virus expert Michael Osterholm. Some states have reported more coronavirus cases in the past week than in any other seven-day period, data show. Read on to see which ones—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Massachusetts Massachusetts is consistently setting records for most cases in a single day in the state. "Boston hospitals are on an 'unsustainable' path as COVID-19 cases, driven by the extremely contagious omicron variant, skyrocket across the region, warns a local emergency medicine doctor," reports the Boston Herald . "I think all pub

Costco May Rise Membership Fees By This Much, Experts Predict

The biggest appeal of Costco isn't the food court— although it is a pretty amazing perk —but the fact that the warehouse chain sells so many bulk items for cheap. One of the only ways to get these deals is to pay for a membership, but experts say the annual price for one could go up  again  soon . Experts from Wells Fargo said earlier this year that we could see an increase of $5 for the Gold Star Everyday Costco membership and $10 for the Gold Star Executive Costco membership since they occur around every 5.5 years and the last one was in 2017. Now even more experts predict that thanks to the stock market, there is an even higher chance members will have to pay more. Related: Best Supplements To Buy at Costco, Say Experts "Costco shares have outperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading to a membership fee increase announcement in each of the three price increases since 2006 (2006, 2011, and 2017)," Stifel analysts say, according to Market Watch . For the las

Walmart May Be Planning A Huge Sale on These Items, Experts Predict

Walmart has been competing with online retail giant Amazon by offering customers fast shipping on thousands of items via Walmart+—a membership program for both online and in-person shoppers—over the past year. With Amazon Prime Day slated for later this month, get out your wallet, because it has some people wondering if Walmart might be launching a huge sale of its own. Amazon Prime Day is reportedly taking place June 21 and 22, and "it seems highly likely that Walmart will run its own sale around the same time," according to Digital Trends . The site predicts that Amazon will have deals on its own products, like the Amazon Echo and Kindle, while Walmart will have more home essentials and furniture offered at steep discounts. Don't be surprised if Instant Pots and air fryers are on sale, Digital Trends says, since "the retailer loves to keep you up to date with the latest kitchen appliances." Related: This Is the Best Supermarket in America, New Survey Says