Omicron variant less severe than other pandemic waves, CDC says: COVID updates

Omicron variant less severe than other pandemic waves, CDC says: COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteThough omicron variant has shattered case and hospitalization records, factors have shown it’s still less severe than other waves. COVID updates.     

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CDC asked to release race and gender data on long covid

CDC asked to release race and gender data on long covid

This post was originally published on this siteReps. Ayanna Pressley and Don Beyer called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to release data on the prevalence of long covid in the United States, broken down by race and other demographic factors.

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Omicron starts receding in the United States: data

Omicron starts receding in the United States: data

This post was originally published on this site The United States appears to be emerging from its latest coronavirus wave driven by the Omicron variant, data showed Wednesday, though cases remain far higher than during any previous surge and Covid hospitalizations are at a peak. The fast to rise, fast...

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Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteHealth experts say inconsistent transparency and leaving errors unacknowledged all contribute to the CDC’s “messaging problem.” Latest updates.     

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CDC eyes recommending higher quality masks: report

CDC eyes recommending higher quality masks: report

This post was originally published on this siteThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking at recommending that Americans wear higher quality masks amid the omicron surge, a CDC official told The Washington Post.“The agency is currently actively looking to update its…

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CDC reports record number of child COVID-19 hospitalizations

CDC reports record number of child COVID-19 hospitalizations

This post was originally published on this siteCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky reported Friday that there have been a record number of pediatric hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and announced new isolation guidelines for students, staff and teachers to…

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CDC Panel Considers Pfizer Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

CDC Panel Considers Pfizer Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

This post was originally published on this siteAdolescents could gain access to the shots for the first time as the Omicron variant spreads through communities and threatens to disrupt schools trying to stay open.

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Update to CDC’s Covid-19 isolation guidance is imminent, source says

Update to CDC’s Covid-19 isolation guidance is imminent, source says

This post was originally published on this siteThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to update its guidance on the recommended isolation period imminently, according to a source familiar with the plan.

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Officials defend new isolation rules; study shows shorter, fewer  hospitalizations with omicron: Live COVID updates

Officials defend new isolation rules; study shows shorter, fewer hospitalizations with omicron: Live COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteThe CDC is recommending reducing the number of isolation days from 10 to five for those who test positive for COVID-19. Latest news.     

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