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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WHO warns of Covid ‘tsunami’ as Omicron fuels record surges

WHO warns of Covid ‘tsunami’ as Omicron fuels record surges

This post was originally published on this site A Covid “tsunami” threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems, the WHO said Wednesday, as record surges fuelled by the Omicron variant dampened New Year celebrations around the world once again. Governments are walking a tightrope between anti-virus restrictions and the need to keep...

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Biden administration signals pandemic strategy shift in the face of Omicron

Biden administration signals pandemic strategy shift in the face of Omicron

This post was originally published on this siteAmerica is plunging into a fast-worsening and frightening winter bout with Covid-19 that will leave few citizens and communities untouched. But as the highly transmissible Omicron variant roars across the country, the Biden administration is revealing the most tangible signs of a shifting...

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The best and worst-case predictions for the omicron variant this winter

The best and worst-case predictions for the omicron variant this winter

This post was originally published on this site  New modeling on the omicron variant unveiled two new scenarios that could play out | Photo illustration by Alex Cochran, Deseret News New modeling on the omicron variant unveiled two new scenarios that could play out Researchers from the COVID-19 Modeling Consortium...

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DC, Maryland, Virginia report record number of COVID-19 cases Christmas weekend

DC, Maryland, Virginia report record number of COVID-19 cases Christmas weekend

This post was originally published on this siteD.C., Maryland and Virgina all reported record-breaking numbers of coronavirus cases over Christmas weekend.On Monday, each state reported the highest seven-day new case averages of any point throughout the pandemic so far, according to The…

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China expands lockdowns as virus surges in US, Europe

China expands lockdowns as virus surges in US, Europe

This post was originally published on this site China put hundreds of thousands more people under lockdown Tuesday to try and stamp out a worsening coronavirus outbreak, as infections hit new highs in multiple US states and Europe. Covid surges have wreaked havoc around the world, with many nations in...

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More than 1,400 more flights delayed, canceled Monday as omicron spreads: Latest COVID-19 updates

More than 1,400 more flights delayed, canceled Monday as omicron spreads: Latest COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 700 flights were canceled or delayed Monday. Airlines say the omicron variant has caused staffing shortages. Latest updates.     

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‘An incredibly important tool’: Omicron could mean more COVID-19 testing for day care centers

‘An incredibly important tool’: Omicron could mean more COVID-19 testing for day care centers

This post was originally published on this siteRegular coronavirus testing is a helpful strategy for keeping child care centers open and safe. Why don’t more providers do it?     

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