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400 Million Free N95 Masks: Biden Will Announce Rollout As Battle Against Omicron Steps Up

Jan 20, 2022 , Forbes
N95 masks offer stronger protection against the omicron coronavirus variant and health officials warn single-layer cloth masks may not provide enough protection against the highly transmissible variant....
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U.S. Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Forecasts Say

Jan 20, 2022 , WebMD
COVID-19 deaths from the Omicron variant are climbing and will likely increase quickly in the upcoming weeks, according to new...
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New Data Suggests That 50% Of Omicron Infections In Healthy Young Men Remain Transmissible After Five Days

Jan 20, 2022 , Forbes
The study gathered PCR tests from basketball players in the National Basketball Association, aiming to elucidate the viral dynamics of Omicron, namely when viral load peaks and how long the general infection lasts....
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England looks to ease Covid rules while Europe is engulfed by omicron

Jan 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that Covid rules in England will be eased when he makes a statement later...
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Pfizer Says Its Covid Antiviral Pill Is Effective Against Omicron Variant

Jan 19, 2022 , Forbes
Last month, Pfizer reported its coronavirus antiviral drug is 89% effective at stopping hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk Covid-19...
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New York Mayor Adams says city is winning the war against omicron as cases decline

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
New York City's seven-day average of daily new cases has dropped below...
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Endemic Disease Does Not Necessarily Mean Mild Disease

Jan 19, 2022 , Forbes
Many are hoping that the Omicron variant signals a transition into the endemic phase of Covid-19 pandemic. But this hope is based on the flawed logic that endemic equals mild, resulting in less severe disease and fewer...
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Scientists warn it's too soon to relax despite omicron Covid variant proving to be less severe

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
Infectious disease experts have warned against complacency with Covid-19, despite health officials claiming infection is practically inevitable for most...
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WHO says omicron won't be last Covid variant as global cases surge by 20% in a week

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
New infections have increased by 20% globally over the past week with nearly 19 million total cases reported, according to the...
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Omicron surge shows signs of easing in states hit early by the fast-spreading variant

Jan 18, 2022 , CNBC Health
To be sure, cases are rising in the majority of states with 23 reporting record-high infection levels as of...
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Omicron Surge Pushing US Healthcare System

Jan 16, 2022 , eMedicine Health
Omicron Surge Pushing US Healthcare System to the...
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Omicron Surge Pushing US Healthcare System to the Limit

Jan 16, 2022 , RxList
The U.S. health care industry was already stretched thin by two years of the COVID-19 pandemic when the Omicron variant struck. As hospitals fill with patients again, experts and workers say damage to the industry may be...
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Study Of NBA Omicron Cases Finds Many Still Infectious After CDC-Recommended Self-Isolation Period Ends

Jan 16, 2022 , Forbes
A Harvard University study of a small number of omicron cases from the NBA’s Covid-19 testing program finds slightly more than half were still infectious five days after their first positive...
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As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Jan 15, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
Just 18% of 5- to 11-year-olds are fully vaccinated, with rates varying significantly across the country, a KHN analysis of federal data shows. Pediatricians say the slow pace and geographic disparities are alarming, especially against the backdrop of record numbers of cases and pediatric...
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United brings back airport vaccines for employee boosters as omicron spreads

Jan 15, 2022 , CNBC Health
United has started offering staff vaccines in airports again as the omicron wave sweeps through...
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Trash Stays On Curbs Across The U.S. As Covid Infects Sanitation Workers

Jan 15, 2022 , Forbes
From Seattle to Atlanta, the omicron variant has forced waste disposal organizations to take drastic steps — and left residents with mounting sidewalk garbage...
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As Omicron Rages, Are Case Counts Important Anymore?

Jan 14, 2022 , MedicineNet
Title: As Omicron Rages, Are Case Counts Important Anymore?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2022 12:00:00...
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Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea

Jan 14, 2022 , RxList
As COVID cases in the United States have skyrocketed to what seems like new records every other day — mostly due to Omicron — speculation is rising among some experts and scientific novices alike that infection for many seems...
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AstraZeneca Booster Shot Generates Strong Immune Response Against Variants Including Omicron

Jan 14, 2022 , Forbes
AstraZeneca says early trial findings support the shot’s use as a booster no matter the shot used for primary vaccination....
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Here’s Where The Omicron Surge May Have Peaked Or Seems About To

Jan 14, 2022 , Forbes
Boston, New York City and the U.K. are all showing signs that the worst of the omicron surge may be over soon....
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