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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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Walgreens Launches Its Own Covid Variant Surveillance

Jan 20, 2022 , Forbes
Walgreens has launched its own Covid-19 surveillance system to help identify the spread of virus variants across the...
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Walgreens intros COVID-19 Index tracking activity by state

Jan 20, 2022 , Drug Store News - Retail
Data captured in the Walgreens COVID-19 Index tracks existing and emerging...
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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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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 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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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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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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Omicron will challenge Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy, ex-U.S. diplomat says

Jan 14, 2022 , CNBC Health
The highly transmissible omicron variant will be a "very difficult challenge" as Hong Kong sticks to its zero-Covid policy, said Kurt Tong of The Asia...
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White House ‘Strongly Considering’ Giving Out N95 Masks — But CDC Still Not Changing Guidelines To Recommend Them

Jan 13, 2022 , Forbes
The highly transmissible omicron variant has prompted calls for people to wear better quality masks like N95s and K95s to protect...
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Time to Expand Vaccination to Infants and Toddlers and Boosters for Children

Jan 13, 2022 , Forbes
Innate immune protection against the COVID-19 virus largely spared young children from contracting previous variants. Omicron, however, has unique adaptations that penetrate natural immunity, leading to record rates of infection and hospitalization among children as young as infants....
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Three Ways The U.S. Government Can Fight The Omicron Wave

Jan 13, 2022 , Forbes
Dr. Anand Parekh, chief medical advisor for the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses how the U.S. can bolster its response to the spread of the omicron...
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CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Jan 13, 2022 , WebMD
Meanwhile, WHO officials stressed that global vaccine distribution is first priority in defeating the highly-contagious Omicron variant, as well as other variants that may...
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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough? The 2022 Edition

Jan 13, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
With the omicron variant surging throughout the U.S., many experts warn that a single-layer cloth mask is not enough protection. Instead, they recommend an upgrade: layering wardrobe masks with surgical masks or wearing an N95 or KN95 respirator....
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White House Promises Millions Of Free Covid Tests To Schools — As Students, Teachers Protest

Jan 13, 2022 , Forbes
Students and teachers across the country are walking out or protesting their school’s inadequate Covid-19 response as the omicron variant...
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Booster Shot Generates Antibodies Against Omicron And Delta Variants, Says Indian Vaccine Maker

Jan 13, 2022 , Forbes
Bharat Biotech has already distributed around 180 doses of its Covaxin in India and has exported or donated 3 million doses across the world....
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