The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was predominantly spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we do not have as clear of a picture regarding where people are most likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved … Read more

NYC Raises COVID Alert Level to Medium

NYC Raises COVID Alert Level to Medium

May 2, 2022 With the Omicron subvariant pushing up COVID-19 case numbers, New York City on Monday raised its COVID alert level from low to medium, meaning some public health rules could be reimposed. The risk level was raised because the city is now averaging more than 200 daily new cases per 100,000 people, city … Read more

Moderna expects ‘large amounts’ of omicron booster available by fall

Moderna expects ‘large amounts’ of omicron booster available by fall

Moderna’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Burton said on Sunday that his company was preparing to provide large amounts of its vaccine booster against omicron and other COVID-19 variants this fall. “We’re confident by the fall of this year we should have large amounts of that new booster vaccine that will protect against Omicron and other … Read more

Birx says US must prepare for summer COVID surge as immunity wanes

Birx says US must prepare for summer COVID surge as immunity wanes

Deborah Birx, a leading member of the Trump administration’s White House coronavirus task force, said on Sunday the US should be prepared for another potential COVID-19 surge after a recent uptick in infections in South Africa. “They’re on an upslope again,” Birx said of South Africa’s infections on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Each of these … Read more

Modern: Dual variant booster with beta more effective against omicron than current formula

Modern: Dual variant booster with beta more effective against omicron than current formula

Moderna on Tuesday said new clinical data had found that its bivalent COVID-19 booster shot was more effective against all variants of concern when compared to its currently available coronavirus vaccine. Moderna’s CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement that its bivalent vaccine shot had induced a greater antibody response than the vaccine that is … Read more

What is COVID’s Incubation Period and How Long Could You Be Contagious? – NBC Chicago

What is COVID’s Incubation Period and How Long Could You Be Contagious?  – NBC Chicago

While the US experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant earlier this year, cases are slowly climbing again, mainly due to the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant, leading health officials to issue warnings. Illinois’ health department last week said residents “should be paying close attention to conditions in their local communities” and … Read more

COVID cases continue to rise in New York City, risk level expected to rise to “medium” this week

COVID cases continue to rise in New York City, risk level expected to rise to “medium” this week

NEW YORK – COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Big Apple. And with Passover, Easter and Ramadan overlapping over the weekend, more at-home testing kits were handed out. Around 600 free at-home COVID tests were gifted, thanks to a partnership with the city’s Health Department. Longwood International Church of God in the Williamsbridge … Read more

No Plans For New COVID-19 Restrictions Amid ‘Slow But Noticeable Increase’ In California Case Rates – CBS San Francisco

No Plans For New COVID-19 Restrictions Amid ‘Slow But Noticeable Increase’ In California Case Rates – CBS San Francisco

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – California has no plans to impose new statewide pandemic restrictions despite a rise in coronavirus cases primarily due to the new highly transmissible omicron variant BA.2, the state’s top health official says. The most populous state has seen “some slow but noticeable increase in our case rates” in the last … Read more

CDC extends mask mandate on transportation as COVID-19 cases rise

CDC extends mask mandate on transportation as COVID-19 cases rise

CDC extends mask mandate on transportation as COVID-19 cases rise – CBS News Watch CBS News The CDC is extending the federal transportation mask mandate through May 3 due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy spoke with CBS News anchors Tanya Rivero and Nancy Chen about the decision and … Read more