Stealth Omicron Now Dominant COVID Variant in U.S.

March 29, 2022 The so-called stealth Omicron variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also known as BA.2, the strain comprised nearly 55 percent of domestic coronavirus cases for the week ending March 26. The variant, which has been… Continue reading Stealth Omicron Now Dominant COVID Variant in U.S.

Covid: Rise in UK infections driven by BA.2 Omicron variant

One in 20 people infected, with record high rates in elderly people due a spring Covid booster vaccine. Source link

'This is no time for politics. This is a public health issue': Dr. Anthony Fauci | ABC News

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Health-care systems could be overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in January, expert says

Epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos talks about the rapid spread of Omicron and how a surge in COVID-19 cases could burden health-care systems in the new year. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook:… Continue reading Health-care systems could be overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in January, expert says

More Destructive Variant of HIV Spotted in the Netherlands

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If the pandemic taught the world nothing else, it’s that viruses can mutate, potentially giving rise to new and more harmful variants. Now, new research reveals that’s exactly what has happened with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Called VB (for virulent subtype… Continue reading More Destructive Variant of HIV Spotted in the Netherlands

Omicron is ‘an astronomically contagious disease,’ medical expert says

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Alok Patel of Stanford Children’s Health on the rapid spread of omicron as it becomes the most dominant variant in the U.S. source

COVID-19: BC to allow gyms to reopen Jan. 20, but extends other restrictions | FULL

The B.C. government announced Tuesday a gradual reopening for gyms and fitness centres on Jan. 20. The reopening will be based on strict COVID-19 safety plans, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a media briefing. These plans include occupancy limits based on seven square metres per person, up to a maximum of 25… Continue reading COVID-19: BC to allow gyms to reopen Jan. 20, but extends other restrictions | FULL

BC's top doctor signals shift in COVID-19 strategy, says contact tracing no longer useful | FULL

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry indicated a significant shift in B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, saying everyone should assume they’ve been a close contact and that contact-tracing is no longer effective. Because of the Omicron variant, Henry said the province is treating COVID more like the common cold. “We cannot limit… Continue reading BC's top doctor signals shift in COVID-19 strategy, says contact tracing no longer useful | FULL

COVID-19: BC to ban indoor organized events, shut nightclubs, reduce home gatherings in size | FULL

The British Columbia government has brought in a suite of new restrictions just before Christmas in an attempt to protect hospitals from a surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases. No indoor organized gatherings of any size will be allowed including weddings, receptions, holiday parties and other events. All the restrictions will come into place on Dec.… Continue reading COVID-19: BC to ban indoor organized events, shut nightclubs, reduce home gatherings in size | FULL

COVID-19: BC announces enhanced public health measures including capacity limits | FULL

British Columbia health officials have put new restrictions in place, including social gathering limits, to help reduce the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the province, announced provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Friday. Starting on Monday, indoor gatherings are restricted to one household plus 10 other individuals or one additional household if… Continue reading COVID-19: BC announces enhanced public health measures including capacity limits | FULL