New research says we haven’t seen the last of Delta Covid-19 variant.
Recent concerns for the reemergence of Covid infections range world-wide. Israeli researchers released a report containing the result of a study that suggests an upcoming wave of Covid-19 breakout could be the Delta variant as opposed to a more recently identified Covid-19 variant named Omicron.
Northeast US Accounts For Most Omicron BA.2 Cases
This source reports that a third of COVID-19 cases in the United States are now Omicron BA.2 variants. But, in general, case numbers have fallen. Omicron BA.2 is a sub-variant of the coronavirus. It appears to be more transmissible than the original omicron. This characteristic is a bit alarming. The new virus form is about 30% to 60% more contagious. But the symptoms seem similar to those of most COVID infections.
Tufts, other Boston-area schools see relaxation of COVID-19 protocols as omicron surge wanes
Mod B, housing for COVID-19-positive students, is pictured on Feb. 1.Ian Lau / The Tufts Daily. Boston-area schools are seeing some variations in their COVID-19 policies now that thousands of college students have returned for the spring semester. At Tufts and other colleges and universities in the area, academic and social precautions continue to shift as infection rates fall from their latest peak. Most recently, Tufts decreased surveillance frequency from every other day to two times per week for all students, beginning Feb. 7.
The Biden Administration is mailing you a free Covid test, with over 500 million tests set for dispensation to Americans
The Biden Administration will be mailing Americans 500 million free Covid-19 tests, a move that has been described by health experts as "little too late" given that the tests were in demand during the early stages of the Omicron wave.
Tools for preserving mental health as pandemic persists
Anxiety and depression have never been something I've struggled with, but I must admit the longevity of this pandemic has given me a better appreciation for those who do. I have absolutely experienced many negative emotions throughout the last two years. The "new normal" is not a term I've easily embraced, as my mental focus was to put my head down and just get through it until we reach the other side.
Friday in Denver: Explosive device found in Edgewater, State modeling predicts omicron immunity could bring calm months
(Jordan Whitfield/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Salutations, top of the morning, and a happy Friday to you and yours, Denver. Once again, welcome back to another Friday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.
Thursday in Denver: Broncos hire Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach, Omicron sweeps city public safety agencies & more
Aerial panorama of ballpark during rush hour during Covid-19 stay at home policy in Denver.(Josh Berendes/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Hello, top of the morning and happy Thursday, Denver.
Queen City Roundup 1/24: Snow record broken, CMS proposes apartments, Atrium requests support, new donut spot
(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Good morning, QCR readers! Hopefully, readers enjoyed a safe and warm weekend after 1.9 inches of snowfall broke a record that was nearly four decades old in the Queen City and prevented some drivers from tackling dangerous roads.
Tufts introduces new masking and testing guidelines amid omicron surge
Close-up of entrance ID scanner, label maker and testing tubes inside of Tufts University COVID-19 testing site are pictured on Nov. 8, 2020Lydia Richardson / The Tufts Daily. Tufts updated its masking and testing guidelines for the spring semester in an email sent to the Tufts community on Jan. 2. The update follows the recent announcement of an updated vaccination policy, requiring all eligible students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination by Feb. 15.
Queen City Roundup 1/21: Fire captain arrested, schools & sites brace for cold, omicron's possible plateau
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will follow his late father to the finish line when he's inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte tonight(James Gilbert/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Happy Friday, Charlotteans! In some good news, snow won't be hitting the Queen City like it did lastweekend, but Charlotte will still be cold. Today's high of 32 will slowly dip into the mid-20s during the evening with up to two inches of flakes possible overnight and a high of 40 for Saturday. This Roundup will tell you how local school districts and COVID-19 test sites are preparing for low temperatures.
Pregnancy Period Guide for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimester
Now that you're pregnant, it's vital to take good care of yourself. Eating the right foods is crucial for your baby's health, so you'll need to know what to eat while pregnant. From the 4th month of pregnancy until the last, you should be eating foods that are high in protein, calcium, iron, and folic acid. Your diet will need to include more calories, but be careful not to eat too much. Your doctor will let you know if you're gaining too much weight.
Due to Omicron Variant, Zachary's Pizza Closes Indoor Dining
Due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Zachary's Pizza has closed indoor dining at its locations in the Bay Area through January 18th, moving to takeout only.
NYC Daily Roundup 01/13: Military to help with COVID-19 surge at local hospitals, Knicks defeat Mavericks & more news
(Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Happy Thursday, fellow New Yorkers! This is another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to catch all things out of the Big Apple.
COVID-19 Antiviral Pills have arrived in New Jersey
There's been a new tool introduced to the state of New Jersey in the fight against the deadly corona virus. Over the past week, two new antiviral pills have been delivered to pharmacies in more than 30 states across the country and over 50 New Jersey Walgreens locations.
Pfizer hints at designing a Covid-19 vaccine targeted towards eradicating the Omicron variant
Pfizer has hinted at developing a coronavirus vaccine that will solely be designed to target the Omicron variant, the company has revealed. Pfizer Inc. headquarters is seen in New York City.Jeenah Moon / AFP.
Queen City Roundup 1/12: NC court upholds district map, councilman summoned for assault, snow on Sunday?
This picture shows Charlotte during the city's last major snowfall in December of 2018(Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Happy hump day, QCR readers! It is Wednesday, Jan. 12, and snow could be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday. Today's Roundup will tell you how much and set a timeline for this weekend's weather.
Alabama Broke Its Record for Daily COVID Cases
Omicron keeps shattering records in Alabama, and certainly not in a good way. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama says more variants are forming at this very moment especially as cases of COVID are high.
Here We Go Again with Virtual Learning - Will Our Kids Be Pepared for College and Beyond?
I just received an announcement last night that my daughter’s school district is returning to virtual learning following the holiday aftermath and winter surge of Covid. Our closure has been driven by waves of teachers calling in sick, but the short notice certainly provides families, especially single parent homes virtually no time to prepare.
As Major Fast Food Chains Adapt to Changing Covid-19 Protocols, Some Customers Remain Defiant. Experts Weigh In.
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