See for yourself how and where vaccinations are ramping up, plus how COVID-19 deaths are trending in your state and across the nation. Note: With the decline in public testing sites and rise in unreported home tests, infection rates are widely believed to be undercounted.
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See for yourself how and where vaccinations are ramping up, plus how COVID-19 infections and deaths still persist in most states.
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The Food and Drug Administration warns that rapid antigen tests appear less sensitive to omicron and therefore worse at detecting it. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Omicron infections seem to be less severe; does this mean the pandemic is nearly over? With vaccinations and a less virulent variant, many believe so. Source by: Stringr
The latest variant, omicron, has produced a worrisome rise in hospitalizations amongst children. Source by: Stringr
Cloths masks are not effective against the highly contagious omicron variant. According to health officials, here are the face masks that offer the most protection against the omicron variant. Source by: Stringr
This is how health care workers test for the flu and COVID-19. When you get both, at the same time, its called a co-infection. But this time, media has latched on to a nickname: "flurona."
There is considerable concern that those not eligible for the vaccine, kids younger than 12, are at major risk of contraction. Veuer’s Chloe Hurst has the story!
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The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's OK to enroll unvaccinated children in swim lessons as long as some extra precautions are taken.
Measures such as wearing a mask are important for immunocompromised travelers who may not have had a normal response to a COVID-19 vaccine.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, some are hesitant to do things they had looked forward to doing post-vaccine. It's called COVID transition anxiety.
Congress has appropriated more than $46 billion in emergency assistance to help cover back rent and utilities owed by struggling renters. But …
Regardless of whether you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you should come in for your scheduled mammogram.
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