Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California Twelve Bay Area health officers on Friday recommended that people wear indoor masks amidst a newswell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates fueled by omicron subvariants, according to a joint news release. … Read more

Less than a third of Americans are still worried about COVID-19, Gallup poll finds

Americans are starting to care less-and-less about the COVID-19 pandemic, even as cases begin to rise once again in some parts of the country and officials in the White House warn that the country could be in for a rough fall and winter months. A Gallup poll published Wednesday found that only 31 percent of … Read more

Covid US: NYC health commissioner considers mask and vaccination mandates as alert level raised

New York City’s top health official says mask mandates and vaccine checks could make a comeback the city battles a slight uptick in cases and hospitalizations from the omicron BA.2 subvariant. But one small business association says the return of pandemic restrictions would be a step ‘backwards’ that bars and restaurants ‘cannot afford’ as inflation … Read more

New omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 confirmed in Minnesota

A coronavirus subvariant experts believe is more contagious than the currently-dominant BA.2 strain has been detected in Minnesota. The latest weekly data from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention shows BA.2.12.1 – the latest omicron variant taking hold across the country — accounted for nearly 37% of new cases nationwide last week. So far, … Read more

Hospitalizations Nearly Triple in Month – NBC New York

New York COVID-19 since late admissions topped 2.00 for the first time February on Tuesday, rising nearly three-fold just a month as highly contagious subvariants of micron trigger pleas for renewed caution from officials locally and nationally. The upward trend continued Wednesday. As of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s latest update, 2,119 New Yorkers were hospitalized with … Read more

Omicron Subvariant Fuels Most New Infections, CDC Says – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be even more contagious than the first descendant of the potently infectious omicron strain now for accounts up to 70% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. The prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which … Read more

Omicron symptoms last HALF as long as the common cold for those who are triple jabbed

Omicron symptoms last HALF as long as the common cold for those who are triple jabbed: ‘Boosters are worth it’ A new study has revealed omicron symptoms are shortened for the triple jabbed UK scientists studied 62,000 vaccinated people during the Omicron outbreak Those with a booster had symptoms for 4.4 days – compared to … Read more