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What do we know about “stealth omicron” so far?

AP – It’s an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant, but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease. Since it was first identified in November, BA.2 has been spreading around the globe, driving new surges in parts of Asia and Europe. It’s now the dominant coronavirus version in the U.S. and more than five dozen other countries. It was given the “stealth” nickname because it looks like the earlier delta variant on certain PCR tests, says...

Delta Air Lines Drops Surcharge For Unvaccinated Employees

Delta Air Lines has dropped a $200 per month surcharge that it had been levying against unvaccinated employees who were on the company’s health plan.

Gilbert Gottfried’s Heart Condition: Was It Caused By A Covid Vaccine?

HEADLINE HEALTH – Gilbert Gottfried, 67, American comedian (Hollywood Squares) and actor (Aladdin), died Tuesday of ventricular tachycardia, a heart rhythm problem caused by irregular electrical signals in the lower chambers of the heart. Gottfried released a public service video (below) on May 4, 2021 urging people to get a COVID vaccine. It is unknown when Gottfried may have been vaccinated, how long ago he was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, or whether the vaccine contributed...

Philadelphia To Impose Mask Mandate Again

KHN Morning Briefing Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations CBS Philly: Philadelphia Reinstating Indoor Mask Mandate After Moving Into Level 2 Of 4-Tiered COVID-19 Response System Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to reimpose an indoor mask mandate. The city said Monday it’s reached the Level 2: Mask Precautions stage of its four-tiered COVID-19 response system, and that it will reimpose the mask mandate on April 18. Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said...

Moderna Recalls 764,900 COVID Vaccine Doses For “Foreign Substance”

April 8 (Reuters) - Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Friday it was recalling 764,900 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine made by its contract manufacturer Rovi (ROVI.MC) after a vial was found contaminated by a foreign body. No safety issues have been identified, Moderna said about the lots that were distributed in Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden in January. The drugmaker said the contamination was found in just one vial, and it was recalling the whole...

Fauci “Throws In The Towel” On COVID-19 Restrictions : NY POST

Dr. Anthony Fauci said individuals are going to have to calculate the amount of risk they want to take regarding COVID-19.

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

LONDON (AP) — For many in the U.K., the pandemic may as well be over. Mask requirements have been dropped. Free mass testing is a thing of the past. And for the first time since spring 2020, people can go abroad for holidays without ordering tests or filling out lengthy forms. That sense of freedom is widespread even as infections soared in Britain in March, driven by the milder but more transmissible omicron BA.2 variant that's...

WHO Got Basic Covid Science WRONG

NATURE – Early in the pandemic, the World Health Organization stated that SARS-CoV-2 was not transmitted through the air. That mistake and the prolonged process of correcting it sowed confusion and raises questions about what will happen in the next pandemic. As 2021 drew to a close, the highly contagious Omicron variant of the pandemic virus was racing around the globe, forcing governments to take drastic actions once again. The Netherlands ordered most businesses to close on...

NIH Admits It ’Suppressed’ Wuhan Lab Virus Data

(John Ransom, Headline USA) The National Institutes for Health admitted through a spokesman that some genetic sequencing data tied to the Wuhan lab virus was suppressed, said The Epoch Times. Earlier a watchdog said that according to emails produced by a FOIA request, the sequencing data had been “deleted,” which was included in the headline for the watchdog’s story. “The headline says the sequences were deleted which is inaccurate. They were not deleted. This is a...

Keep Wearing Masks, Says Canada’s Dr. Tam

COVID-19: Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday that Canadians should continue to wear a mask or face covering despite provinces across the country relaxing mask mandates, adding that a resurgence in COVID-19 cases is inevitable as provinces lift restrictions. She said immunity from COVID-19 vaccines and from prior infection would help keep hospitalizations down, but added, “that is not a guarantee” in all jurisdictions. Theresa Tam From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Theresa Tam FRCPC (Chinese: 譚詠詩; born 1965)...

REPORT: Omicron May Also Have Been Lab-Engineered

(Headline USA) Scientists who have been studying the original COVID-19 and its variants argued that its most recent strain, the omicron variant, was likely developed in a lab as well. The omicron variant was much more transmissible than the original coronavirus and the delta variant, though its symptoms tended to be much less severe. However, some experts have said that the genetic differences between omicron and the other variants were so noticeable that it could...

Brain Changes After COVID-19

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY A loss of smell or olfaction is observable in most individuals with a SARS-CoV-2 infection, including after the acute phase. Therefore, the researchers focused on brain regions either directly involved in processing olfactory information or those connected to the olfactory system. They found a greater reduction in gray matter volume and a greater increase in tissue damage markers in specific brain regions associated with the olfactory system in participants with SARS-CoV-2 compared with...

Catching The Flu And COVID-19 At The Same Time Doubles Your Risk Of Dying

FORTUNE – Catching both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time more than doubles the risk of death, a new study published by the Lancet has found. The study looked at more than 200 patients infected with both SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—and the influenza virus. It found patients with co-infection were four times more likely to require ventilation and 2.4 times more likely to die than if they only had COVID-19. The study's researchers advised...

“Natural Immunity” Vs. Omicron

Unvaccinated people who recover from an omicron coronavirus variant infection are left with paltry levels of neutralizing antibodies against omicron. They also have almost no neutralizing antibodies against any of five other coronavirus variants, including delta.
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