The new BA.5 subvariant has caused a sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations throughout much of the United States.
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Face masks are still an effective way to help stop the spread of the BA.5 subvariant.
Imagine if every meal you ate included food previously chewed by someone else. That’s what’s happening to the air we breathe in shared indoor spaces.
The plans to keep schools open through the wave of Omicron infections fail to take into account the particular challenges of staffing rural and remote schools.
Emerging evidence suggests the highly infectious Omicron variant has the ability to escape the protection two vaccine doses offer.
We can’t say whether longer Omicron survivability on surfaces relates to a greater risk of infection.
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After South African scientists sounded the alarm about the new omicron variant, countries around the world closed their borders.
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New Zealand has managed to stamp out onward transmission of the Delta variant, which means it’s not dealing with a “double epidemic” and has a better chance to tackle Omicron’s spread.
With a COVID-19 booster shot, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization goes up to 90%.
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Studies suggest seniors without the booster shot run a higher risk of infection and hospitalization from the omicron variant.