A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant, the world’s most prevalent.
The U.S. government on Friday moved to open up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, expanding efforts to get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that experts fear could snowball into a winter surge as millions of Americans travel for the holidays.
We are finally seeing a plateau in the pandemic as hospitalizations for COVID-19 have been consistently lower for weeks now. Months ago there were negative ICU beds available, a first for the state, now the state is seeing on average around 300 COVID-19 patients daily.
An Alabama mom and her kids are sharing their experience with participating in Pfizer’s vaccine trial over the summer. They’re hoping their story will take away the fear some may have about getting their young children vaccinated against COVID-19.
The proposed emergency rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires private companies with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workers are either fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022 or will submit to weekly testing and wear mask
Those who work for businesses with 100 or more workers will either be required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4 or receive weekly testing. The new rules came out Thursday and were followed by disapproval by some public figures.
The new requirements, which were first previewed by President Joe Biden in September, will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large businesses, although it is not clear how many of those employees are unvaccinated.
Children ages five to eleven years old could soon be rolling up their sleeves for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. But will the state be ready to administer those vaccines if the drugmaker is granted Emergency Use Authorization for this age group?