- Omicron offshoot XBB.1.5 could drive new Covid-19 surge in US – CNN: There are many different strains of COVID-19, and scientists are constantly watching which ones are dominant in the US. Recently, a new strain called XBB.1.5 has been on the rise and could soon become the dominant strain.
- Doctors concerned over spread of COVID-19 amid XBB.1.5, subvariant of omicron – WBAL TV Baltimore: A new strain of COVID-19 has been found in the Northeastern U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This new strain is called XBB.1.5 and is causing doctors to be concerned about another potential wave of COVID-19 cases. The CDC has said that this new strain is responsible for about 40% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
- Science reveals cause of COVID-19 smell loss, stress may bring on … – KoamNewsNow.com: COVID-19 can cause a loss of smell after the infection ends. A new study found that an ongoing immune assault on the olfactory nerve cells is to blame. The study was led by a team at Duke Health in Durham, N.C.
- Bracing for a Tidal Wave of Unnecessary Special Education Referrals – The 74: We are concerned that a tidal wave of referrals for special education services will flood the nation’s schools due to high rates of absenteeism, lagging academic gains, a student mental health crisis, a decrease in interventions provided to children ages 0-3, and a shortage of special ed teachers.
- Omicron offshoot XBB.1.5 could drive new Covid-19 surge in US – CNN: There are many different strains of COVID-19, and scientists are constantly watching which ones are dominant in the United States. Recently, a new strain called XBB.1.5 has been on the rise and could soon become the dominant strain.
- New COVID subvariant spreads rapidly in Northeast – PBS NewsHour: A new subvariant of the coronavirus, called XBB.1.5, has emerged and is spreading rapidly. This new variant is responsible for more than 40 percent of new COVID infections in the U.S. and around 75 percent of cases in the Northeast. Just over a third of Americans 65 and older, those at most risk for severe outcomes, have gotten the updated booster shot. The U.S. will require a negative COVID test from passengers flying from China to the United States.
Daily News Pulse for April 05, 2023
Summary: The domestic box office is close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, with mid-budget films helping to bring moviegoers back. Research has found that diabetes is a major factor in the severity of COVID-19 cases. The US government is planning to authorize booster doses of the vaccine for high-risk populations.