- Omicron XBB.1.5: Yet Another COVID-19 Variant to Know – Infection Control Today: The Omicron COVID-19 strain is still the most prevalent, with a new subvariant, XBB.1.5, now being the most prevalent in the US. XBB.1.5 is 5 times more infectious than earlier Omicron strains.
- New COVID-19 variant likely to become dominant in Northeast Ohio … – ideastream: A new COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.5, is getting a lot of attention after it became dominant in the Northeastern United States. But it is not yet the dominant strain in Northeast Ohio or the Midwest. The CDC has detected XBB.1.5 in its Midwest region, which includes Ohio, where it makes up only 6% of cases. XBB.1.5 is spreading across the country, but Ohio is not at the front of this wave. That means Northeast Ohioans have time to take preventative measures like masking.
- Do you have long COVID? We want to hear from you. – WPLN: Most people who get COVID-19 recover after falling ill, but some people’s symptoms continue or new health problems appear weeks or months after testing positive for the virus. This is called long COVID. The symptoms of long COVID can range from brain fog and shortness of breath to sleep issues and depression, according to the CDC.
- Here’s what people with long Covid need to know about navigating health insurance – CNBC: For patients with long Covid, a relatively new condition that frequently leaves patients with a lengthy and unpredictable list of debilitating symptoms, navigating the health insurance system can be especially nightmarish.
- ‘I can no longer be an executive at a high level’: Workers with disabilities, including long COVID, are finding their place as companies become more flexible – MarketWatch: COVID-19 can cause severe stress which can lead to seizures. Pollard has been managing well with the help of medication and therapy.
- WHO sounds the alarm: New COVID variant is most transmissible yet – ABC News: The World Health Organization is warning that a new omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.5 is the most transmissible strain to date. As COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in some parts of the Northeast, experts said it remains to be seen how much XBB.1.5 may be contributing to the most recent rise in hospitalizations.
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.