Biography & Net Worth: What’s New in Coronavirus: No Death in Early Omicron Cases in the U.S.

NEW YORK (WABC) — New CDC data shows that 43 confirmed cases of the Omicron COVID-19 mutant in the United States did not cause any deaths.

Of those diagnoses, only one was hospitalized.

Public health experts say there are early signs that the micron may cause less serious diseases than previously observed mutations.

However, it is still too early to say for sure, as in many cases young adults are vaccinated.

The details of today’s COVID-19 headline are as follows:

CDC is considering boosters for young children
Pediatric cases of COVID-19 have increased by nearly 900% since last summer, according to a new study, and US CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky says kids are expanding booster shots to a younger generation. He says that he is considering it. children in the coming months. “We’re first starting to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11,” she said. “Of course, like the FDA, we’ll look again in real time between the ages of 12 and 15.” But as health officials work to expand vaccine eligibility, some Americans say they are refusing to get a shot. Nearly two-thirds of primary school parents have postponed or refused vaccinations for their young children.

Second Omicron case confirmed in New Jersey
New Jersey has announced a second Omicron case. A Monmouth County man who attended Anime NYC at the Javits Center in November became ill on November 24, but was not hospitalized.

The person experienced mild illness and then recovered. He has been fully vaccinated and has recently been scaled up.

Connecticut IDs will be 11 across the state, with 9 additional Omron cases
The Connecticut Public Health Service announced that there were nine additional cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 identified among Connecticut residents, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 11. ,

There were 9 cases from 28 November to 7 December from the date of sample collection and included 5 females and 4 males aged 20 to 85 years. He is a resident of Hartford County (1), New Haven County (5) and Fairfield County (3). Seven of the affected individuals were fully vaccinated.

New York Governor Hokuru announces indoor masking for places with no wax requirements
Governor Kathy Hokul declared: Masks must be worn in all indoor public places in New York unless the company or venue enforces vaccine requirements. The governor took the decision based on the state’s weekly 7-day case rate and hospitalizations. The needs of new businesses and locations extend to both patrons and employees. It will be effective from December 13 to January 15, after which the state will re-evaluate the requirements based on the current situation.

FDA authorizes boosters for teens 16 and 17
The US is expanding the COVID-19 booster, allowing age 16 and 17 to receive a third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine. The United States and several other countries have already urged adults to get a booster shot to boost immunity, which can weaken months after vaccination.
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration immediately provided the third dose of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech for ages 16 and 17. This is 6 months after the last injection.

South Africa approves Pfizer vaccine booster in COVID wave
South African regulators have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as a booster shot, paving the way for a third dose to combat the current surge caused by Omicron mutants. The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Africa continues to rise. In the last 24 hours, South Africa has reported 22,391 new cases, up from around 200 per day in early November. According to gene sequencing research, more than 90% of new cases are omicrons. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for people aged 18 and over six months after receiving a second dose.

Vaccine makers are competing to update their COVID shots just in case
Vaccine makers are competing against Omicron to update their COVID-19 shots, just in case it becomes clear that changes are needed. Experts suspect that today’s vaccines may be useless. The first tip of the week suggests that the boosters may offer some protection against the menace of the latest variants. However, further testing is underway to see if this is sufficient, or if the protection has been reduced enough to justify the recipe changes. It is not clear how big a drop would lead to such a dramatic move. Pfizer and Moderna have been practicing fine-tuning shots over previous variants so they know how to do it, but creating a new dose will still take months.

WHO warns Omicron fears could lead to hoarding of new vaccines
The World Health Organization has expressed concern that developed countries surprised by the emergence of omicron variants could ramp up storage of COVID-19 vaccines and re-squeeze global supplies. Thursday said efforts to end the pandemic could be complicated. The UN health agency has repeatedly advised governments against the widespread use of population boosters, instead allowing resource-rich countries to send doses to vulnerable people in poor countries who have little access. I did it. Months-long shortages of a COVID-19 vaccine have begun to dwindle over the past two months, and doses are finally starting to reach poorer countries. WHO expects this to continue.

Slovakia pays people over age 60 if vaccinated
The Slovak parliament has approved a plan to provide up to €300 ($339) if people over the age of 60 are vaccinated against COVID-19. The measure should support vaccination in EU countries that have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the bloc. It should also help medical systems that are grappling with a record increase in new infections. So far, only 46.5% of the 5.5 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated. Those who have received a booster vaccination by January 15 will receive €300 and those who have received at least one initial vaccination will receive €200.

Africa CDC: Countries may mandate COVID-19 vaccine
The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the African government may have to resort to a COVID-19 vaccine obligation if citizens do not hurry to get the doses available quickly. John Nkengasong’s warning to journalists was that the government had “no choice” as the flow of supplements expanded to 54 African countries. However, the hesitation of vaccines and the short shelf life of some charities creates new pressure to dose the arms of 1.3 billion people on the continent. Africa is the least immunized region against COVID-19 in the world, with less than 8% of the population fully infected.

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