COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: 12 counties at worst COVID level, Denver no longer on list

COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: 12 counties at worst COVID level, Denver no longer on list

DENVER (KDVR) — COVID-19 rates are slowly starting to go back down across Colorado. Over the last seven days, both the state’s positivity rate and incidence rate dropped. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved 16 counties into the high level for community transmission: Adams County Arapahoe County Boulder County Broomfield County Douglas … Read more

Vaccine-Induced Immune Response to Omicron Wanes Substantially Over Time

Vaccine-Induced Immune Response to Omicron Wanes Substantially Over Time

Media Advisory Tuesday, July 19, 2022 What Although COVID-19 booster vaccinations in adults elicit high levels of neutralizing antibodies against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, antibody levels decrease substantially within 3 months, according to new clinical trial data. The findings, published today in Cell Reports Medicine, are from a study sponsored by the National Institute … Read more

COVID: Why is the BA.5 omicron variant so contagious?

COVID: Why is the BA.5 omicron variant so contagious?

DURHAM, NC — The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, according to experts. Even though cities and states are loosening mask requirements and allowing their emergency declarations to expire, the United States is in an unmistakable surge of COVID-19 cases. The rapid rise in cases is due largely to the evolution of a new subvariant … Read more

What is the effectiveness of the fourth dose mRNA vaccination against the Omicron variant?

Study: Effectiveness of a fourth dose of covid-19 mRNA vaccine against the omicron variant among long term care residents in Ontario, Canada: test negative design study. Image Credit: Tequiero/Shutterstock

In a recent study published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ)researchers evaluated the efficacy of the fourth vaccine dose against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among long-term care residents. Study: Effectiveness of a fourth dose of covid-19 mRNA vaccine against the omicron variant among long term care residents in Ontario, Canada: test negative design study. Image … Read more

Undercounted Covid-19 cases leave US with a blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant :: WRAL.com

Undercounted Covid-19 cases leave US with a blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant :: WRAL.com

By Deidre McPhillips, CNN CNN — Official Covid-19 case metrics severely undercount the true number of infections, leaving the United States with a critical blind spot as the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet takes hold. The Omicron offshoot BA.5 became the dominant variant in the US last week, according to data from the US Centers … Read more

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots . Here’s what happened this week: The Food and … Read more