The United States is in a fifth wave of COVID, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t the second boosters available to all Americans?

The United States is in a fifth wave of COVID, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t the second boosters available to all Americans? | Fortune You must enable JavaScript to view this site.

The United States is in a fifth wave of COVID, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t the second boosters available to all Americans?

The United States is in a fifth wave of COVID, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t the second boosters available to all Americans? | Fortune You must enable JavaScript to view this site.

Health Canada authorizes certain plasma pens

Health Canada has updated its advisory for plasma pens, noting that some pens have been authorized for use in Canada. In an update to a 2019 product warning, Health Canada said Wednesday it has authorized the sale of “certain plasma pens in Canada for the exclusive use of healthcare professionals.” A list of licensed plasma … Read more

Victoria expected to ease COVID-19 rules as more than two-thirds of over 16s reach three vaccine doses

Victoria is expected to announce an easing of COVID-19 restrictions later this morning. The state’s seven-day case average has dropped to below 10,000, marking a turning point in the latest wave. Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday that if the trend continued, restrictions would soon ease. “The seven-day average, very pleasingly, is coming down. That … Read more

MTA, NJ Transit, Amtrak to still require masks after judge’s decision to void mandate on airplanes, public transportation

NEW YORK (WABC) — A federal judge’s decision to strike down the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation Monday, is having a ripple effect across the Tri-State area as agencies respond. The ruling appeared to free operators to make their own decisions about mask requirements, with the several major airlines: Delta, American, … Read more

Masks on planes: Transport minister weighs in on US court ruling

Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says masking guidelines while traveling still apply, as the US moves to drop its national mandate. Speaking in Calgary on Tuesday, Alghabra said while he won’t comment directly on the US court ruling that impacts plane, train, taxi, and other forms of travel, Canada continues to follow the science on … Read more

Omicron more likely to cause upper airway infections among children: Study

Omicron is more likely than other coronavirus variants to cause upper airway infection (UAI) among children, putting them at risk of heart attack and other severe complications, according to a study. The researchers from the University of Colorado, Northwestern University, and Stony Brook University in the US analyzed data from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative … Read more

COVID rapid tests: Take two before gathering, expert says

For the first time in two years, Canadians celebrating Easter and Passover are faced with few public health restrictions limiting their ability to gather with family and friends. But experts are urging Canadians to take caution and do what they can to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to Dr. Peter Juni, the outgoing scientific … Read more

City COVID Risk Level Likely Rising This Week – NBC New York

New York City’s health commissioner is warning the COVID-19 risk level will likely rise from “low” to “medium” in the next few days, moving the needle for the first time since January’s omicron wave. Infection numbers in the city have steadily increased over the past 45 days, which has brought the positivity rate to nearly … Read more

South Australia records another 2,675 COVID cases amid Easter decline in PCR testing

South Australia’s daily COVID caseload has continued to decline, dropping by more than 1,000 on yesterday’s figure amid a major fall in testing over the Easter weekend. Key points: The number of cases in hospital has increased slightly, to 225 The latest cases take SA’s total to more than 350,000 since the start of the … Read more