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Omicron is a 'different beast' in kids, but it doesn't seem more dangerous, disease experts say

Mark Barsoun helps his son Jordan Barsoun, 4, with the swab for a rapid COVID-19 test at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US recorded nearly 1 million child COVID-19 cases last week — its highest-ever weekly count. Omicron has made pediatric cases more prevalent, but it doesn't appear to be more virulent in kids. Doctors have detected unique symptoms, including croup ...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, US, Trends, Delta, San Diego, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ulloa, Sawyer, University of California Irvine, AAP, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Pediatrics


More patients are getting COVID-19 during hospital stays. Experts worry it's because infected healthcare workers are sick on the job.

Registered nurse Akiko Gordon works in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 2021.Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC announced looser isolation rules for healthcare workers in December amid staffing shortages. The number of inpatients who contracted COVID-19 during their hospital stays rose shortly afterward. Disease experts worry the CDC policy is fueling in-hospital transmission as infected employees return to ...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, Kentucky, Nurses, US, Trends, Hospitals, Atlantic, Delta, Doctors, Npr, Transmission, Rhode Island, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Omicron cases could fall as quickly as they rose in the US — new models suggest daily infections may have already hit their max

People take COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing site in New York City on December 7, 2021.Reuters/Brendan McDermid Omicron cases could be peaking roughly a month after they started rising in the US, models suggest. Disease experts predict that cases could fall back down as quickly as they rose. By the end of the wave, Omicron may have infected "a substantial fraction," if not a majority, of the US. Omicron appears to take a swifter, sharper course than its predecessors: Cases of the variant tend...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Manhattan, Deaths, Norway, West Coast, Anthony Fauci, South


COVID-19 infections at the nation's largest port jumped from a few cases to 800, threatening further delays as over 100 ships wait to dock and unload

Qian Weizhong/VCG via Getty Images 1 in 10 dockworkers at the ports in Southern California are unable to work due to COVID-19. Surging infection rates mean less cargo is unloaded as the ports struggle to clear a near-record backlog. The Omicron variant has raised concerns from analysts who say it could cause the "mother of all supply chain stumbles." The Omicron variant is threatening to make the historic backlog at the largest ports in the US even worse.About 800 dockworkers were unable to w...
Tags: Transportation, News, Cdc, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Getty Images, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Journal, Southern California


Rolls-Royce CEO says high COVID-19 death rates led more people to buy expensive cars

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce.Stuart McDill/Reuters Rolls-Royce sold more cars in 2021 than in its entire 115 year history. The luxury carmaker's CEO, Torsten Müller-Otvös, told The Financial Times COVID-19 death rates spurred sales. Rolls-Royce was one of many luxury brands that saw a rise in sales last year. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Otvös said COVID-19 deaths helped spur record sales for the luxury carmaker in 2021."Quite a lot of people witnessed people in their commun...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Luxury cars, Retail, Beverly Hills, Bmw, Los Angeles Times, Car Sales, Forbes, Rolls Royce, Royce, Mercedes Benz


Colorado EMS staff have been instructed to only transport individuals with the most severe cases of COVID-19

An ambulance roars along westbound West Colfax Avenue through traffic, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in downtown Denver.AP Photo/David Zalubowski Crisis standards of care ration medical resources during public health emergencies. Colorado reactivated the standards due to limited EMS staff and high demand for patient transport. Under the standards, only the "most severe" COVID-19 patients will be transported for medical care. Dr. Eric France, chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Health ...
Tags: News, Colorado, Trends, Hospital, Hospitals, Healthcare, Health Care, Ambulance, Denver, EMS, West Colfax Avenue, Pandemic, Kyle Clark, First Responders, First Responder, Coronavirus


As Omicron becomes the dominant variant, the US is averaging 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Omicron now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US, new CDC data says. The variant seems more transmissible than other strains, with cases doubling every 2 to 3 days. Disease experts anticipate a swift, punishing wave of infections this winter. The Omicron variant now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US — up from 23% of cases last week, according to new d...
Tags: Science, News, California, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Anthony Fauci, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Texas


Vaccines are the best explanation for Omicron's mild symptoms in most people, new research suggests

Care worker Jen Madghachian receives her COVID-19 booster vaccination at the MedMart pharmacy in Borehamwood, England, on October 4, 2021.Karwai Tang/Getty Images The Omicron coronavirus variant seems to produce milder symptoms and fewer hospitalizations than Delta. Early data suggests that's because vaccines are still warding off severe disease. But scientists haven't yet dismissed the possibility that Omicron is inherently less virulent. It's the brightest spot in the pandemic r...
Tags: Europe, Death, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Delta, Manhattan, Pfizer, Vaccines, North America, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Imperial College London, Johnson Johnson, University of Hong Kong


The Omicron wave looks swift and painful — some scientists expect US cases to peak in January and bottom out in March

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The US Omicron wave could peak sharply in January, then bottom out in March, new models suggest.  Omicron could represent the swiftest outbreak in the US to date, lasting no more than three months. But hospitalizations and deaths are still expected to rise as the variant becomes more widespread. Almost as quickly as the Omicron variant tore through the US, some scie...
Tags: Science, News, Winter, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, United States, South Africa, Delta, Manhattan, Deaths, Good Morning America, Anthony Fauci, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Full hospitals, mild cases: What an Omicron wave could look like in the US this winter

President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the Omicron COVID-19 variant at the White House on November 29, 2021.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The Omicron variant could become dominant in the US this winter, some disease experts predict. An Omicron wave may bring mild cases, but lead to more hospitalizations, early data suggests. Holiday gatherings could fuel transmission, while unvaccinated people may strain hospital capacity. With Omicron cases doubling roughly every two days, US publi...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Winter, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, South Africa, Italy, Delta


One chart shows just how fast Omicron is spreading in the UK — it's possible it could rival Delta by the end of the week, data-crunchers say

RT-PCR swab tests at a pre-departure coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility, at Sydney International Airport in Australia, November 29, 2021.Loren Elliott/Reuters On Friday, the UK released new projections estimating how fast the Omicron variant may spread. Omicron looks to be spreading faster than Delta in UK households, and among close contacts. Experts stress that third dose boosters may help ward off symptomatic Omicron infections, but even two shots will likely still protect young peopl...
Tags: UK, England, Science, News, Australia, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, World Health Organization, Ramsay, South Africa Europe, Sydney International Airport, Omicron, Hilary Brueck, LOREN ELLIOTT Reuters


The most common Omicron symptoms include cough, fatigue, and runny nose, according to health officials in the US and Europe

A passenger who arrived from Italy administers a self-collected nasal swab at Los Angeles International Airport on December 3, 2021.Mario Tama/Getty Images The CDC just shared the symptoms of the first 43 confirmed Omicron infections in the US. Cough, fatigue, congestion, and runny nose were the most commonly reported symptoms. Europe has also seen mild cases so far, but it's too soon to act like Omicron is the common cold. The first data on Omicron symptoms in the US is starting to trick...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Cdc, Life, US, San Francisco, Trends, Eu, South Africa, Italy, Delta, Pfizer, Symptoms, University Of California


The most common Omicron symptoms include cough, fatigue, and a runny nose, according to health officials in the US and Europe

A passenger who arrived from Italy administers a self-collected nasal swab at Los Angeles International Airport on December 3.Mario Tama/Getty Images The CDC just shared the symptoms of the first 43 confirmed Omicron infections in the US. Cough, fatigue, congestion, and a runny nose were the most commonly reported symptoms. Europe has also had mild cases, but it's too soon to act like Omicron is the common cold. The first data on Omicron symptoms in the US is starting to trickle in — and ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Cdc, Life, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, South Africa, Italy, Delta, Pfizer, Symptoms, University Of California


Omicron may challenge vaccine protection more than other variants, early lab data suggests, but the shots could still protect against severe disease

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.James D. Morgan/Getty Images Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine may yield substantially fewer antibodies against the Omicron variant. One study found the vaccine showed a 40-fold reduction in antibody levels in a study awaiting peer review. Breakthrough infections still appear to be mild. The Omicron variant substantially reduced antibody le...
Tags: Science, News, Sweden, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Karolinska Institutet, Pharmaceutical, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Netcare, New York Mark Lennihan, Sigal


Omicron's 'wacko' combination of mutations has scientists split over whether it developed in humans or animals

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.James D. Morgan/Getty Images The Omicron variant has a strange set of mutations. It doesn't resemble Delta, the dominant strain. That has led scientists to wonder about its origin — namely, whether it came from humans or animals. One of the most promising theories suggests Omicron emerged in an immunocompromised person. Omicron look...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Animals, Trends, Read, South Africa, Delta, Evolution, Humans, Haiti, South Carolina, Botswana, Epidemiology, New England Journal of Medicine


Mississippi and South Carolina - 2 states with lax pandemic rules - saw anxiety and depression rise most last year, the CDC found

A woman walks past a shop in Cardiff, Wales on October 18, 2020. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images US adults reported increasing levels of anxiety and depression from August to December 2020. The increases were correlated with rising COVID-19 cases, a new CDC report found. Mississippi and South Carolina saw the highest increases of anxiety and depression. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans reported increasing levels of anxiety and depression in tandem with rising COVID-1...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Cardiff Wales, Kaiser Family Foundation


The US could see a brighter fall and winter as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline, a new model shows

Customers toast on the Eataly Flatiron Rooftop in New York City on April 15, 2021. Taylor Hill/Getty Images A new model suggests the US's COVID-19 cases and deaths aren't likely to climb higher between now and March. That means the US could expect a much rosier national picture this fall and winter. But hospitals might still be strained in states with cold climates or low vaccination rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has thrown its share of curveb...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, Wyoming, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Deaths, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Salt Lake City, States, Birmingham


4 leading public-health experts describe what it would take for them to fully return to normal life

A couple take a selfie as Madison Square Garden reopens for a full-capacity concert in New York City on June 20, 2021. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Insider asked four public-health experts what it would take for them to fully return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. Some are holding out for specific COVID-19 case rates or vaccination thresholds. Others are waiting to hear about fewer cases among their extended social networks. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the quest...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Thailand, South Africa, Delta, New Orleans, University of Florida, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Louisiana, Anthony Fauci, University Of Alabama, Madison Square Garden


A major healthcare provider is suspending 'almost all surgeries' because nurses are swamped with treating unvaxxed people with COVID

Healthcare workers are seen inside the COVID Intensive Care Unit in North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana, on August 13, 2021. Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images Intermountain Healthcare announced it would postpone "almost all surgeries" across several hospitals due to rising COVID-19 cases. The suspensions will occur for "several weeks" across 13 out of 24 hospitals within the system. "Our teams are overwhelmed and we're running out of staffed beds for patients," a press release from Int...
Tags: Health, Utah, Science, News, US, Trends, Cbs, Harrison, KUTV, Intermountain Healthcare, Emily Kask, Intermountain, Hammond Louisiana, Marc Harrison, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


A major healthcare provider is suspending 'almost all surgeries' because nurses are swamped while treating unvaxxed people with COVID

Healthcare workers are seen inside the COVID Intensive Care Unit in North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana, on August 13, 2021. Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images Intermountain Healthcare announced it would postpone "almost all surgeries" across several hospitals due to rising COVID-19 cases. The suspensions will occur for "several weeks" across 13 out of 24 hospitals within the system. "Our teams are overwhelmed and we're running out of staffed beds for patients," a press release from Int...
Tags: Health, Utah, Science, News, US, Trends, Cbs, Harrison, KUTV, Intermountain Healthcare, Emily Kask, Intermountain, Hammond Louisiana, Marc Harrison, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


The Mu coronavirus variant shares key similarities with Delta, but it doesn't pose a greater threat

Healthcare worker Elizabeth Cameros administers a COVID-19 test to traveler Wade Hopkins at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Scientists are closely watching the Mu coronavirus variant. Mu has the potential to resist protection from vaccines or a prior infection. But Mu isn't becoming more prevalent - a sign that it's less concerning than Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Colombia, Delta, Belgium, Who, South America, Associated Press, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci


3 concerning variants have caught scientists' attention since Delta emerged - here's how they compare

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Three coronavirus variants - Lambda, Mu, and C.1.2 - have raised red flags among scientists lately. The variants show signs of being highly transmissible, able to circumvent vaccine protection, or both. But so far, none is more concerning than Delta, the world's dominant strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the Delta vari...
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Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School


A new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa shares key similarities with the most concerning variants, including Delta

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in May, called C.1.2, has a concerning set of mutations. Scientists say the mutations could help the virus spread or evade the immune system's defenses. But the fact that C.1.2 isn't rapidly circulating worldwide means Delta still has the upper hand. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Spain, South Africa, Delta, Louisiana, Iceland, Vaccines, Oceania, Variant, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Mario Tama Getty, Scripps Research, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


How to think about your immunity if you're one of the nearly 39 million Americans who've had COVID-19

A man receives a COVID-19 test at Los Angeles International Airport. Mario Tama/Getty Images A coronavirus infection doesn't guarantee long-term immunity. Experts advise people who've had COVID-19 to get vaccinated. Still, natural immunity seems to provide stronger, more lasting protection than vaccines alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a staggering number: Nearly 39 million Americans have had confirmed coronavirus infections - almost 12% of the popul...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Delta, New Orleans, Pfizer, Vaccine, Louisiana, Infection, Northwestern University, Immunity, Mario Tama Getty, Moderna, McDade


An outbreak at a church camp gave 87 people COVID-19. All but 8 were unvaccinated.

Children at a camp in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on August 17. Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A June outbreak at an Illinois church camp exposed more than 1,100 people to the coronavirus. Eighty-seven campers and staffers got infected, all but eight of whom were unvaccinated. No vaccinated people were hospitalized. A total of 180 infections were linked to the outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 300 teenagers piled into buses and vans in June t...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, Singapore, Masks, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois, Camp


Large insurers have stopped waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, an analysis found. Hospitalization could cost you thousands.

Dr. Joseph Varon (right) speaks to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas on December 29, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Many large insurers no longer waive COVID-19 treatment costs, a new analysis found. Insurers started charging again once vaccines became widely available. But hospitalizations are rising in the US. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 may pay $1,300, on average. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Science, News, US, Alabama, Trends, Insurance, Georgia, Healthcare, Delta, Rhode Island, Houston Texas, Kaiser Family Foundation, United Memorial Medical Center, Emily Kask, Kentucky Louisiana, KFF


A year and a half after Sweden decided not to lock down, its COVID-19 death rate is up to 10 times higher than its neighbors

Insider Sweden's state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell. Getty Sweden decided not to implement a full-scale lockdown during the pandemic. It now has up to 10 times as many COVID-19 deaths per capita as its Nordic neighbors. Sweden also didn't fare much better economically, suggesting its gamble didn't pay off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Months before the first COVID-19 cases were detected, public-health experts to handle a pandemic. But in Marc...
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As Delta surges, 4 states reach new pandemic peaks for daily COVID-19 cases - but in the states with higher vaccine rates and mask mandates, ICUs are less busy

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski, treats a patient who has coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters Florida, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Oregon hit new peaks for daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Oregon and Hawaii, with higher vaccination rates and mask mandates, have more room left in ICU. They may never reach the "precarious position" of Florida and Mississippi, a professor sa...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Oregon, US, San Francisco, Trends, Hospital, Hawaii, Healthcare, Delta, Cnbc, Johns Hopkins University, Tate Reeves, Pandemic


Louisiana is approaching a 'major failure' of its healthcare system as hospitals get dangerously close to capacity

Clinicians work to intubate a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Hospitals are at least 70% full in all but one region in Louisiana. Several regions have just a handful of ICU beds left amid the state's dramatic COVID-19 surge. State health officials warn of catastrophic outcomes, such as patients being denied critical care. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight months af...
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