coronavirus

New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

Even as the U.S. grapples with its most recent wave of COVID-19, new research suggests that variants on the horizon may keep case levels high.The next influx of infections will probably come from the newer omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, two closely related viruses that were first characterized in South Africa and that landed in …

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Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers.

Most workers who died of COVID in 2020 had something essential in common, study finds

Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers. Mark Lennihan AP Most working-age Americans who died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic were so-called essential workers in labor, service and …

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The CDC is sending monkeypox vaccines to people at high risk in a race to prevent the spread

The CDC is sending monkeypox vaccines to people at high risk in a race to prevent the spread

Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Biden administration has distributed 1,200 monkeypox vaccine doses for people who have had high-risk exposures to the virus, part of a nationwide public health response to stamp out the disease before it causes …

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