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The Food and Drug Administration warns that rapid antigen tests appear less sensitive to omicron and therefore worse at detecting it. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
This is how health care workers test for the flu and COVID-19. When you get both, at the same time, its called a co-infection. But this time, media has latched on to a nickname: "flurona."
Omicron infections seem to be less severe; does this mean the pandemic is nearly over? With vaccinations and a less virulent variant, many believe so. Source by: Stringr
The latest variant, omicron, has produced a worrisome rise in hospitalizations amongst children. Source by: Stringr
Cloths masks are not effective against the highly contagious omicron variant. According to health officials, here are the face masks that offer the most protection against the omicron variant. Source by: Stringr
There is considerable concern that those not eligible for the vaccine, kids younger than 12, are at major risk of contraction. Veuer’s Chloe Hurst has the story!