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Second Booster Shot

Second Booster Shot

This week, the FDA and CDC updated their authorization and guidelines to allow certain individuals to be eligible for another mRNA booster.

The Omicron Variant

The Omicron Variant

Late last week, following data from South Africa, a new variant was rapidly displacing Delta as the primary COVID-19 variant in circulation.

COVID-19 Epidemiology and Vaccines

COVID-19 Epidemiology and Vaccines

The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on the recommendation for Pfizer COVID vaccination for children ages 5 to 11.

Weekly Update & Holiday Travel

Weekly Update & Holiday Travel

Year-end holidays are traditionally times when people travel distances to reunite friends and families, or even have simple parties to celebrate the milestones of another year. What we have learned over the past few months is that these types of events are exactly what fuels COVID-19 outbreaks and even spread as people take infections back with them when they go home.

COVID-19 During the Flu Season

COVID-19 During the Flu Season

As we approach the latter part of the summer, people should be asking the question: “What will this year’s flu season look like?” A bad flu season, as we had 2 years ago, combined with COVID-19 would significantly run the risk of overwhelming the health system.

Recent COVID-19 Statistics

Recent COVID-19 Statistics

Total new cases throughout the world increased throughout June and July, peaking towards the end of June at slightly over a quarter million new cases per day.

COVID-19 Vaccines, Guidance, and Asymptomatic Transmission

COVID-19 Vaccines, Guidance, and Asymptomatic Transmission

Currently, the World Health Organization estimates that 16% of people infected with COVID 19 are asymptomatic and are still capable of transmission. The data also shows that up to 40% of novel coronavirus transmission comes from these people who are asymptomatic.

COVID-19 Questions Answered

COVID-19 Questions Answered

News on vaccines continues to be very promising. Several of these vaccines are going into final stage trials known as stage III.

COVID-19 News and Guidance

COVID-19 News and Guidance

The biggest issue of the week continues to be the ongoing disparity in case counts between the United States and the rest of the developed world.

Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

A major concern this week is the resurgence in cases of COVID-19 in many states along the country’s southern tier.  Very importantly, as the United States reopens its economy, it does not mean that the county is returning to where it was in March. 

Current Trends of COVID-19

Current Trends of COVID-19

This pandemic cannot be looked at as a single international epidemic, but rather as a series of linked regional epidemics.

Future Outlook of COVID-19

Future Outlook of COVID-19

This blog post takes a look at what has actually changed about drivers of COVID-19 and clarifies some of the new updates that have been shared over the past couple of weeks.

Reopening, Vaccines, and a Second Wave

Reopening, Vaccines, and a Second Wave

This week’s blog post walks you through the latest developments on reopenings in the US and globally, the latest vaccine developments, and the potential for a second wave.

COVID-19 News This Week

COVID-19 News This Week

There has been a subtle change in guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how the virus is transmitted. The new guidance specifically says that surface contact does not play a major role in transmitting the virus.