Covid News, Live Updates today: Omicron Symptoms, Treatment Shortage, Loneliness, Vaccines, Flurona, Ihu uhlobo | 7 January

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  Covid News, Live Updates today: Omicron Symptoms, Treatment Shortage, Loneliness, Vaccines, Flurona, Ihu uhlobo |  7 January

– Hospitals begin to report shortages of critical covid-19 treatments.

– US doctors group calls out CDC for ‘confusing’ isolation guidance

– Omicron spreads in India’s big cities but hospitalisations still low

– Test positivity rate reaches 22 percent in the US, well above the five percent advised by health experts

Story Highlights

  • – Nearly 1 in 5 hospitals in the US are reporting “critical” staffing shortages as Omicron takes hold.

  • – What are the experts saying about nasal versus throat swabbing with rapid tests?

– Rate of pediatric hospitalization raises concerns as covid-19 spreads among children, many of whom are not vaccinated.

– CDC advisory panel in favor of Pfizer vaccine booster for ages 12 to 15

– One in 15 people had covid-19 in England in last week of December, UK Office for National Statistics says – Hong Kong bans flights from eight countries, including USA, Canada, UK and Australia

Useful information and links: – What’s the incubation period for the Omicron variant?

– Can I found out which variant I have with a PCR test? – What are the symptoms of Omicron in children?

– The World Health Organization – The Lancet

– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention For domestic and international public health information: