– 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
– 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: