Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California Twelve Bay Area health officers on Friday recommended that people wear masks indoors amidst a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates fueled by omicron subvariants, according to a joint news … Read more

Manhattan Transmission Fuels NYC Case Increases – NBC New York

New York City’s COVID transmission rate is up 32% in the last 10 days, as the city and state come to grips with what looks like the start of a fifth wave of the years-long pandemic. At 232.5 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days, the citywide transmission rate is back to highs … Read more

More Antibodies With Longer Intervals Between COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LISBON, Portugal — An overall ninefold increase in COVID-19 antibody levels can be seen with a longer interval between first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine in people without prior infection, according to data from the UK government’s SIREN … Read more

COVID-19, overdoses pushed US to highest death total ever :: WRAL.com

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — 2021 was the deadliest year in US history, and new data and research are offering more insights into how it got that bad. The main reason for the increase in deaths? COVID-19, said Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s work on … Read more

Myocarditis Follows Infection More Often Than Vaccine: CDC

(Newser) – For the first time, a study has directly compared the chances of adolescents and young men developing heart inflammation after receiving the coronavirus vaccine versus having a COVID infection. Myocarditis is much more likely to surface after an infection than after inoculation, the study showed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more