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U.S. COVID Deaths Increase to Nearly 500 Per Day Again

U.S. COVID Deaths Increase to Nearly 500 Per Day Again

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are increasing again as the very contagious BA.5 variant spreads across the country, with nearly 500 deaths reported each day. After 2 months of daily death numbers rarely climbing above 400, the average has recently grown to about 450...

Infectious Disease Specialist on COVID BA.5 and Monkeypox

Infectious Disease Specialist on COVID BA.5 and Monkeypox

Getting the facts on infectious diseases has become a normal part of life since the pandemic’s beginning in early 2020. Now, a dominant subvariant strain of COVID-19, so-called BA.5, is the most contagious yet. Separately, cases of an entirely different virus,...

As BA.5 spreads, experts wonder: Where are the masks?

As BA.5 spreads, experts wonder: Where are the masks?

Some experts are questioning why the federal government is not taking a stronger stance on masking amid rising transmission and hospitalization rates driven by the highly transmissible BA.5 omicron subvariant. "There are no public health measures at all. We're in a...

Should You Be Worried About Outdoor Transmission During the BA.5 Surge?

Why Covid ‘twin variants’ BA.4 and BA.5 spread so fast

Following a relatively quiet Covid period with a gentle decline in the number of infections and hospitalisations, the emergence of the “twin” Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants is causing figures to go up again around the world. Experts have stated that a new summer...