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CDC: Omicron Variant Accounts For 73% Of US Covid-19 Cases

The Omicron variant caused more than 70% of recent Covid-19 cases in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, highlighting its substantial increase in infectiousness compared with earlier versions of the virus.

3 Ways To Reawaken Nurse Purpose In The Era Of Burnout

In September 66 percent of ICU nurses were considering leaving the profession. Talk to any hospital, and you’ll hear of high turnover and struggles to fill shifts.

US Hospitals Pushed To Financial Ruin As Nurses Quit During Pandemic

Weaker groups losing out in bidding wars for caregivers. Crucial lower-wage health-care workers also in dire need. The U.S. health-care profession is suffering its own Great Resignation, pushing more hospitals into financial distress just as a winter surge of the coronavirus hits.

The Omicron Symptoms That You Need To Know

Scientists are seeing a pattern with Omicron, including a common symptom that could easily be overlooked. Cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant continue to sweep across the country. As of the latest data, the variant has been detected in 31 states—and it was only named a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) late last month.

J&J's Vaccine On The Way Out?

Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines are recommended over Johnson & Johnson's for all adults, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said on Thursday.

A Tantalizing Clue To Why Omicron Is Spreading So Quickly

Omicron is spreading lightning fast. In the U.S., the percentage of cases caused by this new coronavirus variant jumped seven times in just a week, from 0.4% of the total cases sequenced to 2.9%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

Urgent Cervical Cancer Warning — The 5 Signs To Never Ignore

Women have been urged to take their smear tests when invited after a drop during the COVID pandemic. Cervical cancer kills around 850 women every year in the UK. Almost every case – 3,200 per year – is preventable.

How Bad Is It To Get A Booster While You Have Covid?

Some people may not know they are infected when they get boosted. Whether you get inadvertently infected with the virus right before or right after getting boosted, an infection may cause symptoms, but isn't likely to interfere with the booster's effects, said Amesh Adalja, MD, an infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore.