Fauci: TOO EARLY to tell if Omicron will lead the globe into Covid's ENDEMIC phase
Team Rising debates the future of the pandemic, and whether Omicron will be the last variant. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
Owners of embattled COVID-19 testing company under microscope for lavish lifestyle
The owners of a company operating hundreds of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites across the country, including one in Jacksonville, have been the subject of several investigations by major media outlets over how they’re spending their money.
President Biden: ‘What’s Mitch for?’
On Wednesday, President Biden held a press conference, defending the track record of the White House during his first year in office. He said that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been clear about doing anything to prevent Biden from being a success. But Biden questioned what Mitch stands for himself.news.yahoo.com
CDC report finds prior infection provided strong protection against COVID-19 in 2021, but experts warn it's 'playing with dynamite' to get sick on purpose
Though vaccination was superior to prior infection during the Alpha wave, the Delta variant changed that, according to new CDC data.news.yahoo.com
Omicron slows in parts of U.S. as other states struggle
Places in the U.S. that were hit first with the Omicron wave are now seeing a slowdown in case numbers, but other parts of the country continue to struggle to handle the surge. CBS News' Michael George reports, and then Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, joins Elaine Quijano on "Red and Blue" with more on the impact in schools, the rollout of free at-home tests, and why CDC guidance keeps changing.news.yahoo.com
Why Omicron Is More Likely to Kill Americans
ShutterstockThe new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus is continuing its march around the planet. It’s now the dominant lineage in the United States, much of South America and Europe, and many Asian countries.The new variant is a nasty one. But some countries have weathered Omicron without registering any significant increase in severe illness or death. Cases go way up. Serious cases don’t. Singapore and South Africa are great examples.But other countries—the United States, for one—haven’tnews.yahoo.com
Dangerous storms bring snow, ice and wind to Northeast after hitting Southeast
Officials are warning drivers to stay off the slick roads in the Northeast as a powerful winter storm makes its way up from the South. Hundreds of accidents and massive power outages are being blamed on the storm.news.yahoo.com
Festival of fire: horses run through fire at Spain's 'Las Luminarias' festival
In the central Spanish village of San Bartolome de Pinares, horsemen ride through a bonfire for the the traditional religious festival of "Las Luminarias". The festival is held in honour of San Antonio Abad, patron saint of animals, and the ritual of riding through fire is mant to purify and protect the animal.news.yahoo.com
Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants after Omicron
Experts are warning that subsequent COVID-19 variants are likely to come after Omicron, AP reports.Why it matters: The warnings come as there's no guarantee that subsequent variants "will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them," underscoring the need for widespread vaccination, AP writes. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe chance of the virus mutating increases with every infection, raising concernews.yahoo.com
I-TEAM: Federal health agency investigating complaints related to COVID-19 testing company
Federal officials are investigating numerous complaints related to Center for COVID Control, the company that had been operating a rapid COVID-19 testing site in downtown Jacksonville, the News4JAX I-TEAM learned Friday.
CDC warns against cruise ship travel, regardless of vaccination status
In a potentially ominous message for Florida’s cruise-ship industry, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people should avoid cruise travel “regardless of vaccination status” because of the spread of COVID-19.
Local health expert’s take on when to seek monoclonal antibody treatment
UF Health Jacksonville had considered no longer ordering the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment but with the new numbers from the CDC, they backed off that decision and will continue to offer Regeneron treatment, Neilsen said.
Biden pivots to home tests to confront omicron surge
President Joe Biden has announced plans to deliver 500 million free COVID-19 tests to Americans, increase support for hospitals and expand the availability of vaccines to confront a winter surge of coronavirus cases driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant.
'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant
While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New England.
Slight uptick in people getting COVID vaccine boosters at Jacksonville sites
News4JAX on Wednesday checked in with local hospitals to see what is happening at those locations and went to several testing and vaccine sites to check if more people are taking precautions now because of the omicron variant.
WHO: Travel bans hurting global cooperation
The World Health Organization says travel bans by countries are having an impact on global cooperation against the new omicron variant by causing “challenges” to the sharing of laboratory samples from South Africa that can help get better grips on the new variant.