After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022
Delta Air Lines is reporting a $408 million loss for the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier expects to suffer one more quarterly loss before travel picks up in the spring and summer.
Furious Fauci Tears Into Rand Paul for Inciting Threats on His Life
Greg Nash/Pool via GettyDr. Anthony Fauci slammed Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for encouraging threats on his life by mounting vociferous public attacks “with not a shred of evidence,” telling the Kentucky Republican that he was “incorrect in almost everything you say.”Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was testifying at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, when Paul, an ophthalmologist by training, used his alnews.yahoo.com
Watch live: Dr. Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Walensky and other health leaders testify before Senate on U.S. omicron response
The top health leaders in the U.S. will testify before the Senate on Tuesday about the federal response to the omicron Covid variant, as new infections and hospitalizations reach pandemic highs. The Senate health committee will hear testimony from White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. Dawn O'Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services, is also testifying. The hearing comes as the CDC faces criticism for its public messaging on the pandemic, particularly its quarantine guidance. The CDC cut the isolation period to five days for people who have Covid, but it did not recommend people get tested before leaving isolation.cnbc.com
Walensky Dodges on How Many U.S. Covid Deaths Are Actually Caused by Covid
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, CDC director Rochelle Walensky faltered in explaining how many of the 836,000 U.S. patients whose deaths were attributed to Covid in the last two years had underlying medical conditions.news.yahoo.com
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.
CDC recommends shorter COVID isolation, quarantine for all
U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the country is about to see a lot of omicron cases.news.yahoo.com
Omicron accounts for 90% of Covid cases in some parts of the U.S., CDC director says
A test tube labelled "COVID-19 Test Positive" is seen in front of displayed words "OMICRON SARS-COV-2" in this illustration taken December 11, 2021. The omicron Covid-19 variant has quickly overtaken delta as the dominant strain of the virus across the U.S., accounting for 90% of the cases in some parts of the country, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday. The now variant makes up more than 73% of the cases in the United States as of Saturday, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, U.S. health officials said omicron accounted for 2.9% of all cases sequenced through Dec. 11, but later revised that number up to 12.6%. Walensky said the highly mutated and contagious strain makes up to 90% of the infections in the eastern Atlantic states, parts of the Midwest, South and northern Pacific states.cnbc.com
US faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances
The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, as it threatens to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row.
Should kids go trick-or-treating? CDC director says: ‘If you’re able to be outdoors, absolutely’
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that children should be able to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween as long as they’re outdoors and in small groups.