Fauci challenges Fox News vaccine falsehoods: ‘The facts are stunningly obvious’
The top public health authorities in the Biden administration denounced misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines, following an anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C. over the weekend and a falsehood-laden segment on Fox News on Tuesday night that has been widely shared on social media.news.yahoo.com
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
Shorter COVID quarantines will help airports, hospitals, UM medicine professor says
The highly contagious omicron variant causes mostly milder COVID-19 symptoms and makes the patient more contagious for about five days — during the first few days before symptoms and up to three days afterward, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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
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.
Boosters will help but unvaccinated are a bigger problem, experts say
“Yeah, these people are going to be protected and the booster is going to likely help them, but the pandemic is still going to happen,” says Dr. Aarti Raja, associate professor of biological sciences at Nova Southeastern University.