Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

Troops have been deployed to London hospitals. Health care workers infected with COVID-19 are treating patients in France. The Netherlands is under a lockdown, and tented field hospitals have gone up in Sicily.

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Fauci vows more testing as COVID's Omicron hammers US

Top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci on Sunday acknowledged a COVID "testing problem" as the Omicron strain overwhelms the nation, and he vowed to make more tests available to Americans next month.

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COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

(HealthDay)—Following the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, decreases in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admission, and deaths were seen among older adults, according to research published in the ...

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FDA: N95 masks, now plentiful, should no longer be reused

The Biden administration has taken the first step toward ending an emergency exception that allowed hospitals to ration and reuse N95 medical masks, the first line of defense between frontline workers and the deadly coronavirus.

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Community exposures tied to SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity in HCWs

(HealthDay)—Community exposures, but not workplace factors, are associated with seropositivity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among health care personnel (HCP), according to a study published ...

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