County expands COVID-19 testing to meet demand caused by Omicron | News

County expands COVID-19 testing to meet demand caused by Omicron |  News

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency continues to expand regional COVID-19 testing to meet the increased demand caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. The county has a network of free testing sites, whether they are pre-appointed or not. The newest test center is a site at Palomar YMCA in … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

NEW YORK (WABC) – According to a survey by the New York City Partnership, 75% of employers have delayed their return to office plans due to an omicron price increase. 38% of employers expect daily office attendance to exceed 50% before the end of March. 22% of companies are unable to provide an estimate of … Read more

South Africa has overtaken Omicron, and its good news may be a harbinger of hope for the United States

South Africa has overtaken Omicron, and its good news may be a harbinger of hope for the United States

Johannesburg – Only eight weeks after the world first heard about Variable Omicron subordinate Corona VirusWhen researchers in South Africa who discovered the strain notified world authorities, the infection wave in that country fell sharply as it rose. Not only that, but South Africa survived the fourth wave of COVID-19 with very little disruption to … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

NEW YORK (WABC) – A newly published study, by omicron of Scotland, found that unvaccinated pregnant women with COVID and their newborns were more likely to develop complications, such as hospitalization and death from the virus, than those who had been vaccinated. Currently, more than 20% of Americans eligible for injections have not received at … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

NEW YORK (WABC) – The National Guard has been called in to help relieve pressure in hospitals caused by the wave of COVID-19 cases from the omicron variant. National Guard medical teams are now deployed in 10 states, assisting in hospitals and medical facilities, according to the Army’s Northern Command. About 13,000 Guard personnel across … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Experts say US is nearing peak Omicron

COVID Omicron Updates: Experts say US is nearing peak Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The omicron variant-fueled COVID wave continues, but experts say we’re approaching a peak. There are 138,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID right now, approaching the epidemic’s high, and the United States on average sees more than 668,000 new cases each day. It’s a sixfold increase from just five weeks ago, but medical … Read more