COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The use of some monoclonal antibody therapies against COVID has now been discouraged. Updated guidelines from the NIH COVID treatment panel indicate that Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been shown to fail against omicron. The variant is currently responsible for more than 99% of COVID cases in the United States … Read more

Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | Getty Pictures According to scientists’ estimates, drug-resistant bacteria killed about 1.3 million people in 2019 — more than HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimate that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played a role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study, which was funded by the UK government … 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

A WHO official said we have a chance to end the Covid emergency in 2022

A WHO official said we have a chance to end the Covid emergency in 2022

WHO Emergency Program Executive Director Mike Ryan speaks at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on February 6, 2020. Dennis Balibos | Reuters A senior WHO official said Covid-19 will never be eradicated, but society has a chance of ending the public health emergency in 2022. Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda … Read more

Two people died from bird flu in China, three died in hospital

Two people died from bird flu in China, three died in hospital

China has reported two deaths from bird flu after confirming five new cases of H5N6, and the World Health Organization has called for ‘urgent’ action. Experts are concerned about the increasing number of bird flu cases among people in China and have warned that the strain could be more contagious to humans. Citing the Hong … 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

UK PM faces more revelations of COVID party shutdown reasons: LIVE | Corona virus pandemic news

UK PM faces more revelations of COVID party shutdown reasons: LIVE |  Corona virus pandemic news

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing more allegations of his office throwing “rave parties” while no one else in the country has been able to socialize due to strict rules on social distancing. US President Joe Biden said his administration will buy 500 million COVID-19 tests quickly to better deal with the spread of … 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