The CDC now recommends that most people over the age of 12 wait up to eight weeks before receiving a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
This is instead of three to four weeks.
New data suggest that longer periods of time may increase antibody production and reduce the small potential risk of heart inflammation in boys and men.
on the topic: What are the symptoms of the COVID-omicron variant?
Here are more of today’s COVID-19 headlines:
Scheduled operations may resume across the state throughout New York
Scheduled surgeries could resume across the state as the number of hospitalized with coronavirus declines, New York Governor Hochul said.
She said the state has about 2,200 hospitalized due to coronavirus compared to a peak of 12,000. The state has not seen an increase in cases since the abolition of the indoor mask or the requirement for vaccination, for which Hochul said she was “watching very closely.”
Future requirements to wear masks in schools, the next mandate, which may be revoked, will be assessed early next month. Hochul said that the deadline for making this decision remains the same.
The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon will return to full capacity
New York Road Runners have announced that the TCS New York City Marathon 2022, to be held Nov. 6, will return to full power of the 50,000 runners. The world’s largest marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages and abilities from around the world.
A new lawsuit challenges the end of the vaccine’s exemption from the mandate
After losing their case in federal court, opponents of the Connecticut’s repeal of religious exemption from child immunization requirements have filed a new lawsuit in state court to reinstate the exclusion. The lawsuit in Hartford was filed by We The Patriots USA and CT Freedom Alliance, as well as three parents of schoolchildren against state and local education officials. They say last year’s abolition of religious exemptions for children for schools, colleges and kindergartens violates the state’s right to freedom of religion. State lawmakers cited concerns about the growing number of parents claiming the release and health of schoolchildren.
Maternal mortality rates increased during the 1st year of the pandemic: a CDC report
Maternal mortality rates in the United States grew in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial differences that existed before the pandemic were perpetuated, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report examines data from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics and compares 2020 figures with 2018 and 2019 figures.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams could quickly ease COVID restrictions
Says the mayor of New York COVID restrictions may soon be easedbut it is not entirely clear what it will look like for the city.
It is not entirely clear how the mayor intends to soften the COVID rules, but he says things are going in the right direction. Asked if he was ready to give up the masks soon, Mayor Adams said:
“Yes, and I can’t wait for it to be done. I’m taking off my hat in front of New Yorkers. Through masks, vaccines, social distancing. We’ve been overwhelmed by uncertainty, fear of COVID. I’m really proud of how we responded as New Yorkers.” “York,” Adams said.
The mayor said he would receive more details in the next few weeks.
New Jersey updates the COVID-19 guidelines after the mask for schools
The New Jersey Department of Health expired its March 7 school mask mandate issued updated health guidelines to install K-12 and child care programs. School districts and school boards, as well as child care centers, should consult with the local health department and school nurses to determine if a universal camouflage policy is appropriate for their schools and children’s centers. Many factors should be considered when making camouflage decisions, including the ability of a school or child care center to maintain physical distance, test students for COVID, track contacts, exclude students and staff from or affected by COVID-19, and support proper ventilation.
How many times can I reuse the N95 mask?
How many times can I reuse the N95 mask? It depends, but on you should be able to use N95s and KN95s multiple times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health workers can wear the N95 mask up to five times. But experts say how often an ordinary person can safely wear it will vary depending on how it is used. Using the same mask to run to the grocery store, for example, is very different from wearing it all day at work.
If I am contagious, if infected with omicron?
If I am contagious, if infected with omicron? This is not yet clear, but some early evidence suggests that people may become contagious sooner than with earlier options – perhaps within days of infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people with coronavirus are most contagious a few days before and after symptoms appear. But, according to some outside experts, this time window could happen earlier with Omicron. This is because omicron seems to cause symptoms faster than previous options – on average about three days after infection, according to previous studies. According to preliminary data, this means that people with omicron can become contagious within a day after infection.
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