The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant in the U.S., the C.D.C. estimates.

Continuing their rapid march across the United States, the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant among new coronavirus cases, according to new estimates on Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of the week ending Saturday, BA.4 made up 15.7 percent of new cases, and BA.5 was … Read more

Over 10 million Californians infected since pandemic started

Fewer than 34% of eligible Americans have received life-saving booster shots Just over a third, 33.6%, of eligible Americans have received a first booster shot of coronavirus vaccine, even though public health officials say the booster offers essential protection against newer COVID variants, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About … Read more

Ukraine: Cycle of death, destruction, dislocation, and disruption ‘must stop’  |

“The cycle of death, destruction, dislocation, and disruption must stop”, underscored Rosemary DiCarlo. depravity of war Amidst a new wave in recent days of missile and airstrikes in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and other cities far from the frontlines, the senior UN official drew attention to the missile strike in Kremenchuk on a shopping … Read more

Should I be worried about monkeypox? A doctor answers questions as the outbreak spreads

The World Health Organization said June 25 that monkeypox wasn’t yet a public health emergency of international concern. More than 4,000 cases have been reported worldwide, with about 250 in the US And with public health officials unable to follow all chains of transmission, they’re likely to undercount cases. Everyone should be aware of its … Read more

BA.5 Fueling 6th Wave, Top Doc Suggests – NBC New York

A new COVID wave to be starting in New York City, fueled by the strongest subvariant of the omicron strain of coronavirus to date, one of the city’s top epidemiologists said Tuesday. The BA.5 subvariant, first seen in South Africa and then Portugal, is considered by some experts to be the “worst version” of the … Read more