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FDA head: Omicron is a “natural disaster… most people are gonna get COVID”

Enlarge / Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Getty | Shawn Thew) US officials are comparing the ultratransmissible omicron coronavirus variant to a natural disaster as the country […]

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Omicron is not mild and is crushing health care systems worldwide, WHO warns

Enlarge / World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (credit: Getty| Fabrice Coffrini) The World Health Organization on Thursday pushed back on the consistent chatter that the ultratransmissible omicron coronavirus is “mild,” noting that the variant is, in fact, […]

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Idaho COVID crisis: Hospitals overflowing with sicker, younger patients

Enlarge / A coronavirus preparedness tent setup outside a hospital emergency room entrance at Gritman Medical Center in the northern Idaho city of Moscow in March 2020. (credit: Getty | Education Images) Health officials in Idaho are reporting dire circumstances as hospitals around the state continue to crumble under the delta-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases. […]

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Pandemic of unvaccinated continues to rage as states set new COVID records

Enlarge / Emergency medicine specialist Dr. Davis Wein walks in a parking garage that was turned into a series of COVID-19 test tents at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. (credit: Getty | The Washington Post) As the hypertransmissible delta coronavirus variant continues its rampage through the unvaccinated, several states continue […]