⚠️KIDS HOSPITALIZATIONS—The “highly transmissible” #Omicron variant is putting disproportionately large numbers of children under the age of 5 years old in hospitals, a top South African government medical adviser said Friday. #COVID19 🧵
🇬🇧 | URGENTE - CORONAVIRUS: La Agencia de Seguridad Sanitaria del Reino Unido ha identificado otros 10 casos confirmados de la variante COVID de Omicron, siete más en Inglaterra y tres más en Escocia, lo que eleva el número total de casos en el Reino Unido a 42.
The Taoiseach had previously vowed that once a sector reopened, it would not be closing again.
Tonight, laying the blame on the new Omicron variant, Ireland takes a step backwards and a number of sectors take a big hit.
Good indoor ventilation combined with other public health measures can help reduce the spread of #COVID19 and other respiratory illnesses. Here are some practical steps you can take to improve the air quality in your space:
🦠 There’s a lot we don’t yet understand about Omicron, including its impact on immunity and what it means for vaccines. New data will be emerging over the next few wks, which could be misinterpreted w/o context. What we might expect & how to interpret the emerging data? 🧵(1/n)
It's now clear Omicron was already circulating in the US weeks ago, before it was identified in South Africa and travel bans were instituted.
What's less clear is why the punitive and purposeless travel bans are still in place. Rescind them. And thank the South Africa scientists
1. So clearly #Omicron is spreading at least in some parts of the US given a person from Minnesota seems to hae contracted it in NYC. At a LARGE animé convention. Presumably wasn't a one-off. @DrewQJoseph reports.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 65,990 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 16,055 new cases, which represents a 24.3% positivity rate. A further 25 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,994 to date. See more here:
BREAKING NEWS: New York City Will Now Require All Employees at Yeshivas, Catholic Schools, and Other Private Schools to be Vaccinated Against the Coronavirus..
A COMPLETE VIOLATION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES..
1/ As expected, we have a rising number of Omicron cases in 🏴 and evidence of community transmission. Health protection teams are working hard - through contact tracing, isolation & testing - to slow down spread while we learn more about the new variant
From Dec 7-Jan 9:
• Nightclubs close
• social distancing in hospitality
• table service only; 1m between tables: max 6 per table; one table only
• 50% cap at all indoor entertainments and sport, which must be all seated
• Covid cert at hotel bars/restaurants
Part of why boosters are so needed for the already vaxxed IS because so many are still unvaccinated.
But the same logic suggests govt should provide n95/ KN95s for the people who WILL mask, even while many won’t mask at all.
New variant, new tools. Optimize where you can.
Vaccines are a key tool for us to defend against new COVID-19 variants. I encourage everyone in #Taiwan & around the world to get vaccinated as soon as possible in order to protect both yourself & your community.
Announced today: @CAFreeland will share the Economic and Fiscal Update on Tuesday, December 14th. We’re focused on growing a stronger economy, tackling the rising cost of living, and making sure you have the support you need as we finish the fight against COVID-19.