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CDC: Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties high risk for COVID transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending masks for nearly a dozen counties in Upstate New York. Three of them are located in the Finger Lakes. Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties were included in the most-recent update to ‘high’ risk ... MORE
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COVID-19 variants are getting smarter and more infectious

Scientists have found that COVID-19 variants are evolving. These variants are more infectious and better at escaping antibodies. COVID-19 will be more like smoking than the flu How do we know? A study analyzed 1.5 million COVID-19 cases. They found that there ... MORE
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Can you get Omicron more than once?

Can people who already had Omicron get it again? Growing evidence suggests that Omicron may be able to infect those who have had it before. Does COVID-19 lead to long-term heart problems? How do they know? Lots of anecdotal evidence suggests that ... MORE
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How long is the COVID-19 booster good against Omicron?

The COVID-19 booster improves protection against Omicron. But how long does it last? COVID-19: new symptoms develop 1 month after infection Here is what the CDC says about length of effectiveness Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that effectiveness declines after ... MORE
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COVID symptom in children that signals Omicron infection

Omicron is still spreading, and children are getting infected too. There is one specific symptom that may help you identify if your child has been infected with Omicron. Moderna’s Omicron booster isn’t better than the original What to watch for Omicron acts ... MORE
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Moderna’s Omicron booster isn’t better than the original

Moderna generated a vaccine that is supposed to target Omicron specifically. This booster dose was tested in a small study but didn’t seem to protect any better than the original. New York drops mask mandate for businesses, other indoor public spaces Who ... MORE
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What is the most effective way to avoid Omicron?

A Japanese expert has said going back to the basics is the best way to avoid an infection from Omicron. Returning to the basics and strengthening other methods of protection should help to not become infected. COVID-19 loss of smell and long ... MORE
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COVID-19: Are my symptoms from Omicron or allergies?

Coughing, sneezing and having breathing difficulties have created concern among many parents, as they don’t know if their child has Omicron or allergy symptoms. How can we differentiate? Mysterious COVID-19 variant appears in NYC wastewater How can I tell the difference between ... MORE
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COVID-19: Omicron won’t be the last variant

Experts suggest that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 won’t be the last one we see. More variants will likely emerge after the surge of Omicron passes. More subvariants of Omicron are emerging Do I need to worry about new variants? Dr. Leana ... MORE
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More subvariants of Omicron are emerging

The World Health Organization is monitoring four subvariants of Omicron. The WHO says its too early to dismiss COVID-19, as they have their eye on Omicron’s subvariants. COVID-19 mask mandate: Hochul says vaccination rate will determine when kids can go to school ... MORE
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COVID-19: Hospitalization rates for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

Unvaccinated people are more likely to be hospitalized from the COVID-19 variant Omicron. Unvaccinated Americans had a higher rate of hospitalization especially compared to people who have been boosted. Why did COVID-19 take my sense of smell? How do we know? The ... MORE
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COVID-19: Exposure to one nasal droplet enough for infection

One droplet of COVID-19 is enough to cause an infection. People usually develop symptoms quickly after exposure. Omicron subvariant, BA.2, spreads faster than BA.1 How did they figure this out? A study was completed using healthy volunteers. They were intentionally exposed to ... MORE
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Omicron subvariant, BA.2, spreads faster than BA.1

BA.1 is what most of us know as Omicron. BA.2 is a subvariant of Omicron and is spreading more rapidly. Where can I find an N95 mask? What makes the variants different? BA.2 is 50% more transmissible than BA.1. Despite the higher ... MORE
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The Omicron symptom that is emerging among the aging

The COVID-19 variant, Omicron has a particular symptom that is prevalent among the elderly. Medical experts in Japan have noticed an increase of aging patients being hospitalized. COVID-19: Is muscle pain a symptom of Omicron? What is the symptom? These older patients ... MORE
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COVID-19: Is muscle pain a symptom of Omicron?

Muscle pain is now one of the most common symptoms of Omicron. The head, lower back and muscles are the most common places to feel muscle pain after a COVID-19 infection. Experts suggest normal life could return by spring Isn’t COVID-19 a ... MORE
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