(J. Harris: Actually, state cases are up after the weekend.)
COVID and Smell Loss: What Doctors Want You to Know
(J. Harris: This article smells good to me. )
YOUR LOCAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST:
State of Affairs: COVID-19, MPX, and …Polio
” …What’s next? One Omicron subvariant, called BA.4.6, is taking hold in the U.S. It doesn’t have a mutation on the spike protein, but another mutation is giving it a slight advantage, causing a very slow take over. We don’t think this will cause a wave, but BA.4.6 may become dominant…
(J. Harris: She has nice, brief summaries which are understandable and seem accurate to me. )
1. Omicron-specific Covid booster shots are just weeks away. Here’s who will—and won’t—be eligible (CNBC) Newly updated Covid booster shots designed to target omicron’s BA.5 subvariant should be available within in the next three weeks. That begs an important question: Who’s going to be eligible to get them? The short answer: anyone ages 12 and up who has completed a primary vaccination series, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson tells CNBC Make It. It’s unlikely to matter whether you’ve received any other booster doses or not before, the spokesperson says — but if you’re unvaccinated, you won’t eligible for the updated formula until you complete a primary series with the existing Covid vaccines.
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