The CDC is easing up on COVID restrictions including some that have been around since the start of the pandemic. If you’re exposed to COVID but don’t feel sick, the CDC now says you don’t have to quarantine. And they no longer suggest keeping 6 feet apart.
President Joe Biden’s administration is launching a renewed push for COVID-19 booster shots for those eligible, pointing to the enhanced protections they offer against severe illness as the highly transmissible BA.5 variant spreads across the country.
COVID-19 cases are up across Mississippi, and the spike is being felt on the Coast. When COVID-19 cases rise, you usually see more people wearing masks, and that was the case on Thursday at Edgewater Mall.
Dr. Thomas Dobbs from the Mississippi State Department of Health urges all Mississippians, but especially those 65+ and with serious medical conditions, to get boosted and tested and to utilize treatment options.
A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal approval may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused the other coronavirus vaccines for religious reasons.
In a report Thursday, the U.N. agency’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the figure as “sobering,” saying it should prompt countries to invest more in their capacities to quell future health emergencies.