The spread of the new Omicron sub-variant is faster in the US
As reported by National Public Radio, BA.2 was found to have rapidly surpassed the original Omicron in South Africa and other countries and even caused a second wave of Omicron surges in Denmark, Xinhua news agency news.
Infectious disease experts warn something similar could happen in the US, raising concerns that the spread “could be on track to accelerate rapidly in the near future”, the report said.
Meanwhile, the risk of cardiovascular disease of all types increased significantly in the year following a Covid-19 infection, according to a study published in February of this year in the journal Nature Medicine that looked at the records. health of more than 153,000 American veterans.
Experts estimate there could be millions of new-onset heart cases linked to the virus, plus worsening illness for many already affected.
The Washington Post quoted Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, president of the American Heart Association as saying: “We are expecting a tidal wave of cardiovascular events in the coming years from direct causes. and indirectly of Covid.
While New York state has begun to lift Covid-19 restrictions, not all residents support this decision, The New York Times recently reported.
According to a new poll released Tuesday by the Siena College Research Institute, 45% of registered voters said the state should have kept its rule requiring masks or proof of full vaccination in areas where masks are required. indoor public areas, this was recently repealed.
Regarding masks in schools, 58 percent agreed to wait to review virus data in early March before deciding whether to expand the state mandate.
Sadiya Khan, an epidemiologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said: “I wish the pandemic was over and it might be safe to deregulate vaccines, especially in places where there is a shortage of vaccines. food page.
“This seems like a move to promote the normal without really having the normal.”