Omicron has become the most dominant coronavirus variant in South Africa, and at least nine omicron cases have now been reported in five U.S. states. But while an omicron surge is likely coming, experts say it's too early to know how this variant-driven wave might compare to others.
Almost a quarter of fully vaccinated U.S. adults have received a Covid-19 booster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll—and some areas may not have enough supply to meet increasing demand amid colder weather and the omicron variant.
Even though ivermectin is not approved as a Covid-19 treatment, some hospitals and health care workers have faced threats of violence, harassment, and even political pressure after refusing to administer the drug, Matt Volz writes for NBC News/Kaiser Health News.
More than 700,000 Americans may have lost their sense of smell after developing Covid-19, the World Health Organization plans to draft an international accord to prevent future pandemics, and more—in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
UC Davis Health has partnered with Amazon Web Services to open a cloud innovation center with a focus on digital health equity and accessibility, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Minnesota.