Despite signs omicron causes milder disease on average, the unprecedented level of infection spreading through the country, with cases still soaring in many states, means many vulnerable people will become severely sick.
It's a bottleneck plaguing facilities all along the transitional care pipeline in Michigan. When beds in acute care facilities remain full, so too do hospital beds that could otherwise be freed up to allow for more admissions.
High demand for COVID screening and scarce supply have opened the door to bad actors, and officials in some states are sounding the alarm about dubious street testing operators that could put people’s personal data, their health or wallets at risk.
Foreign-born workers have long been a staple of the long-term care industry. But now, rather than relying primarily on word-of-mouth referrals, operators are creating more intentional recruitment programs for immigrants and refugees.
The clinical trial found that both groups showed increases in antibodies “slightly higher” than following the third vaccine last year. But it said the increased antibodies did not prevent the spread of omicron.