NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

New York City raised its COVID alert level to high on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after warning of the possibility, as a fifth pandemic wave fueled by the most contagious COVID subvariants yet tighten their grip on the metro area and the nation. The five boroughs had been in a “medium” COVID alert state … Read more

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

NY COVID Risk Level Rises Amid New Variant Threat – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 79.5% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs | National News | San Antonio

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs |  National News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / James Heilman, MD When taken within three to five days of COVID-19 symptoms starting, antiviral drugs like Paxlovid may keep people out of the hospital. But the medications aren’t perfect and might be hard to find. Maybe you’ve heard that the pandemic is over in the United States. (It’s … Read more

Nassau County COVID Cases Soar, NYC COVID Rates Climb – NBC New York

Nassau County COVID Cases Soar, NYC COVID Rates Climb – NBC New York

Almost 150 US counties now meet the CDC’s threshold for a high-risk community level COVID alert, marking a nearly three-fold increase in less than two weeks and a 79% increase since Monday, according to Friday’s federal data — and just one county of New York’s 62 fit the health agency’s low-risk standard at this point. … Read more

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing | Texas News | San Antonio

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Elliot Stoller Starbucks workers in Seattle rally for union representation. Bad Takes is a periodic column of opinion and analysis. “In my view, the union leadership at the bargaining table were behaving more like terrorists than partners.” – Ken Hurleyformer vice president of human resources and labor relations at … Read more

New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 73.3% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more