Allison Aubrey

Allison Aubrey appears in the following:

What the next pandemic phase means for case numbers, hospitalizations and the economy

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

This latest coronavirus surge has set back a return to "normal." COVID is never going away -– and that has implications for hospitals, schools and public health officials.

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With many areas of the country past the peak of omicron, what comes next?

Monday, January 24, 2022

Many experts warn there will be more infections on the downslope of the omicron surge, but we're on the path to the virus becoming endemic — and that should mean fewer interruptions to daily life.

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The federal government offers free COVID-19 tests and N95 masks

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Each U.S. household can order four tests from COVIDtests.gov. The administration also plans to give out 400 million N95 masks for free through pharmacies, grocery stores and community health centers.

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There are indications the latest COVID wave may soon begin to recede

Monday, January 17, 2022

Coronavirus cases are still at pandemic highs with more than 800,000 new cases reported daily. But there are signs this surge may begin to abate soon, and some places may already be past their peak.

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Want to get omicron and just get it over with? Here's why that's a bad idea

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Most of us will eventually get COVID but that's not an invitation to party with omicron. Here's why you might want to hang onto your mask and keep cautious a little longer.

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Public health experts say most of us will get COVID-19. What does that mean?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Public health experts say COVID-19 won't be eradicated, but studies show the omicron variant is less severe than delta, and there are ways to manage the disease — which will become predictable.

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There is a record number of new COVID cases as well as hospitalizations

Monday, January 10, 2022

The U.S. is averaging more than 700,000 cases of the coronavirus every day. And the number of people being hospitalized across the country, including young children, is hitting new highs, too.

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Experts say these changes could help the U.S. live with COVID

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The omicron wave in the U.S. will likely continue to the end of January, then start to recede rapidly. Former advisers to President Biden say a new strategy is needed to help the U.S. live with COVID.

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22 tips for 2022: How to make it easier to pass on alcohol

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The best way to support your loved ones who don't want to drink is to make sure drinking feels like a choice — not an obligation.

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The number of kids being admitted to hospitals for COVID continues to rise

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

COVID hospitalizations among children have increased 97% over the last week to 575 admissions per day. Infectious disease experts talk about treating children with omicron and who is most at-risk.

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As the omicron variant spreads, the number of children hospitalized increases

Monday, January 03, 2022

The U.S. is now averaging between 300,000 and 400,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day. That's leading to difficult questions over cancelling events and having students back in the classroom.

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With omicron surging, it may be another year to put away your New Years party heels

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

COVID cases are hitting record highs with about 240,000 people testing positive a day. But the omicron variant behind the surge may lead to milder illness, especially in vaccinated and boosted people.

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The CDC relaxes some of its COVID-19 isolation guidelines

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

As omicron continues to spread, the CDC loosened isolation guidelines. Some infectious disease experts say the revisions should come with stronger mask and testing requirements.

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The masking period of new COVID isolation guidance is where it may fail, experts say

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Infectious disease experts say the CDC's new five-day isolation period is "reasonable" but may fall flat because the mask period it vital, but people generally aren't compliant with mask requirements.

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Hospitals brace for a COVID surge as people travel for the holidays

Monday, December 20, 2021

The U.S. is now averaging 125,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. While delta is still surging, the highly transmissible omicron variant likely will become the dominant variant very soon.

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How to get your teens or college-age kids to take omicron seriously

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Your college kid just got home and may be a bit jaded about COVID. But your coming holiday visit could be a real risk to grandparents. Here's how one mom is getting through to her sons about safety.

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Health officials call omicron the most serious threat since the pandemic's start

Thursday, December 16, 2021

In three weeks, the latest coronavirus variant has spread to at least 36 U.S. states. Colleges are among the institutions taking steps to avoid new outbreaks.

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1st vaccinated nurse in the U.S. reflects 1 year later

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 shot given in the U.S. to a nurse on Long Island. She reflects on what's happened in that year and how her life has changed.

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Health officials worry omicron variant may be much more transmissible than delta

Monday, December 13, 2021

As omicron spreads and delta continues to circulate, the U.S. is nearing 800,000 COVID-19 deaths. But new survey data point to relaxed attitudes across the country, even amid new surges.

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Sandra Lindsay got the first U.S. COVID jab. Here's her secret to motivate others

Monday, December 13, 2021

Since Lindsay rolled up her sleeve to get vaccinated a year ago, she has devoted herself to motivating others, especially those who are hesitant, to get vaccinated. She shares five persuasive tips.

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