Question on COVID Transmission from Packaging Resurfaces
Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the possibility of COVID transmission from packaging. Read more below. Nitric oxide boosts oxygen in pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia. Inhaled high-dose nitric oxide (INO200) safely shortened time on supplemental oxygen and hospital stays among pregnant women diagnosed as having severe bilateral COVID-19 pneumonia, suggests a […]
Keeping Ill Workers Home Reduces Transmission of Both Infectious and Foodborne Diseases
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss keeping ill workers home to reduce both infectious and foodborne diseases. Read more below. To handle the rise in COVID-19 cases, the U.S. government is again sending free COVID-19 tests to U.S. households. In this 3rd round of free at-home tests, you will receive 8 tests […]
Number of Factors Keeping U.S. COVID Rates Low
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss TAG’s weekly matrix and the “gentle swell” of COVID in the U.S. Read more below. CDC: 58% of Americans have had COVID-19. New COVID-19 seroprevalence data from CDC show that the Omicron surge infected a huge swath of Americans, with overall seroprevalence rising from 33.5% in December of […]
COVID Vaccines: The Current and Projected Status
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the current and projected status of COVID-19 vaccines. Read more below. COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. last year. In 2021, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the U.S., as the Delta and Omicron waves drove the pandemic’s death toll […]
CDC Map Showing Low COVID Levels Across 94% of U.S.
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss low COVID levels across much of the U.S. with some regional levels of BA.2.12. Read more below. DOJ appeals federal ruling on transportation mask mandate. The Justice Department on Wednesday appealed a ruling by a federal judge that struck down the mask mandate for mass transportation, […]
Travel Mask Mandate “Outlawed” – What this Means to your Business
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the dropping of the travel mask mandate. Read more below. Declaring the COVID-19 travel mask mandate to be unlawful, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa said the mandate exceeded the authority granted to the CDC under federal public health law; that Congress had never […]
COVID Case Nudges No Cause for Behavior Change
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the current status of COVID and the conflicting news. Read more below. The CDC has extended mask mandates on planes through May 3 (NYT). The FDA has “granted an extension for the shelf life of the authorized” Pfizer vaccine; vials can be stored, frozen, at ultra-low […]
COVID Levels – Follow the Curve
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss following the curve. Read more below. Extending TSA mask mandate ‘absolutely’ still on the table. On Monday, a top White House COVID-19 adviser said that extending the federal mask mandate for all transportation networks, which is set to expire April 18, is “absolutely” under consideration. Centers […]
New England Cases Rise – What’s It Really Mean?
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss what the COVID case increase in the New England States means for the U.S. Read more below. New England states are reporting a sharp increase in daily COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron subvariant, BA.2. This rise in numbers (up to and over 40% in cases) […]
Global COVID Flattening, Showing No Rise in U.S.
Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the flattening of global COVID cases. Read more below. Asian COVID hot spots show signs of improvement. The pace of COVID-19 spread appears to be slowing in some of Asia’s recent hot spots, including Hong Kong, where the number of daily cases has been declining since […]