Tag: Omicron variant

  • COVID U.S.: Surge Moving Westward; BA.4 and BA.5 Increasing

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the westward movement of COVID and increase of BA.4 and BA. 5 in the U.S. Read more below. Reporting Home COVID Test Results Can Be Confusing. Here’s How to Do It. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “strongly encourages” everyone who self-tests to report their […]

  • Cases Seem to be Improving and Moving Across the Country

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss how cases seem to be improving and moving across the country, as shown through the CDC community levels map and our weekly matrix. Read more below. Global COVID-19 cases fall 11%, deaths drop 3%. Since January, cases have steadily fallen over the world. Some areas of […]

  • COVID Showing Stable and Declining Global Rates

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss COVID-19 trends stabilizing and declining. Read more below. The CDC released research done on post-COVID conditions among adult COVID-19 survivors aged 18-64 and younger than 65, here are some results: Another figure shows additional areas of the body that were included in the research conducted. Independent […]

  • Levels Increasing, but Significantly Lower than Early 2022

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the trends of COVID based on TAG’s weekly matrix and the CDC community levels mapping. Read more below. Four global regions around the world have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases, including in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Western Pacific, The Americas, and the African region. The […]

  • COVID Variants Continue Impacting NE U.S.

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the latest COVID transmissibility data from both TAG’s matrix and CDC’s mapping. Read more below. Today, North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown as it’s acknowledging its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak (AP News).  COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Africa and the Americas. In fact, “16 major […]

  • Variants Continue to Evolve. What Does it Mean for Your Business?

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the continuing evolution of COVID variants and what this means for your business. Read more below. The CDC has put out more information on long-COVID and Post-COVID conditions. The CDC currently discusses Post-COVID conditions by: “Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes […]

  • Weekly COVID Matrix Shows “Smoldering” of Cases

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the slight increase in cases around the U.S. Read more below. The FDA is warning consumers of counterfeit over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostics (at-home) tests. Find out more about the tests that are now considered counterfeit. As consumers also have been wondering about the shelf-life/expiration of their at-home […]

  • 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 […]