Tag: Omicron

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • COVID Vaccine: How Effective Are They Against Variants?

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss how well the various COVID vaccines work against the variants. Read more below. The CDC estimates that, until now, about “60% of adults and 75% of children” have antibodies indicating that they’ve been infected with COVID-19 (CNN). Moderna has asked the FDA to authorize its vaccine […]

  • U.S. Seeing Only a Blip in Cases Despite BA.2 Dominance

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the “blip” in U.S. COVID cases, despite the fact that BA.2 has become the dominant variant. Read more below. FDA Authorizes Second Booster for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals. FDA authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people […]