; Covid Update 6.13.22

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FDA scientists say Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine is effective, but also raise concerns

Babies Less Likely to Catch COVID When Born to Vaccinated Moms — Vaccination in pregnancy linked with 33-71% lower risk of positive test by 4 months

This New COVID Wave May Be More Like a Flood

Welcome to the Great Reinfection – A repeat encounter with Covid used to be a rarity.
But now that Omicron has changed the game, expect reinfections to be the new normal.

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 subvariants evolved to extend antibody evasion

“Battle Of Omicron” Being Won By New BA.4 And BA.5 Variants As Overlapping Covid Waves Hit U.S.”

New Omicron variants are so infectious that South Africa had a 5th wave even though 97% had antibody protection

COVID-19 was deadly to working-class Americans in 2020, researcher says

“Anxiety and Depression Raise the Risk for Long COVID”

New Hampshire, Vermont asked to test deer for COVID-19 – Maine is monitoring
the tests from other states, but is not actively testing deer for COVID-19.

New York’s COVID-19 cases plummet 36.5%, omicron wave receding across state

Alameda County becomes first Bay Area county to mandate masks again

Shanghai neighborhoods return to lockdown a day after restrictions eased

Physician Group Releases Guidance on Cardiovascular Issues in Long COVID

FDA posts new expiration dates for some at-home COVID tests – Depending on the
COVID-19 rapid test, the expiration date may have been extended beyond what’s listed
on the package. Here’s how to find out the right date.”

Pennsylvania governor tests positive for COVID-19 for second time

We Can’t Keep Getting The Same Formula in COVID-19 Booster Shots, Says Immunologist

Wastewater Testing Still Shows High COVID Transmission, California’s Epidemiologist Says –
Wastewater monitoring may show a clearer picture of virus spread compared to new county
data that relies on testing, which shows COVID cases may be easing

China slams new WHO report suggesting further investigation into Covid ‘lab leak’ theory –
New study is a U-turn for the agency, which was criticized for ruling out the theory last year
and has faced accusations of being too deferential to Beijing.

Beijing warns of ‘explosive’ COVID outbreak as Shanghai begins mass testing

Government asks schools to prevent heat illnesses by telling children to remove masks

Vaccinated People Not More Susceptible to COVID-19 Than Unvaccinated

Doctors say Santa Clara County could see COVID surge peak in late June

Moderna Says Their Bivalent Vaccine Works Against Omicron —
Preliminary data show immune response greater than current booster dose

Moderna says Omicron-containing booster outperforms current vaccine


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