#Health Experts

Health experts track U.S. spread of Covid omicron subvariant

At least 22 states have detected a Covid-19 omicron subvariant, but health experts say it is not yet clear how dangerous it could be. Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton, joins News NOW to explain how the omicron subvariant differs from the original strain and whether the U.S. should be concerned about its spread. Jan. 27, 2022.
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49ers Playoffs: Health Expert Urges Safety For NFC Championship Gatherings

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – With just days away from this weekend’s big NFC Championship, health experts are reminding football fans to be careful as they gather for Sunday’s game, especially indoors. Millions across the nation are expected to watch Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers...
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Health Experts Monitoring Omicron Subvariant Detected in the US

As the United States continues to grapple with COVID-19, health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on BA. 2—an omicron subvariant that has been found in several countries across the world. The World Health Organization announced this week that it continues to investigate the mutations of BA....
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Nurse leader to host international conference on race and health inequality

Influential nurse leader Yvonne Coghill will co-host the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s inaugural conference on 7 and 8 July 2022. The conference titled Race, Racism and Health will be hosted by Ms Coghill and by Professor David Williams, who specialises in public health at Harvard University. Ms Coghill...

Meet the MPSD School Board Candidates

With the Manitowoc Public School District seats up for vote this spring, Seehafer News reached out to the candidates to answer five questions each. To learn more about the election dates, visit the MPSD website. The answers below are unedited and come directly from all seven of the candidates, who...

Can mental health experts help improve COVID vaccine hesitancy?

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A little over 65% of Lancaster County is vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials want that number to go up, and our local mental health experts could be the answer. CHI Health’s Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist, Michael Pella, says he has heard it all when it...

The future of COVID-19 as told by health experts

(KYMA, KECY/CNN) - Doctors and other health experts warn how far away we may be from a future where COVID-19 is no longer a national emergency but rather something easily treatable. Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Friedan said, "I am more optimistic today about the pandemic than I have been...

Health experts tracking new sub-variant of omicron

ABC NEWS– Health officials are tracking a new sub-variant of omicron that’s already been reported in at least 55 countries, including dozens of cases in states across the U.S. Some call it “stealth omicron” because of a unique feature that may make it harder to detect.

Experts warn UK at risk of new variants as Boris 'recklessly' eases Covid restrictions

Plan B restrictions in England were recently lifted after Mr Johnson, 57, announced the end of all Covid measures introduced to combat the Omicron variant. More than 300 scientists and public health experts have written a letter to the Prime Minister and senior Cabinet ministers raising concerns about the emergence of the Omicron variant and the threat that future variants may pose to public health, the NHS and the UK’s vaccination programme.

Q&A: Health expert answers questions about new omicron subvariant

Public health experts detected a new omicron subvariant of COVID-19 in at least 40 countries, including the United States, and they're currently studying its impact. This version of the coronavirus, which scientists call BA.2, is widely considered stealthier than the original version of omicron because particular genetic traits make it somewhat harder to detect. Some scientists worry it could also be more contagious.