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Bill Gates warns Omicron can cause the worst surge in pandemic | Oneindia News

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Bill Gates warns Omicron can cause the worst surge in pandemic | Oneindia News

Bill Gates warns Omicron can cause the worst surge in pandemic | Oneindia News

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned in a Twitter thread on Tuesday that the world could be entering the worst stage in the pandemic as the Omicron Covid variant takes over from Delta, spurring infections in the global community even as countries rush to vaccinate their population.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced via twitter on Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. He further announced that he is isolating himself till he recovers. #BillGates #Covid19 #CovidVaccination

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Increased Number of COVID-19 Deaths , Among Vaccinated Americans. CNN reports as COVID-19 vaccines became available, there has been a stark divide in deaths between those who received a vaccine and those who did not. . But experts say as vaccine protection has diminished, . more transmissible variants have made coronavirus deaths closer to an even split. In recent months, breakthrough infections have heightened risks for vulnerable populations. According to federal data, less than 25% of deaths occurred in vaccinated citizens during the peak of the Delta Variant. Comparatively, vaccinated Americans accounted for over 40% of deaths at the height of Omicron. Experts say those who have only received the first series of coronavirus vaccines may be three times more likely to die. Almost no one in this country should be dying from Covid. , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN. What we really should be worried about is getting the boosters that we need to stay up to date so with the new variants that we have... , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN. ...we don’t have unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations. , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN

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US Economy Shrunk in the First Quarter of 2022

US Economy Shrunk , in the First Quarter of 2022. The U.S. Commerce Department released its findings on April 28. According to the report, gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. fell by 1.4 percent during the first quarter. When the percentage is adjusted for inflation, GDP fell by less than half a percent. By contrast, GDP during the first quarter of 2021 in the U.S. grew by 1.7 percent. According to 'The New York Times,' international trade and inventories contributed the most to contraction. Decreased spending by the U.S. government is also thought to have played a role. Despite the numbers, consumer demand continues to grow. This is reflected by a 0.7 percent increase in consumer spending for the first quarter. Spending increased despite the onset of the Omicron COVID variant. Consumer spending is the aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean — it just keeps plowing ahead, Jay Bryson, Chief Economist for Wells Fargo, via 'The New York Times'. U.S. exports decreased due to strains on international economies. The moral of the story is that the Omicron wave, the war in Ukraine and new lockdowns in China were more costly for growth abroad than they were at home, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist For Grant Thornton, via 'The New York Times'. Despite the dismal report, underlying growth actually increased from the first quarter of 2021. Domestic spending was remarkably resilient. It actually accelerated, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist For Grant Thornton, via 'The New York Times'

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Here's What To Know , About Rapid COVID Tests , and the BA.2 Variant. Now that Omicron subvariant BA.2 is the dominant COVID strain in the U.S., you may have questions about the effectiveness of rapid tests. Exerts say that rapid tests are no less accurate when it comes to detecting BA.2 than they are with other variants. However, it may take longer for a BA.2 infection to be detectable by a rapid test. There's usually a day or two delay between when you might test positive on a PCR versus when you might test positive on one of these at-home rapid antigen tests, Dr. Celine Gounder, Kaiser Health News, via NPR News. But they do work to pick up an infection, and they should be used frequently, Dr. Celine Gounder, Kaiser Health News, via NPR News. This means that between the time a person is infected and a rapid test reads positive for BA.2, a person can infect more people because they are unaware they have COVID. One aspect about Omicron [including the BA.2 subvariant] is biologically, it likely is more infective than the other previous variants, Dr. Wilbur Lam, Biomedical Engineer, via NPR News. So the test might not even have time to pick it up before it jumps from one person to another person, Dr. Wilbur Lam, Biomedical Engineer, via NPR News. Experts seem to agree, however, that the accessibility of rapid tests and the speed at which they provide results should not be underestimated. . Because these things are more available than PCR testing, each person, if they're able to get hold of them, can test themselves serially, Dr. Wilbur Lam, Biomedical Engineer, via NPR News. That serial testing does end up mitigating the drawbacks of at least the accuracy of these types of tests compared to PCR tests, Dr. Wilbur Lam, Biomedical Engineer, via NPR News. Experts recommend if you're sick but continue to test negative, daily activities are fine as long as you do not encounter people who are immunocompromised. Experts also say that rapid tests are not necessarily inaccurate if used after their expiration date. A test will not go 'bad' immediately after the expiration date but will gradually degrade over time, Dr. Wilbur Lam, Biomedical Engineer, via NPR News

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Moderna Working on , Vaccine Booster That Targets, the Omicron Variant. The Associated Press reports that Moderna is developing an updated COVID-19 booster that offers protection against the omicron variant. On April 19, the pharmaceutical company released data suggesting that work on the updated booster was making progress. Prior to the emergence of omicron, Moderna had been developing a booster with added protection against the beta variant of coronavirus. According to the company, people who received that specific booster produced more antibodies capable of fighting a number of variants. AP reports that the omicron variant is able to more easily slip past the immune system's defenses than the original coronavirus. According to health officials, distributing boosters every few months does not present a practical solution to the mutating virus. As a result, Moderna and its rival Pfizer are testing "bivalent" shots which mixes each company's original vaccine with an updated omicron version. . As a result, Moderna and its rival Pfizer are testing "bivalent" shots which mixes each company's original vaccine with an updated omicron version. . Moderna's bivalent shot reportedly includes 32 variant mutations of the coronavirus. Studies on the new bivalent shots are currently underway in the United States and Britain. . Results from the studies are expected by late June

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People Urged to Mask Up, as COVID Cases Continue, to Rise in New York. CBS reports that COVID-19 cases were once again on the rise in New York as three major holidays converged in one weekend. . The city's Health Department handed out about 600 free at-home COVID tests as part of the "Easter Day of Action." . The effort to distribute an additional 6.5 million tests in April was joined by four churches amid the busy holiday weekend. The effort to distribute an additional 6.5 million tests in April was joined by four churches amid the busy holiday weekend. Passover, Easter and Ramadan overlapped over the weekend as the latest seven-day average of positive cases in the city hit 4.46%, up from 3.30% a week ago. New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan has recommended that New Yorkers once again mask up in indoor public spaces. New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan has recommended that New Yorkers once again mask up in indoor public spaces. According to Vasan, he believed the holiday weekend could send the city's risk level will from "low" to "medium.". CBS reports that it would be the first time since January's surge of Omicron cases that the risk level would be raised. . We are seeing an increase in cases driven mainly by the BA.2 subvariant. We're seeing cases rise pretty steadily. , Ashwin Vasan, New York City's Health Commissioner, via CBS. We are starting to message to New Yorkers that they need to be taking precautions, especially around masking in indoor settings regardless, especially when you don't know the vaccination status of those around you, Ashwin Vasan, New York City's Health Commissioner, via CBS. Hospitalizations are largely flat, maybe inching up a little in a few places. We're going to have to pay very close attention to this and see where this goes, Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID coordinator, via CBS

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Covid-19 Update: India reports 3,688 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours | OneIndia News

Covid cases are surging once again in the country. India on Friday reported 3,688 fresh covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours. With this the total tally of infections in the country jumped to 4,30,75,864. #Covid19 #Covid19Cases #India

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These Airlines Have Made Masks Optional [Video]

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These Airlines Have , Made Masks Optional. CNN reports that on April 18, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle struck down the Biden administration's mask mandates for planes and other transportation. . Judge Mizelle said the mandate surpassed the CDC's statutory authority and was therefore unlawful. Following the ruling, several airlines announced they were changing their mask policies. . Masks will now be optional on board flights for the following airlines:. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. While we are glad this means many of us get to see your smiling faces, we understand some might have mixed feelings. Please remember to be kind to one another and that wearing a mask while traveling is still an option, Alaska Airlines, via statement. Face masks will no longer be required for our customers and team members at U.S. airports and on domestic flights. Please note face masks may still be required based on local ordinances, or when traveling to/from certain international locations based on country requirements. , American Airlines, via statement. Southwest employees and customers will be able to choose whether they would like to wear a mask on flights, at domestic ​airports, and at some international locations. We encourage individuals to make the best decision to support their personal wellbeing. , Southwest Airlines, via statement

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