COVID No Longer A 'Public Health Emergency' Local Expert Says“The virus is still here,” Dr. Aileen Marty explained, “but we have a lot of personal protection with the vaccines and from prior infection.”
Concern Grows Over New Omicron Subvariant, As South Florida Hospitals See Drop In COVID PatientsCBS4 has learned there has been a dramatic drop in the number of COVID patients at South Florida hospitals, but health experts are still concerned about the spread of the new OMICRON Subvariant BA.2.
‘Severe & Immediate Consequences’: White House Says Funds To Fight COVID At RiskWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said without that money fewer monoclonal antibodies will be sent to states, there won't be as many tests available to the uninsured and the country could even risk running short on vaccines.
Miami-Dade Lab First To Sequence COVID-19 Omicron VariantAcross the globe, hundreds of millions of COVID-19 cases have been reported since the pandemic began. During that time, five strains of the virus have plagued the world. Due to the fact that the virus is so transmissible, a process called sequencing has become a crucial tool used to identify new variants.
Closed Miami-Dade Jail Used As Sick Ward During COVID SurgeIn early 2020, when COVID-19 ran rampant within South Florida jails, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation wanted to evaluate how to curb the virus’ spread.
Omicron Variant In South Florida Appears To Be In Retreat, Not Out Of The Woods YetThe U.S. is now averaging nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 related deaths a day, a three percent increase from last week, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Stealth Omicron: What You Need To Know About The Latest SubvariantEven though Omicron is waning, the medical community in South Florida has an eye on a new threat.
CDC Monitoring Omicron Subvariant BA.2As COVID-19 cases decline in some parts of the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it continues to monitor variants circulating in the U.S. and internationally.
International Health Officials Investigating ‘Stealth Omicron’The World Health Organization has reported cases of BA.2 in at least 40 countries, including the United States.
Miami-Dade Seeing COVID Rates 5 Times Higher Than Summer Delta SurgeOmicron has become the dominant variant across the country and in South Florida. The CDC says omicron was responsible for 99% of the new COVID cases in the last week.
Florida Senate Moves Quickly On COVID-19 Legal ProtectionsA key Senate committee Thursday backed a proposal that would extend COVID-19 legal protections for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare providers.
Omicron Impacting Younger Children As Well As Those With Special NeedsThe chief medical officer at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is taking a toll on younger patients and those with special needs.
FIU’s Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Aileen Marty Finds Rise In COVID Cases AlarmingAs Omicron continues to fuel this latest surge, local officials, specialists are doing what they can to mitigate the spread.
Omicron Surge Not Stopping South Florida Restaurants & Bars From Seeing Steady BusinessIt's a tale of two pandemics.
Health Experts Say With Omicron, Cloth Masks Don't Cut It Any MoreWith the new highly contagious Omicron variant, experts say cloth masks do not cut it anymore and it's time to upgrade.