May 9, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The Biden administration is issuing a new warning that the U.S. could potentially see 100 million COVID-19 infections this fall and winter. The White House is sharing these estimates as officials are publicly stressing the need for more funding from Congress to combat the virus. With an anticipated rise in coronavirus cases driven by an offshoot of the Omicron subvariant BA.2, health experts say now is not the time to loosen precaution measures, especially as many people are attending graduations and other large gatherings this month. They also warn that cloth masks are insufficient against the new variants and that people need to wear high-quality respirator masks. (Articles here, here, here, and here)