January 26, 2022 – Omicron Reinfections, “Stealth Omicron” Sub Variant, KN95 Masks For The Super Bowl

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In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg, professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Topics today include:

  • Study suggests more than two-thirds of Omicron cases are reinfections.
  • Stealth Omicron” sub variant found in Santa Clara County.
  • Public health officials say Omicron has passed the peak in L.A. County but. transmission rate is still worrisome.
  • Fans attending Super Bowl at SoFi will get KN95 masks and will be urged to keep them on.
  • When should a vaccinated person who recovered from COVID-19 get boosted? It’s complicated.
  • New research hints at four factors that may increase chances of long COVID.
  • Omicron’s spread underscores the potential consequences of the global vaccine gap, experts say.
  • Op-Ed: China’s zero-COVID policy is a pandemic waiting to happen.
  • It’s too early to say whether CBD helps against COVID-19.

This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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