They hope these new tests will be able to identify variants in a broader swath of patients, which could improve public health surveillance and help make better treatment decisions.
During this spring wave, case counts in schools are less reliable than at prior points in the pandemic.
Some confectioners are experimenting with THC syrups that can be added to beverages. Others are trying nanotechnology to make edibles with highs that are more consistent.
Anyone not infected during the first months of the year would still likely be susceptible to infection with BA.2 and other omicron spinoffs, hence why the city has moved from low to medium risk.
CityMD and GoHealth are adding charges, while CVS will keep these services free as it hopes for a new federal bill.
City officials cited an uptick in cases driven by the BA.2 subvariant as the reason for the decision.
The elevated risk level threatens to scupper the rollback of city and state health precautions and also comes as federal pandemic funding is evaporating.
The number of official cases started creeping up again at the same time that the positivity rate was trending down. Was it due to at-home tests skewing trends or something else?
Studies have determined wastewater is an effective tool to track rising coronavirus levels, but it’s unclear if it can replace conventional testing in New York City.
Health experts discuss whether this variant will stay in the background as New York’s winter surge peters out or lengthen the wave right as life is getting back to normal.
Gothamist obtained a ledger of payments the state made to its primary testing provider to understand how many taxpayer dollars have gone to support unvaccinated public workers who want to work in-person.
Other jurisdictions are reporting success with self-test reporting, but moving from pandemic to endemic could mean getting used to not knowing exactly where coronavirus infections are thriving.
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