About 130,000 LAUSD students absent amid Omicron COVID surge

Soaring absentee rate hits Los Angeles schools amid surging coronavirus rates. #lausd
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The findings provide more evidence that wastewater surveillance can serve as an early warning system about the spread of new variants.
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Austria is the first country in Europe to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for virtually all adults, with unvaccinated residents facing potential fines of more than $650 this spring.
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A new study from California and New York found that people who were both vaccinated and had a prior COVID-19 infection had the most protection against the coronavirus last summer and fall.WebMD Health News
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Austrian lawmakers passed the European Union’s first law making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory as other member states ease restrictions in the latest wave of the pandemic. The parliament’s lower house approved the policy on Thursday with additional support from most deputies in two opposition groups. The far-right Freedom Party rejected the plan. The mandate will come into force next month, and officials will start imposing fines as high as 3,600 euro ($4,084) for dissenters from mid-March. The government will also introduce a lottery system to reward people willing to take the shot. After months of prepara...
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The scrapping of plan B is driven by the prime minister ’s political panic, not scientific guidanceNo one is under the illusion that theending of Covid restrictions in England from next week is driven by science. The prime minister ’s announcement on Wednesday was prompted by political desperation, not data. The daily death rate on Wednesday was reported as 359.Scientists warn that infections arelikely to resurge. While the level of infection across the population and health staff absences arefalling sharply, the chair of the British Medical Associationwarned that hospitalisations are double the level that they...
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This report describes early evidence of the Omicron variant in community wastewater.
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This report describes updated recommendations from the ACIP to the use of Janssen mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
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This report describes racial and ethnic disparities in receiving medications for COVID-19 treatment.
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New antiviral drug, developed by Novartis and Molecular Partners, built to resist viral mutations and variants.
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Emergency health workers blasted hours-long waits to transfer patients from ambulances to hospital ERs in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly 2-year coronavirus pandemic.Associated Press
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