In a report Thursday, the U.N. agency’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the figure as “sobering,” saying it should prompt countries to invest more in their capacities to quell future health emergencies.
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration that it hopes will prove two low-dose shots can protect babies, toddlers and preschoolers -- albeit not as effectively during the omicron surge as earlier in the pandemic.
“I think it’s beneficial that everybody wear a mask but the entire country is kind of in an uproar about it. Some people say everybody should and some people say we don’t need to anymore. I just got back from DFW and everybody was talking about it,”
Some travelers found the hasty toppling of rules confusing, and others were angry they weren’t given any warning, especially since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued to recommend masking on transportation.
Experts warn that the coming wave – caused by a mutant called BA.2 that’s thought to be about 30% more contagious – will wash across the nation and push up hospitalizations in a growing number of states in the coming weeks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was extending the order to allow more time to study the BA.2 omicron subvariant that is now responsible for the vast majority of cases in the U.S.