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What COVID might look like in the U.S. once we reach the endemic phase

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If it feels like everyone you know has COVID-19 right now, you’re not alone. In many parts of the U.S., case numbers are going up, and much of that increase is being driven by subvariants of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. And this new wave of cases might be a… Read More

Louis, age 7, gets his COVID vaccine shot at Cincinnati Children's.

There are hopeful signs Ohio might be moving toward an endemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Dept of Health said there’s evidence Omicron is quickly moving through Ohio. In fact, Cuyahoga County now has the lowest case levels. But doctors say they are seeing signs that give them hope the worst might be over. Ohio Dept of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said… Read More

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff

Ohio’s top doctor said it’s a little too early to talk about COVID as an endemic in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The number of positive COVID cases in Ohio and hospitalizations has been going down in recent days. And there are some signs that the pandemic could be evolving to an endemic, an illness like flu that is always around but not causing serious threats to the health care infrastructure…. Read More

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci says COVID-19 won’t go away like smallpox, but will more likely become endemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top White House medical adviser, says that the COVID-19 pandemic won’t end with the elimination of the virus. Instead, he says that a less dangerous and disruptive strain of the virus will likely take hold and become endemic. Speaking Monday at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda,… Read More