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President Joe Biden will address the American public on Tuesday about the omicron option as COVID-19 cases rise to record levels after the holidays.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 1 in 100 Americans has tested positive for the virus in the past week. More than a million cases were reported in the U.S. on Monday alone, although many cases may have been postponed after the New Year holidays.

While the holidays have changed the number of people infected with COVID-19 every day, an increase in coronavirus cases across the country indicates a clear trend for another wave of the virus – and perhaps all cases are diagnosed with COVID-19 tests at home. not recorded due to. . Biden put it before the New Year $ 137 million to expand in-house test production.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with the White House COVID-19 Task Force before addressing the nation.

They will be informed about staffing needs and hospital capacity, resources being sent to states and local communities to expand access to COVID-19 treatments, and the latest information on the omicron option.

Also in the news:

► Facebook spokeswoman Marjorie Taylor Gringa was banned from posting or commenting on social media platforms for 24 hours after spreading false information about an ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

► A winter storm in the middle of the Atlantic on Monday caused flight delays and cancellations due to a shortage of airline staff due to a shortage of airline personnel, bringing the holiday season to its peak. According to FlightAware, more than 10,000 flights to and from the U.S. were delayed or canceled on Monday.

📈Today’s numbers: According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 56 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., or one in six people in the country, and more than 827,000 deaths. Global total: more than 292 million cases and 5.4 million deaths. According to the CDC, more than 205.8 million Americans – 62% – have been fully vaccinated.

📘 What we read: In anticipation of serious challenges in reopening schools in the face of the omicron growth of COVID-19 infections, counties are planning to step up coronavirus testing when classes resume in January. Managers are still trying to work out the details – big questions on security and logistics remain.

Keep this page updated for the latest news. Want more? Subscribe to the free Coronavirus Watch newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox and join our Facebook group.

COVID-positive staff may work after Rhode Island hospital declares staff “crisis”

Rhode Island State Hospital has declared a staffing crisis and informed staff with “mild symptoms” of the virus that causes COVID-19 that they may be able to work.

A note taken by The Providence Journal, which is part of the Network, told staff on Monday that “we have been officially notified”. [the Rhode Island Department of Health] We are in a situation with such personnel. “

The note came out on New Year’s Day, when the Department of Health made it clear that no hospital in Rhode Island had announced the need to bring in infected staff.

“No, so far no institution has informed us that COVID-19 is in a condition that requires the operation of positive health care providers,” Health Department spokesman Joseph Wendelken told The Journal over the weekend. “If the facility reaches this level, this information will be made public so that patients and their families can be informed.”

On Monday, Wendelken told The Journal that the information was clear but fluid at the time.

Lynn Blaise, president of the United Nurses and Allies, which represents more than 7,000 nurses and health professionals, said her union was “undoubtedly” opposed to the state’s decision to allow COVID-19-positive medical personnel to work.

“First and foremost, we believe it is very important to ensure a healthy workforce so that health workers do not transmit the virus to other workers and, most importantly, to dangerous patients who are prone to the most harmful effects of the virus,” he said.

– Catherine Gregg, The Providence Journal

Cases of COVID-19, test shortages are closing schools across the country

Many schools opened in person for the start of the spring semester on Monday, but their numbers suddenly shifted to distance learning amid an omicron-supplied increase in COVID-19 infections and subsequent staff shortages.

The public and academic mood is on the personal side of the study, and parent groups across the country are calling for schools to be open on Monday. But Detroit, Atlanta, Newark, New Jersey and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and surrounding counties, as well as private schools elsewhere, have returned to virtual learning for days or weeks, mostly due to staff shortages due to illness or quarantine.

“We understand that there may be some obstacles along the way, especially as next week there will be calls to inspectors across the country who are working very hard, with some schools having 5-10 per cent of their staff. may not be. ” Education Minister Miguel Cardona told Acesparks on Sunday.

Some districts, which aim to increase rapid testing for COVID-19 as a layered mitigation tactic, are also struggling to provide the necessary materials.

“There’s a problem with test materials right now, and it’s definitely affecting mitigation,” said Linda Mendonka, president of the National Association of School Nurses.

– Erin Richards,

Was the test positive for COVID? Do you need to isolate or quarantine?

A positive test for COVID-19 will begin a confusing, disruptive, and sometimes frightening process – something millions of Americans could experience in the coming weeks.

There is a difference between isolation and quarantine. Quarantine means keeping a person in close contact with a person infected with COVID away from others. According to the CDC, isolation means keeping a person who is ill or tested positive for COVID-19 away from others without symptoms, even in their own home.

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine if there are no symptoms. But the CDC insists that isolation is a necessary step if you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, as well as whether you have symptoms or feel well, and give a positive result.

In late December, the CDC reduced the time it recommended to isolate people, saying, “People with COVID-19 should be isolated for 5 days, and if they are asymptomatic or have no symptoms (no fever for 24 hours), do so. Continue for 5 days. Wear a mask when others are around. ”

Read the CDC’s updated guidelines on isolation and quarantine.

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