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Will new COVID variants BA.4 and BA.5 cause the Bay Area’s surge to get even worse?

Will new COVID variants BA.4 and BA.5 cause the Bay Area’s surge to get even worse?

Two new highly infectious and immune-evasive coronavirus variants are now dominant in the United States, according to estimates released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and together they likely will drive the Bay Area’s long spring surge well into summer, health experts say. It’s not yet clear exactly what impact BA.4 …

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Bay Area can’t seem to move past COVID surge: ‘It’s like a slow burn’

Bay Area can’t seem to move past COVID surge: ‘It’s like a slow burn’

COVID-19 cases remain stubbornly high across California despite some indicators earlier this week that the state had moved past the peak of its spring surge, with the Bay Area continuing to outpace other regions with its rate of infections. “You have new transmissible variants and people being fed up,” said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious …

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MLB Power Rankings: The door is open for disappointing White Sox in AL Central; Red Sox surge into top five

MLB Power Rankings: The door is open for disappointing White Sox in AL Central; Red Sox surge into top five

The American League Central race — if we can call it that — is really shaping up to be … I don’t know. Something? A crawl to the finish?  Sorry, I shouldn’t be so rude, especially after the Guardians stormed their way to the top last week. Terry Francona’s ballclub through this past Wednesday went …

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WHO stops short of declaring monkeypox a global emergency as cases surge

WHO stops short of declaring monkeypox a global emergency as cases surge

Placeholder while article actions load The World Health Organization has decided not to declare monkeypox a global emergency despite a rapid rise in cases in Europe, electing instead to describe it as an “evolving health threat.” The announcement Saturday comes after the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met last week to discuss whether the …

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WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge

WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON — The World Health Organization is weighing whether to declare monkeypox an international emergency — a decision that could come as early as Friday. A declaration could escalate the global response as cases rapidly rise in Britain despite efforts to contain it. Britain, where almost 800 cases of the …

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Houston children’s hospitals face a summer surge more concerning than COVID

Houston children’s hospitals face a summer surge more concerning than COVID

While COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low, Houston’s largest pediatric institutions are preparing for a more concerning wave of summer infections already prolonging ER wait times at some hospitals. The rate of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, has doubled throughout Texas over the last month, based on results from antigen and PCR tests tracked by the Centers …

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