Are You Prepared for a Future Wave of COVID-19?

Omicron BA.2 is the new dominant strain globally BA.2 has led to a surge of cases in Europe and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the US and around the world. Fortunately, this variant is not as deadly as prior episodes, and the likelihood of drastic lockdowns from this strain is very slight. In the future, however, … Read More

Do You Need Another Booster Shot?

FDA authorizes 2nd booster shot for those 50 and older and those with compromised immune systems For people age 50 and older, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a fourth Pfizer and Moderna dose (second booster) to help minimize the risk of hospitalization or death. The FDA also authorized a second Pfizer booster shot for people age 12 and … Read More

COVID Has Been Exhausting … Is It Truly Over?

We don’t want to cause alarm, yet we see that more COVID variants are emerging. Omicron-BA.2, a subvariant of the original Omicron variant that swept through in early 2022, is taking over other countries and rapidly spreading throughout the US. For weeks, case numbers in the US have been falling, and more states and stores are ‘reopening for business.’ Yet … Read More

What’s the Big Deal? Living with Long COVID

Some COVID-19 patients never get severely ill. They may not end up in the intensive care unit (ICU) or on ventilators. (Thank goodness!) Yet the impact of contracting COVID-19 may result in health issues many months after clearing the virus from their systems. These unfortunate patients are among those who have post-COVID-19 conditions, chronic symptoms called long COVID or post-COVID-syndrome. … Read More

Are We Really Out of the Woods?

Omicron is on the wane COVID cases are falling, down sharply from nearly 800,000 daily cases reported in early January. The Omicron variant spiked case numbers in January, leading to lengthy lines of people waiting for COVID testing. Individuals sought to know whether they were positive with this highly contagious disease by getting PCR tests through Ottendorf Laboratories and others. … Read More

What are Workers’ Top Concerns over COVID-19 Variants?

When your workforce is worried about COVID-19, your productivity, quality, cost, and service metrics will suffer A recent survey shows that employees remain concerned about COVID-19, with the greatest number wary about bringing COVID-19 home from the workplace to their loved ones:• Bringing COVID-19 home from the workplace to their families, 43%• Getting sick at work, 39%• Uncertainty about changing … Read More