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Fauci to retire from federal government in December

Fauci to retire from federal government in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday he will depart the federal government in December after more than five decades of service.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to offer different type of vaccine option for Americans

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to offer different type of vaccine option for Americans

Two years later, Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be approved for the general public, bringing with it a new type of vaccine choice for Americans.

WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’

WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’

The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril.”

Health experts continue to monitor COVID in preparation for possible surge

Health experts continue to monitor COVID in preparation for possible surge

Even though COVID cases are low and things like mask mandates in the transportation sector are dropping, health experts will continue to monitor case counts in the community due to an anticipated surge.

Nebraska DHHS using genomic and wastewater surveillance to track COVID-19

Nebraska DHHS using genomic and wastewater surveillance to track COVID-19

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announces the use of two tools to track COVID-19.

Omaha church honors Nebraskans lost to COVID-19 with 4,050 flags

Omaha church honors Nebraskans lost to COVID-19 with 4,050 flags

An Omaha church remembered the Nebraskans who have died of COVID-19 by planting 4,050 flags in the shape of the state of Nebraska.

The cranes are returning. Will the tourists?

The cranes are returning. Will the tourists?

People in the Platte River's Big Bend region look to the sky in early March when they hear familiar notes sung by a few high-flying sandhill cranes. They know the full-throated chorus isn't far behind.

State officials optimistic virus numbers will keep improving

State officials optimistic virus numbers will keep improving

COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continue to plummet in Nebraska following last month’s peak, and state health officials are optimistic they will improve yet more going into the summer.

State senators pass COVID-19 vaccine exemption

State senators pass COVID-19 vaccine exemption

Senators approved an exemption process for employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

CDC: Some people should wait longer for 2nd COVID shot

CDC: Some people should wait longer for 2nd COVID shot

U.S. Health Officials said some people getting Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should consider waiting up to eight weeks between the first and second doses.

UNMC receives $2.2M grant to address nursing burnout

UNMC receives $2.2M grant to address nursing burnout

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing has received a $2.2 million federal grant to address burnout among the state’s nurses as the coronavirus pandemic stretches into the third year.

Nebraska virus cases and hospitalizations continue falling

Nebraska virus cases and hospitalizations continue falling

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues falling across Nebraska in the wake of last month’s spike in cases.

Virus hospitalizations and cases still falling across state

Virus hospitalizations and cases still falling across state

The number of virus hospitalizations and cases continues to decline sharply across Nebraska giving hospitals some relief.

Nebraska advances vaccine mandate exemption for workers

Nebraska advances vaccine mandate exemption for workers

Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would let workers claim religious or health exemptions to employer vaccinate mandates.

Pressure on Nebraska hospitals eases as COVID-19 cases fall

Pressure on Nebraska hospitals eases as COVID-19 cases fall

The pressure is easing on Nebraska hospitals as the surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant continues to subside, but hospitals remain quite busy.

Docs to pregnant Nebraskans: Trust us on vaccine, not Facebook

Docs to pregnant Nebraskans: Trust us on vaccine, not Facebook

Pregnant women tend to get sicker from COVID than other women of the same age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Hospital CEOs say omicron surge may have peaked in Nebraska

Hospital CEOs say omicron surge may have peaked in Nebraska

Nebraska hospital officials said Monday that it appears the latest surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant may have peaked in the state, but hospitalizations remain extremely high.

US gives full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

US gives full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. health regulators on Monday granted full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.

Hits ‘keep coming’: Hospitals struggle as COVID beds fill

Hits ‘keep coming’: Hospitals struggle as COVID beds fill

Hospitals across the country are struggling to cope with burnout among doctors, nurses and other workers, already buffeted by a crush of patients from the ongoing surge of the COVID-19 delta variant.

World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant

World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant

Britain became the latest country Saturday to report cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as world governments sought to shore up their defenses by slapping restrictions on travel from nations in southern Africa.

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

Republicans fighting President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity.

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

That estimate by Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks around the country, underscores how long-term food insecurity has extended into every aspect of American life, including the military.

3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19.

9 people dead from COVID-19, mostly unvaccinated men

9 people dead from COVID-19, mostly unvaccinated men

The Douglas County Health Department confirmed nine more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

Nebraska virus numbers improve slightly but remain elevated

Nebraska virus numbers improve slightly but remain elevated

The number of new virus cases and hospitalizations improved slightly in Nebraska again last week, but they remain at an elevated level that is straining the state’s hospitals.

The Latest: Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

The Latest: Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

The government’s top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. decline, especially for those who are vaccinated.

Anti-vaccine chiropractors rising force of misinformation

Anti-vaccine chiropractors rising force of misinformation

Nebraska chiropractor Ben Tapper landed on the “Disinformation Dozen,” a list compiled by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which says he is among a small group responsible for nearly two-thirds of anti-vaccine content online.

Healthcare providers answer vaccine questions

Healthcare providers answer vaccine questions

Healthcare providers answered vaccine questions through a Zoom and livestream Tuesday.

DCHD reported another coronavirus death

DCHD reported another coronavirus death

The Douglas County Health Department is reporting another COVID-19 death. 

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