AMA’s Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, explains what you need to know about the latest Omicron subvariant. Also covering bivalent booster efficacy, data from a new COVID study in Israel, and protecting kids from the flu as they return to school after the holidays. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.
00:00 AMA Update for Jan. 11, 2023
00:33 XBB.1.5 variant
01:31 COVID cases in the U.S. increasing
02:10 COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths
02:59 What is the most transmissible COVID variant?
04:03 XBB 1.5 variant symptoms
04:58 Have COVID symptoms become less severe over time?
05:56 Bivalent booster effectiveness
06:45 Israeli COVID study finds Omicron boosters cuts hospitalization in people 65 and over
08:04 China COVID crisis
09:43 Seasonal influenza activity still high
10:22 Flu shots are still available
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