Brace yourselves, New Jersey: Another COVID winter is coming -
Sep 26, 2021 2 mins, 8 secs

But late 2021 is now looming close on the horizon and public health experts are issuing a cold dose of reality: Sorry, folks, but another COVID winter is coming.

With temperatures plummeting, people being forced indoors and schools now open for in-person instruction, the virus is expected to surge yet again this fall and winter, experts said.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diverged from the agency’s independent vaccine advisers to recommend boosters for those ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 because of workplaces or institutional settings and older adults, long-term care facility residents and some people with underlying health conditions.

Strom, the chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

The CDC is recommending people in all 21 counties wear masks in indoor public settings regardless of the state’s vaccination rates.

But several experts said they fear the numbers are likely to get even worse in the coming weeks and months after an anticipated increase in cases from the Labor Day holiday and as school gets underway.

I’m not sure,” said Stephanie Silvera, an epidemiologist and public health professor at Montclair State University.

The frustrating part about the likelihood of another COVID winter is New Jersey is among the top states when it comes to vaccinations.

More than 5.7 million people who live, work or study in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated as of Saturday, and more than 6.3 million people have received at least one dose.

Nearly 64% of the adult population in New Jersey are fully vaccinated — the sixth-best rate of any state, according to the Mayo Clinic.

And yet it still hasn’t been enough to stop the spread of the virus — especially the Delta variant, which continues to increase in prevalence in New Jersey with 99% of sampled cases in the four weeks ending Aug.

Delta has led to breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated people, although those patients tend to not to die or need to be hospitalized.

At present, a quarter of all new COVID cases are kids, Strom said.

Michael Conti Public School prepares for the school year in Jersey City on Monday, August 23, 2021John Jones | For NJ Advance Media.

Experts said they don’t anticipate any more widespread school closings, but rather more fluidity when it comes to outbreaks.

If anything, Strom and others believe controversial vaccine passports or showing proof of a negative COVID test will only increase in prevalence the rest of 2021.

“If businesses are smart, they will restrict their clients to people who are vaccinated, which will allow them to stay open,” Strom said.

1. Apple Releases iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 With SharePlay, ProRes, Auto Macro Toggle, Vaccine Cards in... - MacRumors
Oct 25, 2021 # technology 57 secs
2. Mortal Kombat Developer Potentially Working on Super Smash Bros-Style Game Called Multiversus -
Oct 23, 2021 # technology 33 secs
3. L3 Harris wins $120 million contract to upgrade Space Force electronic jammers - SpaceNews
Oct 23, 2021 # science 18 secs
4. Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions Sickens More Than 650 - The New York Times
Oct 21, 2021 # politics 44 secs
5. 'Bomb cyclones' and 'atmospheric rivers': West Coast braces for weather whiplash -
Oct 24, 2021 # politics 1 min, 9 secs
6. Inside the Google Pixel 6 cameras' bigger AI brains and upgraded hardware - CNET
Oct 22, 2021 # politics 1 min, 3 secs
7. Pig kidneys to the rescue? Groundbreaking transplant a step toward solving our organ shortage
Oct 20, 2021 # breaking 3 mins, 59 secs
8. Why Some Healthcare Workers Would Rather Lose Their Jobs Than Get Vaccinated
Oct 22, 2021 # breaking 19 secs
9. Microbes Might Make It Easier to Produce Rocket Fuel on Mars - Gizmodo
Oct 26, 2021 # science 1 min, 20 secs
10. Razer’s new Kraken gaming headsets bring controller-like vibrations to your head - Ars Technica
Oct 21, 2021 # technology 53 secs
11. Snarky iPhone 13 notch-related tweet from September comes back to haunt Samsung following recent Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra leak -
Oct 24, 2021 # technology 34 secs
12. Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago
Oct 20, 2021 # breaking 42 secs
13. Medical examiner and cadaver dog called to park where investigators found Brian Laundrie's items - CNN
Oct 20, 2021 # politics 1 min, 2 secs
14. Closer Look: Storage settings in Windows 11 - Neowin
Oct 24, 2021 # technology 3 mins, 40 secs
15. WhatsApp history can now be transferred from iPhone to Pixel & other Android 12 devices - 9to5Google
Oct 26, 2021 # politics 50 secs
16. Blizzard offers free BattleTag change to commemorate Cassidy's new name in Overwatch - Dot Esports
Oct 23, 2021 # technology 18 secs


Get monthly updates and free resources.


© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED