With Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses for children 5 to 11 years of age expected to arrive in the Omaha-metro within the coming days, doctors working hard to get parents on board are desperate to dispel myths and misinformation.
At the end of a news conference that highlighted the importance of data reporting availability to Nebraska’s COVID-19 response, Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday defended the state’s decision to scale back its COVID-19 dashboard.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska has increased in each of the past ten weeks, and the total nearly doubled over the past two weeks as the highly contagious delta variant of the virus continues to spread.
In an effort to show the impact of the COVID-19 delta variant, UNMC on Thursday is unveiling simulations used as part of its work with the federal government’s first-responder training on how the virus infects people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.