Infectious disease experts joined state medical officials for a discussion Wednesday afternoon on the COVID-19 omicron variant — how it is affecting hospitals across the state and what the next few weeks might look like.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday issued a report on its Health Alert Network stating that the omicron variant now accounts for 52% of COVID-19 tests sequenced in the state in the past two weeks.
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.