Expert weighs in on COVID tests and masks as Omicron strains U.S. hospitals

COVID-19 cases are hitting record levels in the U.S. as the Omicron variant spreads and hospitalizations rise. The CDC is considering updating its mask recommendations, and Donald Trump is speaking up about the benefits of vaccines. Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, joined "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest.

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Expert weighs in on COVID tests and masks as Omicron strains U.S. hospitals

COVID-19 cases are hitting record levels in the U.S. as the Omicron variant spreads and hospitalizations rise. The CDC is considering updating its mask recommendations, and Donald Trump is speaking up about the benefits of vaccines. Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, joined "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest.

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    bngr bngr says:

    English must not be your first language.

    wasana boxing says:

    Be safe

    C C H says:

    I’m Triple vaccinated and test it positive so what’s going on here already had the coronavirus then they are putting more coronavirus in me more and more and more

    Leesh says:

    I know many that have had the 3 💉 and got covid anyway. I had covid July w double covid pneumonia. I paid a high price for these antibodies / tcells. If they don’t work for me I ask the same question. Houston don’t we have a problem ??? 😳🚀

    Courtney Breitwisch says:

    What do you not understand about this?

    C C H says:

    @Courtney Breitwisch explain it to me please

    Courtney Breitwisch says:

    @C C H Also, it’s not uncommon that you’ve contracted Covid being vaccinated at this time. This is why we encourage vaccines for everyone because if herd immunity is reached then case rate is drastically reduced. Vaccinated people are much more likely to contract diseases when community transmission is high.

    Sheriwnds says:

    @Courtney Breitwisch Herd immunity is a pipe dream with this virus. The variants make it impossible.

    DUBLINMUG says:

    Sending rapid test to schools? What about the military Child Care Centers because we’re dropping like flies

    Sheriwnds says:

    Where did you get your information that they are dropping like flies?

    nosuchthing8 says:

    Do as you will. I will pray for the souls of people that wont take 5min to get a free vaccine. The side effects are horrible for the hospitals, doctors, nurses, non covid patients, etc.

    scentless apprentice says:

    Are you fully vaccinated? If the answer is yes, then what’s your issue? Per the media and these doctors, you have nothing to worry about and if contracted, you’d experience very little to absolutely no effects from omicron. It’s purely political plain and simple. They have people like you believing that people who haven’t taken the vaccine yet, for whatever reasons unbeknownst to us, are your enemies and should be looked at as instigators. No. Wrong. For all you know, they could have underlying issues and conditions that make the vaccines an ineffective and possibly even harmful remedy. No two people are alike. They are turning this into something its not and that is extremely unfortunate for everyone. Its purely political at this juncture. Even if one single person took the vaccine, the booster, and did everything they were told and it resulted in their death, blood clotting, or aneurysms, wouldn’t you want everyone to check with their own doctors first before taking it? I would. And people have died after getting the vaccine after complaining about horrible side effects. What may save your life and or my life, may be detrimental and even deadly to another person. You have nothing to worry about if you’re vaccinated.

    scentless apprentice says:

    @Jennifer unfortunately too many have been brainwashed into thinking the unvaccinated are somehow the enemy and instigate. It’s unfortunate. Im vaccinated because it was the most appropriate remedy per my own doctors request and advice..however, that may not be the same story for you and you should be able to make your own decisions regarding your own health. I don’t understand why people struggle with that so much and turn you into the boogieman. Its ridiculous. You do what’s best for you. Stay safe.

    M H says:

    Do me a favor. Don’t pray for me. And I won’t go to the hospital for Covid. Fair?

    The Community Of New Knowledge says:

    The mask and jab doesn’t protect you from the sun, UVA UVB UVC RADIATION

    Deez Nutz says:

    Pray for yourself. The vaccine won’t protect you from Omicron. I took the vaccine but I’m not taking the booster. Why would I accept any risks associated with taking any vaccine/booster if the docs are saying that both vaxxed and un-vaxxed can get sick from Omicron? So far, they say that the vaxxed patients experienced “slightly less severe symptoms”. If it’s “slightly less”, then that’s barely even noticeable for most patients. Yet, here you are acting like more vaccinations are the key to ending the pandemic. It’s not. Get this through your stupid head: THE VACCINATED PEOPLE CAN STILL GET SICK FROM OMICRON!

    The Outlier says:

    Stop giving orange 45 free publicity.

    Sheriwnds says:

    🍊

    Traci Ayala says:

    Our government sucks big time. No surprise unfortunately.

    Brandon Haygood says:

    Hey you just do what you told..or else

    Elmer Fudd says:

    Waste water sampling for the Omicron virus??? Please explain

    Leesh says:

    Exactly. What in the world ??

    betzi b says:

    Bad advice. You need at least a kn95 mask to work now…period…and come on doc…you’d have to be a cretin not to be able to figure out how to wear it correctly… and comfort just has to do with what you get used to.

    Thun Duh .5 says:

    Yeah, why so wishywashy about n95 style masks?

    betzi b says:

    @Thun Duh .5 and they wonder why people don’t trust them.

    HeartDoc Andrew says:

    “Expert weighs in on COVID tests and masks as Omicron strains U.S. hospitals” so let’s #ConvinceItForward

    Wisefamilie says:

    Darkness is coming, and you no one has the tools to break it.

    MFdd says:

    Omicron backwards: Norcimo, meaning “Perfection in all aspects, a way to appreciate someone while making it seem as though you are insulting them” The perfect deception.

    Anstapa Solivagus says:

    Less and less people falling for it.
    Now we recover from the snake oil plague.

    Ian Stoa says:

    I’m an expert, you’re an expert, everyone knows an expert.

    Kc says:

    In my mine what’s the point of Test since everyone or most will get it
    Test isn’t going to fix anything
    Before omicron maybe ?!
    Going to test or hospitals is more dangerous ! At least in my mind
    Mask stay away from gatherings and stay home !!!
    Don’t Travel stay home till it’s better!!! Wash sanitize and sanitize everything
    If you have to go to store market try to go early when there is no one but if possible stay home ! Don’t eat so much and don’t drink alcohol!!!
    Stay safe everyone! It will be ok think positive and again stay home don’t go out and again don’t drink stay healthy honest and caring no bias no prejudice no hypocrisy and pray for our home planet earth ! Yes ! Our/us/ we not us and them ! God is telling us to be one ! All inclusive no hate no bias no war no prejudice no hypocrisy no two faced but be truly honest transparent good hearted caring all inclusive us !!!!!
    Let’s make a better world of truly honest transparent world !!!! No stealing no cheating no anything and don’t throw trash everywhere no two faced selfish self serving lying ! No more me me me !!!!! Have true truly honest transparent remorse and repent !!! And so we will have hope happiness a bright future and that means for all !!!
    God bless our earth our home 🌎🙋🏻‍♂️🌈

    R. A. says:

    _“And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.”_ – Quran 31:18

    *Narcissism* (n.) – excessive, sexual interest in oneself and his or her appearance.
    Narcissism can also be said as extreme “Me, me, me and me” mindset.

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    _“And do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order: that will be best for you, if ye have Faith.”_ – Quran 07:85

    JOHN DOE says:

    Some of the worst infections in the world right here and much of these experts keep getting credit for a total disaster…

    g medeiros says:

    Frivolous waste of time and resources .
    Once you are sick take care of yourself
    Trust no one
    And stay close to G-d

    Deez Nutz says:

    There’s a spike in cases but the number of hospitalizations is nowhere near as bad as it was for the first and Delta strains.

    None ya Business says:

    Experts at what? Deceiving people?

    High Rise Media says:

    Props to the doctor for calling him PRESIDENT Trump and giving him credit for Operation Warp Speed and the vaccines.

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