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How long can you test positive Omicron vaccines – NBC Chicago

What happens if you continue to test positive long after your isolation period is over?

Questions continue on COVID isolation and quarantine guidelines as the BA.5 variant is confusing. Meanwhile, there is big news on the horizon for a potential vaccination against the omicron strain.

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today:

Have the COVID quarantine guidelines changed? Here’s what Chicago’s top doctor says about the new variant

Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants continue to drive the rise in COVID cases, as health officials have noted that the new strains are highly transmissible and cause people to test longer.

Despite the subvariants, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said she does not anticipate changes to isolation or quarantine protocols.

Learn more here.

BioNTech Says Omicron-Specific COVID Vaccines Could Be Delivered As Soon As This Fall

The company that makes the Pfizer COVID vaccine says it could potentially begin shipments on a variant targeting the inoculation’s omicron as soon as this fall.

According to a press release from BioNTech, issued following an earnings call on Monday, shipments of the omicron-tailored vaccines could begin as early as October, pending regulatory approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

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Can you end COVID isolation if you still test positive? What you need to know about the guidelines

Still tested positive even after self-isolating for COVID?

What does this mean for your period of isolation and when can you start seeing people again?

Experts say some tests can remain positive for several weeks after infection.

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BA.5: Common symptoms associated with the current dominant variant of COVID

With the BA.5 subvariant of omicron dominating COVID-19 cases in the United States this summer, what are the most common symptoms being reported?

More than 80% of cases are currently caused by the subvariant, according to CDC estimates, and officials say the virus is apparently better able to evade the immunity given by the COVID vaccine.

The omicron subvariant accounts for an even larger proportion of cases in the Midwest, and some places in Illinois are starting to experience flare-ups, according to Chicago’s top doctor.

Here’s what we know about the disease.

COVID Rebound FAQ: What Causes It, Does Paxlovid Make It More Likely, and How Often Does It Happen?

After several high-profile cases of “COVID rebound” in recent weeks, many Americans are curious about how common the disease is in patients who test positive for the virus.

Although not common, a return of COVID symptoms after an initial improvement could occur in up to 30% of cases, and in some cases a positive test result can occur even after multiple negative tests, as was the case for President Joe Biden in recent weeks.

Here is what we know about the phenomenon.

Do you need a negative test after having COVID? What you need to know about ending isolation

If your COVID test is positive and you are self-isolating, do you need to test negative before you can see people again?

It’s a question many are asking after news broke that President Joe Biden tested negative and then tested positive again a few days later.

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COVID medications and treatments: What are your options?

Amid news that Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and President Joe Biden both received antiviral treatment for COVID after testing positive, many may be wondering what options they have for treating the virus s they contract it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people with COVID contact their doctor, stating that “medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a health care provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis to be effective. “.

Learn more here.

Do you need a negative test after having COVID? What you need to know about ending isolation

If your COVID test is positive and you are self-isolating, do you need to test negative before you can see people again?

It’s a question many are asking after news broke that President Joe Biden tested negative and then tested positive again a few days later.

Learn more here.

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