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.
University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers have received a four-year, $3 million grant to study the impact of airborne biohazards in the development of lung disease and associated autoimmunity in military personnel, first responders, and veterans.
Gov. Pete Ricketts on Wednesday said the state is working to manage hospital staffing issues across Nebraska, including again setting up a transfer center so that patients could be moved based on hospital availability.
Following President Biden’s call for 100% vaccination rates in the nation’s nursing homes and long-term health care facilities, Nebraska eldercare industry insiders are anxiously awaiting details of what that mandate may look like.
“Even an individual that thinks that they are healthy, breathing in this air they can get irritated lungs, scratchy eyes, and maybe even some health effects they didn’t even know existed,” said Russell Hadan, Douglas County Health Dept. Air Quality Supervisor.