Q&A: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky answers coronavirus questions – The Washington Post

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With another covid winter upon us, a new variant, XBB.1.5, is dominating the latest coronavirus surge in the United States. Although hospitalizations have started to decline, public health experts warn the country still faces elevated levels of the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses.
At 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will answer your questions about the coronavirus with Washington Post health reporters Sabrina Malhi and Fenit Nirappil.
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Send us your question below. The box includes a space for your name, but this is optional. Your question may be edited for accuracy and clarity. Please note that we cannot give personal medical advice. Bookmark this page and check back Monday for the live discussion.
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Alexandra Pannoni, newsroom talent and community editor, produced this Q&A.
Vaccines: The CDC recommends that everyone age 5 and older get an updated covid booster shot. New federal data shows adults who received the updated shots cut their risk of being hospitalized with covid-19 by 50 percent. Here’s guidance on when you should get the omicron booster and how vaccine efficacy could be affected by your prior infections.
New covid variant: XBB.1.5, a new covid variant pegged by the World Health Organization as “the most transmissible” descendant yet of the omicron variant, is quickly becoming the dominant strain in the U.S.
Guidance: CDC guidelines have been confusing — if you get covid, here’s how to tell when you’re no longer contagious. We’ve also created a guide to help you decide when to keep wearing face coverings.
Where do things stand? See the latest coronavirus numbers in the U.S. and across the world. In the U.S., pandemic trends have shifted and now White people are more likely to die from covid than Black people. Nearly nine out of 10 covid deaths are people over the age 65.
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