A new CDC study found children who had COVID-19 were more likely to get diagnosed with diabetes a month or more later. Dr. Mary Pat Gallagher, director of NYU Langone's Pediatric Diabetes Center, says infections may create a “perfect storm” for diabetes to develop quicker — and “COVID is one of the viruses that maybe can do that a little more.”
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"We all, right now, have lots of questions" about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, said virus expert Dr. Michael Osterholm on the latest episode of his podcast. To name a few: "Testing, isolation, quarantine, schools, work, and is Omicron really that bad? Would we be better off just to let it run rampant and get through it?" The answer to the latter question is no, said the renowned epidemiologist, and he explained why Omicron's sudden omnipresence doesn't mean you should underestimate it today.
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Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It spreads way faster despite emerging on a planet with a stronger patchwork of immunity from vaccines and prior illness. Experts don’t know what the next variants will look like or how they might shape the pandemic, but they say there’s no guarantee the sequels of omicron will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them.
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Experts are warning that subsequent COVID-19 variants are likely to come after Omicron, AP reports.Why it matters: The warnings come as there's no guarantee that subsequent variants "will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them," underscoring the need for widespread vaccination, AP writes. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe chance of the virus mutating increases with every infection, raising concer