|Maine Medicine Weekly E-Update, July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022
Governor Mills Hosts 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit
Nearly 1,200 participants gathered at the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor for Governor Mills’ 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit this past Monday, July 11th. The event highlighted the urgency of responding to a crisis that took the lives of nearly 600 Mainers in 2021 alone.
COVID Hospitalizations Rising
The BA.5 subvariant is now the most prevalent coronavirus strain in the United States, has been the leading cause of rising COVID-19 cases in the United States, and is sparking concern about an increase in hospitalizations.
The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday that Maine COVID hospitalizations have risen nearly 30% in 10 days and Maine Public highlighted Maine CDC data showing hospitalizations in Maine have risen to the highest level in over a month.
The strain, which is considered "hypercontagious," according to the Mayo Clinic, is more defiant against messenger RNA vaccines – four times more resistant to be exact.
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