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Omicron variant peak not here yet, infectious disease chief says

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The area has not yet seen the peak of the omicron variant and as cases increase Pardee UNC Health Care is experiencing a heavy patient census, Chris Parsons, Pardee's medical director for infectious disease, said Friday. Statewide, data shows that the Covid burden on providers is higher than at any time during the pandemic.   Read Story »

Tags: Chris Parsons | infectious disease | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | omicron

Henderson County News

These people are protecting us from coronavirus

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Steve Smith, the director of the Henderson County Public Health Department, was in a coffeeshop on Tuesday when he met a fellow coffee drinker with a science background, retired from the pharmaceutical industry.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Health Director Steve Smith | flu | public health | coronavirus | infectious disease | Steve Smith