Health Highlights: Jan.20, 2023

What you need to know about XBB, the new COVID variant. The variant is much more infectious, and evidence shows it can evade human immune systems much more easily. Read more

Plane wastewater study shows how COVID restrictions failed. Tests of toilet tank water from flights entering the United Kingdom showed that steps meant to keep the virus from traveling among countries didn’t work. Read more

Poll finds nearly half of Americans unprepared for medical emergency. While 76% felt comfortable calling 911, only 55% knew hands-only CPR, and 47% didn’t know how to use a tourniquet or move a victim to safety. Read more

USDA getting tougher on organic food labeling. The move increases authority for inspections, record-keeping, product traceability and fraud prevention. Read more