New versions of Omicron are again causing a surge of COVID-19 cases in South Africa, and studies show that these new subvariants are so different from the original version of Omicron that immunity generated from a previous infection may not provide much protection. Dubbed BA.4 and BA.5, the new subvariants are . . .

Unvaccinated children from 5 to 11 years old were hospitalized with Covid at twice the rate of vaccinated children during the winter Omicron variant surge, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The study was the latest to demonstrate that vaccines help keep . . .

Cases of “stealth omicron” continued to increase in the United States over the last week, with the CDC saying that iterations of the subvariant are now responsible for more than 90% of cases in the country. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimated number of cases linked […]

Black Americans were hospitalized at 4 times the rate of white Americans during Omicron’s peak. The new Stealth Omicron could be even more devastating for people of color | Fortune You need to enable JavaScript to view this site. Source link

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday said there is enough immunity in the U.S. population to provide some protection against the more contagious omicron BA.2 subvariant, which could help stave off another Covid wave that slams hospitals. “The high level of immunity in the population from vaccines, boosters and previous infection will provide some level […]

People walk in a shopping mall in New York, the United States, on March 10, 2022. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua) WASHINGTON, March 21 (Xinhua) — Black adults were . . .

Babies and children younger than age 5 were hospitalized with coronavirus at much higher rates during the latest U.S. surge, when the highly transmissible Omicron variant was dominant, compared with earlier periods in the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalizations of these children were about five times higher during the […]

The U.S. omicron outbreak has dramatically slowed, cutting wait times for tests. But health officials worry a new uptick in cases fueled by the BA.2 variant could be on the way. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images The U.S. omicron outbreak has dramatically slowed, cutting wait times for tests. But health […]

Fans arriving for the BTS concert at Seoul Olympic Stadium on Thursday.Credit…Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters SEOUL — Elated fans of BTS gathered on Thursday for the K-pop group’s first live concert in South Korea in over two years, an event that was expected to draw as many as 15,000 people — despite Covid restrictions that barred cheering, […]

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