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January 6, 2023
With Carmen Paun Health experts say that XBB.1.5 is more transmissible than other Covid strains and encourage people to take precautions like masking up. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images EARLY SIGNS FROM XBB.1.5 — With the most transmissible variant of Covid-19 causing more cases across the U.S., public health officials are considering the possible impacts of […]
December 30, 2022
Dec 30 (Reuters) – Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 is estimated to account for 40.5% of COVID-19 cases in the United States in the week of Dec. 31, nearly doubling from the previous week, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed on Friday. Recombinants of the BA.2 variant, XBB and XBB.1.5 together . […]
December 23, 2022
Dec 23 (Reuters) – The highly-contagious Omicron subvariant XBB has surged to more than 50% of COVID-19 cases in the northeastern United States and risks spreading fast as millions of Americans begin holiday travel on Friday. In the week ended Dec. 24, XBB was estimated to account for 18.3% of the COVID-19 cases in the […]
November 3, 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the NIAID, responds to questions from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Greg Nash | Pool | Getty Images White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony […]
July 15, 2022
A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Dec. 15, 2021. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., […]
July 8, 2022
The BA.5 version of Covid-19 has become the majority variant of the virus in America in a matter of weeks, in a troubling development that comes amid what may already be America’s second-largest wave of the pandemic. It also comes at a time when much of the . . .
May 31, 2022
A new subvariant of omicron has continued to assert its dominance as the primary strain of COVID-19 circulating in the United States, making up nearly 60% of cases nationwide according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to new CDC data released Tuesday, the BA.2.12.1 subvariant of omicron, which […]
May 9, 2022
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 . . .
April 20, 2022
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 . . .
April 19, 2022
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 […]