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 […]

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., […]

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 . . .

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 […]

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 […]

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