Omicron variant

Can new Omicron subvariants evade vaccine immunity?

6 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Why COVID cases are rising and what we know about how past infections and vaccines interact with Omicron BA.4 and BA.5.
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A city of 650,000 had zero COVID deaths until Sunday. Omicron's most transmissible subvariant yet finally overtook its defenses

7 hours ago   |   Fortune

Macau has recorded two COVID-related deaths in the city's largest-ever COVID outbreak.
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What's behind the rise in COVID-19 cases?

20 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

COVID-19 cases are surging again around the world amid Omicron variant mutations.
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5 Musts To Achieve Covid-19 Independence

1 day ago   |   Forbes

Far from cause for celebration, this 4th of July marks the 6th wave of Covid-19, with BA.4 and BA.5 variants leading the parade. The fact is that other strategies must be...
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COVID in Massachusetts: 1,678 new cases, 8 dead

2 days ago   |   Boston Herald

The state tallied 1,678 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths as metrics largely have leveled out around a midpoint between the recent highs in May and the lows two...
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Coronavirus FAQ: Can I get COVID outdoors? (With printable poster on how to cut risks)

Coronavirus FAQ: Can I get COVID outdoors? (With printable poster on how to cut risks)

2 days ago   |   NPR

We've heard for months that chances of catching SARS-CoV-2 outdoors are far less than indoors. Is that still true with highly contagious omicron strains? And if it is, what can...
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Space volcanoes: Origins, variants and eruptions

Space volcanoes: Origins, variants and eruptions

2 days ago   |   Space

Capable of both destruction and creation, space volcanoes are common on planets and moons throughout the solar system and beyond.
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Texas STAAR results improve in math and reading after pandemic dips

2 days ago   |   ABC

School administrators feared scores wouldn't see much improvement this past school year because of school disruptions caused by delta and omicron surges.
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Tweaked COVID-19 Boosters In U.S. Must Target Newer Omicron Types

2 days ago   |   Time

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest Omicron relatives. The Food and...
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Plug-and-play test for keeping track of immunity to Sars-CoV-2 variants

3 days ago   |   Science Daily

Many antibody tests have been developed since the pandemic started, but very few are designed to specifically detect the Sars-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies which prevent...
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I'm married to a wheelchair user - stop asking questions about our sex life

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