Latest "new COVID variant" News

01/24/2022

New Covid variants ‘not far away’ – WHO envoy

The WHO special envoy on Covid has warned that new variants are “not far away,” urging officials to not suggest the virus is now “weak.”

Source: RT

01/10/2022

A new COVID variant combines delta and omicron. Or maybe it doesn’t. Experts debate ‘deltacron.’

A new variant or lab error?

Source: nj.com

01/06/2022

Oh No, What Now? Everything We Know About Flurona and IHU, the New COVID Variant

Source: Google News

01/05/2022

New COVID variant ‘IHU’ with 46 mutations detected in France

Experts are keeping a wary eye on yet another COVID variant that was detected in France in November, this one with 46 mutations.

Source: New York Daily News

01/03/2022

French scientists report new COVID variant traced to Cameroon

Yet another strain of the COVID-19 virus has emerged in France, after the case was discovered in a person returning from travel in the West African nation of Cameroon.The new strain has now been ident...

Source: Africatimes.com

12/21/2021

Omicron symptoms: What new Covid variant research shows us so far

Omicron variant symptoms may be different than previous Covid strains. Learn what you should know about Omicron symptoms and what to look out for.

Source: NBC News

12/20/2021

Omicron: 3 vaccine doses are not enough to stop the new COVID variant, warns BioNTech CEO

"We must be aware that even triple-vaccinated are likely to transmit the disease’” Ughur Sahin said, the CEO of the German company behind the mRNA vaccine produced with Pfizer.

Source: Euronews

12/13/2021

Experts warn Papua New Guinea is potential breeding ground for new Covid variants

PNG, where less than 5% of the adult population is vaccinated, is creating opportunities for the virus to spread and mutate, epidemiologists say

Source: The Guardian

12/10/2021

Is the new COVID variant really "milder" or is it mostly infecting people with prior immunity so far?

It wouldn’t be the worst news if the latter part of the headline is true. If people with immunity of one form or another have only mild symptoms after encountering Omicron then the vast majority...

Source: Hot Air

12/09/2021

How Deadly Is the Omicron Variant? - Has Anyone Died From the New Covid Variant?

Experts stress that it's too early to tell, but that the variant is spreading fast.

Source: Prevention.com

12/09/2021

Omicron variant: Traces of new COVID variant omicron found in Southern California sewage, scientists say - KABC

A professor at UC Berkeley says her team has detected the potential presence of omicron at sites in the Bay Area and Southern California.

Source: KABC-TV

11/29/2021

Are new COVID variants like Omicron linked to low vaccine coverage? Here’s what the science says

The emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, Omicron, has reignited global discussions of vaccine distribution, virus mutation, and immunity against new virus strains. Some experts have suggested the emergence of a new strain could be a result of low…

Source: Raw Story

11/28/2021

New Covid Variant, New Crypto Problems As Bitcoin, Ether, Solana, Cardano Enter Bear Territory

The Omicron, Covid’s latest variant, is threatening human lives globally and also advancing into crypto prices. The markets took

Source: ZyCrypto

11/27/2021

'SpiDex' - the drug cocktail that could defeat the new Covid variant

Scientists offer hope after trials show a combination of spironolactone and dexamethasone work far better than dexamethasone alone

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

11/27/2021

New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team

There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that's been made containing Covid-19.

Source: Politico

11/27/2021

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe.

Source: Associated Press

11/27/2021

Moderna says it will develop booster shot for new COVID variant

Pharmaceutical company says it is also examining using a higher dose of its existing vaccine against new strain

Source: The Times of Israel

11/26/2021

Covid Testing Company Says PCR Tests Are Effective Against New Covid Variant

Qiagen reaffirms the efficacy of its PCR tests against the new Covid variant.

Source: Barron's

11/26/2021

Black Friday On Wall Street: New Covid Variant Sends Dow To Its Biggest Drop Of 2021

A holiday-shortened trading day on Wall Street couldn’t keep bears from rampaging, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 905.04 points in its worst single outing of 2021. The major index closed the day at 34,899.34, off 2.5%, its biggest decline since O…

Source: Deadline

11/26/2021

Travel doors slam shut as new Covid variant triggers alarm, stranding hundreds of passengers

The European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of the variant, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

Stocks sink, with the Dow briefly down 1,000 points, as a new COVID variant raises fears of more economic disruption

Investors were uncertain whether the new Omicron variant could potentially reverse months of progress at getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

Source: USA Today

11/26/2021

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.

Source: Associated Press

11/26/2021

New COVID Variant Causing Officials to Lose Their Minds Once Again

The UK and Israel already banned flights from southern Africa countries.

Source: Legalinsurrection.com

11/26/2021

Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

A new Covid variant is sparking travel curbs just as many countries were welcoming back visitors.

Source: CNBC

11/26/2021

European stocks plummet amid concerns over new Covid variant

CNBC's Karen Tso joins 'Squawk Box' to break down the latest market sell off in Europe as investors react to a new coronavirus variant, known as B.1.1.529.

Source: YouTube

11/26/2021

Bitcoin enters bear market territory as risk assets plunge on new Covid variant

The cryptocurrency is down 20% from an all-time high of nearly $69,000 which it hit earlier this month.

Source: CNBC

11/26/2021

Traders Push Back Bets on Interest Rate Hike on New Covid Variant Concerns

Source: Bloomberg

11/26/2021

Traders Push Back Bets on Interest Rate Hike on New Covid Variant Concerns

Source: Bloomberg

11/26/2021

Dow futures tumble over 800 points on fears over new COVID variant detected in South Africa

Oil prices slump, gold surges

Source: MarketWatch

11/26/2021

Dow futures plunge 400 points amid fears of new Covid variant found in South Africa

U.S. stock futures dropped in overnight trading on Thursday amid renewed Covid fears over a new variant found in South Africa.

Source: CNBC

11/25/2021

WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with 'a large number of mutations'

The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the spike protein, officials said Thursday.

Source: CNBC

10/30/2021

New COVID variant resistant to vaccines will come soon, expert says

Welsh first minister said a new COVID variant more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines will appear soon.

Source: Deseret News

10/29/2021

Unequal vaccine distribution: A boost for new COVID variants? | COVID-19 Special

The global disparity in vaccinations has left billions of people in poorer countries vulnerable to COVID-19. Innoculating only half the world also increases ...

Source: YouTube

10/13/2021

New COVID variant detected in Louisiana; it's not an imminent threat, health officials say

A new COVID variant named B.1.630, first detected in the U.S. in March, has been sequenced by LSU in Shreveport. It is the first time the variant has been detected

Source: NOLA.com

09/22/2021

New Covid variant from Japan detected in Kentucky nursing home

Many unique mutations in the R.1 coronavirus variant empowers it to bypass antibodies in a victim

Source: Independent

09/22/2021

New Covid variant found in Kentucky nursing home has deadly mutations that could evade virus antibodies...

Source: The-sun.com

09/21/2021

New COVID Variant With Unique Mutations Detected in Kentucky Nursing Home

The new variant's additional mutations could give it an advantage in transmission, replication and immune suppression.

Source: Newsweek

09/21/2021

New COVID variant: What is the R.1 variant? Is it dangerous?

The new variant — titled R.1 — can evade vaccines and antibodies. What is the R.1 variant? Where did the R.1 variant come from?

Source: Deseret News

09/07/2021

Hawaii state epidemiologist explains new COVID variant, breakthrough cases and more

“Our current problems are really driven by delta, not Mu,” state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said on Tuesday.

Source: KHON2

09/06/2021

South African Scientists Say New Covid Variant Slows Its Spread

Source: Bloomberg

09/03/2021

Experts Identify New COVID Variant in South Africa – What’s Known So Far

As a team of South African researchers we have identified a new lineage of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. A lineage represents a genetically distinct virus population with a common ancestor. This virus may be designated as a variant in future, based …

Source: SciTechDaily

09/02/2021

Fauci says new COVID variant called Mu not 'immediate threat' to US

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that the new Mu variant of COVID-19 is not considered to be “an immediate threat” to the US.

Source: New York Post

09/02/2021

New Covid Variant Mu could be more resistant to vaccines I What You Need To Know

Source: Google News

08/30/2021

New Covid Variant Found in South Africa Has Concerning Mutations

Source: Bloomberg

08/30/2021

New Covid variant C.1.2 may be more infectious, evade vaccine protection: Study

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vaccines, according to a study. Scientists from National Insti…

Source: Deccan Herald

08/29/2021

New COVID variant detected in South Africa, most mutated variant so far

The C.1.2 variant first detected in South Africa is more mutated compared to the original virus than any other known variant.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

08/27/2021

Delta Airlines CEO Refuses to Refer to New COVID Variant as Delta

Source: Google News

08/25/2021

Pfizer’s CEO says new COVID variant could evade vaccines

A coronavirus variant that evades the current COVID vaccines could come soon, Pfizer CEO said about new COVID-19 variants.

Source: Deseret News

08/20/2021

New COVID variants, Lambda and B.1.621, found in US

The urgency to get the unvaccinated, vaccinated, is growing as two new variants emerge in the U.S.

Source: WWLTV.com

08/10/2021

Tokyo Deliberately Left Deadly New COVID Variant Out of Press Briefings During Olympics

Even after a Lambda case was conclusively identified at the airport, the government omitted the findings from two press releases, reluctant to raise alarms during the Olympics.

Source: Daily Beast

08/10/2021

New COVID variants may create doomsday variants, ‘forever virus’

Larry Brilliant, a well-known epidemiologist, said COVID might be a “forever virus” and create new variants that are similar to “doomesday variants.”

Source: Deseret News

08/09/2021

Top Chinese Virologist Known as 'Bat Woman' Warns New COVID Variants Will Keep Emerging

Shi Zhengli, who works at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said evolving variants mean the public should not hesitate to get vaccinated.

Source: Newsweek

08/05/2021

New COVID variants Epsilon, Lambda may be resistant to vaccines, early lab studies show

Early studies have shown that the Epsilon and Lambda variants have developed a resistance to vaccines.

Source: syracuse.com

08/05/2021

New COVID variants Epsilon, Lambda may be resistant to vaccines, early lab studies show

Early studies have shown that the Epsilon and Lambda variants have developed a resistance to vaccines.

Source: mlive.com

08/05/2021

New COVID variants Epsilon, Lambda may be resistant to vaccines, early lab studies show

Early studies have shown that the Epsilon and Lambda variants have developed a resistance to vaccines.

Source: nj.com

08/02/2021

Health experts fear unlocked England could become an incubator for new Covid variants

England's relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions is risking the emergence of new, potentially more dangerous variants of the virus, scientists have warned.

Source: CNBC

07/29/2021

B.1.621: New Covid variant detected in Florida - here’s what you need to know

The variant now accounts for 10% of South Florida infections

Source: Independent

07/03/2021

Sure Signs You Have the New COVID Variant | Eat This Not That

With a new COVID-19 variant proving "more transmissible"—and breakthrough cases possible, though apparently unlikely, even...

Source: Eatthis.com

06/13/2021

These 5 States in Danger From New COVID Variant | Eat This Not That

The Delta variant of the coronavirus (formerly known as the Indian variant) is up to 70 percent more contagious.

Source: Eatthis.com

06/10/2021

We know vaccines are working against new COVID variants. Now scientists are starting to understand why.

Source: ABC News

06/09/2021

New Covid variant and rising cases spark fears over U.K.'s post-lockdown reopening

The rise of the Covid-19 delta variant in the U.K. has sparked fears of a new wave and could endanger plans for a full reopening later this month.

Source: NBC News

06/04/2021

Fears as new Covid variant appears in Australia for first time

There are fears the variant could cause greater illness among children. Read more.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/11/2021

Abbott CEO says it has a team of 'virus hunters' to stay on top of new Covid variants

Source: CNBC

05/06/2021

New COVID Variant Found For The First Time In Colorado In Mesa County

Five cases of the B1617.2 strain first identified in India have been discovered in Mesa County.

Source: Colorado Public Radio

04/22/2021

New COVID Variant Shows Antibody Resistance, Illness in Young

Source: Google News

04/22/2021

New Covid variant detected at Texas A&M lab shows signs of antibody resistance and more severe illness in young people

Scientists at Texas A&M say they've detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of causing more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.

Source: CNBC

04/21/2021

UCSF doctor weighs in on new COVID variant identified in Texas

Researchers at Texas A&M University said it has genetic markers suggesting potential...

Source: SFGate

04/08/2021

New COVID variants concern Colorado health officials

The FOX31 Problem Solvers are asking experts questions about how dangerous COVID-19 variants are and if the current vaccines protect you from them.

Source: FOX 31 Denver

04/05/2021

New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'

COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.

Source: The Conversation Africa

03/30/2021

New COVID variant of concern identified in Lucas County

The B.1.429 variant was first detected in California. It's the second variant of concern identified in Lucas County in recent weeks.

Source: 13abc Action News

03/27/2021

New COVID variants could reinfect people every few years, expert says

Different strains of the coronavirus will likely reinfect people every few years, according to a British medical expert. Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, predict…

Source: New York Post

03/25/2021

New COVID variant discovered in Spokane County

A new variant of the coronavirus has been discovered in Spokane County through genome sequencing.

Source: KXLY Spokane

03/21/2021

Vets warn of new Covid variant's possible link to heart problems in pets

Specialist hospital stresses: ‘We have strong suspicion of transmission from human to pet, not vice versa’

Source: The Guardian

03/14/2021

How dangerous are the new COVID variants?

Dr Khan explains what we know about variants from Brazil, South Africa and the UK, plus a possible new one in Nigeria.

Source: Al Jazeera English

03/09/2021

Tokyo Olympics: Overseas fans 'are BANNED' to ease fears about new Covid variants

Japanese news agency, Kyodo, reported that concerns among the public over the spread of Covid-19 was a key factor behind the decision to shut the Games off to people from outside the host country.

Source: Daily Mail

03/04/2021

T-cells recognise new Covid variants, study finds

A crucial wing of the immune system appears to be just as good at recognising all the new coronavirus variants, a study has found.In laboratory tests, T-cell responses in those vaccinated or

Source: The Times

03/01/2021

Fauci says Biden administration is taking new Covid variant in New York 'very seriously'

Fauci said the New York strain likely originated in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the uppermost area of Manhattan, before spreading to other boroughs.

Source: CNBC

02/26/2021

New COVID variant found in Hawaii - Honolulu Star

A new COVID variant thought to have originated in Brazil has been confirmed in Hawaii.

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

02/25/2021

New COVID Variant Detected In New York City

Source: Google News

02/12/2021

New COVID variant with 5 mutations identified in California

Study authors are testing to verify the strain is not more infectious or faster growing than other strains.

Source: Umn.edu

02/11/2021

Pfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new Covid variants

Study finds patients have strong T-cell response after one jab, and second boosts antibody response

Source: The Guardian

02/07/2021

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New COVID Variant Found in Lake County, Super Bowl Parties Discouraged

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

Source: NBC Chicago

02/04/2021

Live updates: MDH urges caution about new COVID variants as vaccinations ramp up

Here are the latest developments with COVID-19 spread in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the monumental effort to vaccinate state residents.

Source: KARE11.com

02/01/2021

New COVID variants 'spreading as fast as planes can fly'

While these new strains are not more deadly, doctors say they are more contagious. Here's how we can prevent them from taking over.

Source: WLTX.com

01/29/2021

With new COVID variants emerging, do we need to double mask? A CNY medical expert explains

COVID-19 has mutated and medical experts say its new variants are even more contagious. Medical experts still recommend wearing face masks as one of the best ways to protect you from catching the virus, but is one mask still enough, or do we need more? Dr. Ph…

Source: CNYcentral.com

01/29/2021

As New COVID Variants Spread, Experts Recommend Double Masks, More Vigilance

Everybody including Dr. Fauci is saying that you ought to be double-masking if you don't own a KN95 or high-grade medical mask, due to the higher transmissibility of new variants.

Source: SFist

01/29/2021

New Covid variants are going to ‘hit us pretty hard,’ says Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez explains why the U.S. is “in for a tough ride” as new Covid variants spread across the country.

Source: CNBC

01/26/2021

IMF more upbeat on global economy, but warns new Covid variants could derail growth

The International Monetary Fund is worried about the risk new Covid variants pose to world's post-pandemic economic recovery.

Source: CNBC

01/24/2021

Researches warn new COVID variant may be more deadly - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes

The more dangerous variant could become the predominant form of COVID in the US by March.

Source: wnep.com

01/22/2021

Brazil battling deadly new Covid variant and world's second-highest mortality rates - BBC News

Brazil has the second highest coronavirus death toll in the world and the country is struggling with a new variant of the virus and a devastating second wave...

Source: YouTube

01/22/2021

Report: New COVID Variant Arriving in US May Be Deadlier

The COVID-19 variant identified in England last month could carry a higher risk of causing death although data is limited, according to one of the government's scientific advisory groups, ITV political editor Robert Peston said on Twitter on Friday.While the …

Source: Newsmax

01/22/2021

Boris Johnson says some evidence new Covid variant in the UK may be more deadly

There is "some evidence" a new Covid variant first identified in the U.K. could be more deadly than the original strain, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday.

Source: CNBC

01/21/2021

How Bad Are All These New COVID Variants?

Viruses mutate; so does everything, really. But experts are now concerned about a few of the thousands of coronavirus variants that have turned up around the world. We wrote about the UK variant last month; now there are more, including one in Los Angeles. Yo…

Source: Lifehacker.com

01/15/2021

US CDC warns new COVID variant could be dominant strain by March

The US CDC says a more transmissible COVID-19 variant first discovered in the UK has been found in 10 states.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/15/2021

New COVID Variant in U.S. May Now Be Dominant Form, Scientists Say

"It's definitely home-grown and widespread," said researcher Keith Gagnon from Southern Illinois University.

Source: Newsweek

01/15/2021

A new Covid variant has been discovered in Brazil — here's what we know so far

News of the variant in Brazil comes after two separate mutant strains of the virus were discovered in the U.K. and South Africa earlier this year.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2021

Indoor Gatherings Are More Risky With the New COVID Variant

Experts say indoor gatherings with people outside of your home are even riskier now with the new COVID variant making the rounds.

Source: Best Life

01/11/2021

WHO warns new Covid variants are 'highly problematic' and could further stress hospitals

Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Sunday that it discovered a new coronavirus variant in four travelers arriving from Brazil.

Source: CNBC

01/08/2021

Green issues correction, says new COVID variants not detected in Hawaii

The correction came after he said at least one case of the coronavirus variant first found in South Africa was detected in Hawaii.

Source: Hawaii News Now

01/08/2021

Australia locks down city of 2 million over a single case of new COVID variant

Brisbane, like all of Australia, had returned to virtual normality amid the southern hemisphere's summer temperatures, so it's keen to nip this problem in the bud.

Source: CBS News

01/07/2021

Could new COVID variants undermine vaccines? Labs scramble to find out

Researchers race to determine why variants identified in Britain and South Africa spread so quickly and whether they’ll compromise vaccines.

Source: Nature.com

01/07/2021

Nearly half of new COVID variant cases in the U.S. are in Florida. Experts warn of surge

Source: Google News

01/05/2021

Warren County: new COVID variant may be here - Glens Falls Post

Warren County issued a warning about the highly contagious variant of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after a Saratoga Springs jeweler tested positive for it.

Source: The Post Star

01/04/2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposes national lockdown on England to combat new Covid variant

If England doesn't implement a new lockdown, the nation's health system will become overwhelmed in 21 days, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Source: CNBC

01/02/2021

The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common

Though it's become the dominant variant in numerous parts of the U.K., the new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus has only been confirmed to be in...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/02/2021

More cases of new Covid variant found in the U.S., threatening to worsen nation's outbreak

"We can be fairly confident this variant is now everywhere," Mercedes Carnethon, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University, told MSNBC on Friday.

Source: CNBC

12/31/2020

'Safe to assume' new COVID variant is all over the U.S., says Dr. Sell

With the first US case of a new more contagious variant of coronavirus first reported in the UK, there are likely more cases across the country than currently being reported, according to Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of Johns Hopkins University. “Definitely,&rdqu…

Source: KOMO News

12/29/2020

New Covid variant does not cause more severe illness, study shows

Scientists in England have raced to understand new virus strain identified before Christmas

Source: Financial Times

12/29/2020

U.S. could be missing the new Covid variant ‘because the holes in our net are too wide,' expert says

A smaller sample of virus sequences means the new mutation could already be present in the country without having been detected, the CDC says.

Source: CNBC

12/28/2020

Britain smashes daily record with 40,000 cases as new COVID variant spreads

'This very high level of infection is of growing concern at a time when our hospitals are at their most vulnerable,' said a medical official

Source: National Post

12/21/2020

New COVID variant: What more do we know?

Scientists have warned the new strain of coronavirus could lead to tougher restrictions in the New Year.It also emerged that they are looking at the potentia...

Source: YouTube

12/19/2020

New COVID variant may be in countries beyond UK - science advisor

Britain's chief scientific adviser said a new, more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, which has forced the government to ramp up social restrictions in London and south east England, is likely to be present in other countries too.

Source: Reuters

12/19/2020

COVID-19: London and South East set for Tier 4 rules - as new COVID variant 'real cause for concern'

Sky News understands the PM will announce new measures for London and the South East with further restrictions around Christmas.

Source: Sky.com

12/14/2020

London to move into top tier of restrictions as UK identifies new Covid variant

Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday confirmed the move as he addressed lawmakers in the House of Commons.

Source: CNBC