Latest "omicron variant" News

05/16/2022

BNT162b2-induced memory T cells respond to the Omicron variant with preserved polyfunctionality

An analysis of memory T cells induced by messenger RNA vaccination reveals that they maintain polyfunctionality in response to the Omicron spike protein.

Source: Nature.com

05/09/2022

Two new Omicron variants are spreading. Will they drive a new U.S. surge?

The subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 may dodge immunity, especially in unvaccinated people, possibly causing a spike in infections worldwide.

Source: National Geographic

05/03/2022

Newer, fitter descendants of Omicron variant begin to drive their own coronavirus waves

There's no denying the numbers: Even with spotty reporting, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the United States.

Source: CNN

05/03/2022

Covid Omicron Variant BA.2.12.1 Spreading Quickly Across United States; Related Cases Up Nearly 100% In Past Two Weeks

In February, the first few cases of two new, more infectious variants were identified in the Northeastern United States. Dubbed BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.12.2, these sublineages of the BA.2 variant made up only 1.5% of newly-sequenced positive tests before March 19.…

Source: Deadline

05/02/2022

New immune-evading Omicron variants BA.4, BA.5 are likely in every U.S. state, an expert says. Here’s where they’ve been identified so far

Locations of probable positives from the CDC span from the West Coast to East Coast, including the Midwest

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/27/2022

CDC study highlights speed with which omicron variant infected Americans, and WHO warns testing is still crucial

Steep decline in testing is leaving world blind to potentially dangerous mutations: ‘ When it comes to a deadly virus, ignorance is not bliss’

Source: MarketWatch

04/16/2022

India's ‘warm' vaccine candidate effective against Delta, Omicron variants in mice: Study

India News: A heat-stable Covid-19 vaccine that is being developed in India and does not need cold chain storage has generated strong antibody response against co

Source: The Times of India

04/04/2022

The Omicron Variant Was Created In a Lab, Scientists Say › American Greatness

Many scientists who have studied the Omicron virus believe that the fast-spreading COVID variant was mistakenly or perhaps purposefully released from a lab. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson…

Source: American Greatness

04/02/2022

New mutant omicron variant XE could be most transmissible yet, WHO says

Just days after the BA.2 strain of coronavirus achieved world dominance, international health officials are already turning their attention to a new, mutant variant believed to be even more transmissible – XE.

Source: fox8.com

04/01/2022

WHO Covid warning: New mutant 'XE' Omicron variant could be most transmissible yet

THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning against a new mutant 'XE' variant of Omicron, that may be more transmissible than any strain of Covid seen before.

Source: Express

04/01/2022

Covid BA.2 Omicron Variant Likely Now Accounts For Majority Of New Cases In Los Angeles

The rapid growth of the more transmissible BA.2 variant of Covid-19 is continuing in Los Angeles County. As of March 12, the latest date for which data is available, 32% of local positive Covid tests that underwent laboratory sequencing turned out to be the r…

Source: Deadline

03/31/2022

New Mutant “XE” Omicron Variant May Be The Most Transmissible Version Of Covid Yet, According To WHO

The CDC announced this week that the BA.2 Omicron variant, which is reportedly 30% more transmissible than the original BA.1 Omicron strain — has become dominant among new cases sequenced in the United States. That’s a startling rise for a variant that was le…

Source: Deadline

03/29/2022

Covid: 'Stealth' Omicron variant BA2 is now globally dominant | WION Originals

A sub-variant of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide. It represents nearly 86 per cent of all sequenced cases. BA.2 is even more transmissibl...

Source: YouTube

03/28/2022

BA.2 Omicron variant identified in south Alabama

The new variant makes up more than half of all new cases in the northeastern U.S.

Source: AL.com

03/24/2022

Los Angeles BA.2 Covid Cases Jump 130% In One Week As More Transmissible Omicron Variant Spreads Across U.S.

Los Angeles County Public Health officials announced today that the county of 10 million people had finally begun to experience a trend that has already hit many parts of the United States: a rapid rise in the number of Covid cases attributed to the more tran…

Source: Deadline

03/21/2022

Omicron variant may last longer than previous COVID variants

Omicron variant may survive longer because it has a stronger foundation

Source: Deseret News

03/21/2022

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines proved very effective against COVID Omicron variant, study shows

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines proved very effective against COVID Omicron variant, study shows

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/21/2022

Symptoms of the New Omicron Variant Tearing Through Europe — Eat This Not That

The new Omicron variant “BA.2” has already become the dominant COVID-19 strain in the UK, and is tearing through the rest of Europe.

Source: Eatthis.com

03/19/2022

BA.2, a More Contagious Cousin of the Dominant BA.1 Subvariant of the Omicron Variant of SARS-CoV-2

A more contagious COVID variant could be the dominant strain in the U.S. within a month.

Source: Daily Beast

03/11/2022

What We Know About the ‘Stealth’ BA.2 Omicron Variant

The subvariant of Omicron is not yet causing a new surge in the United States and probably won’t.

Source: New York Times

03/08/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: How do you catch COVID?

The omicron variant is still spreading. So how do people catch it?

Source: Deseret News

03/07/2022

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

Source: Google News

03/07/2022

COVID: United States scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

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Source: India TV News

03/02/2022

Weaker Omicron variant is great news for the world, but bad news for Covid-related clinical trials

As the world cheers over the weaker (but still not quite mild) Omicron variant, with its reduced Covid-related hospitalizations and deaths when compared to the Delta variant, sponsors of clinical trials that depend on new Covid-19 cases to finish their work a…

Source: Endpoints News

03/01/2022

COVID symptoms: What symptoms to expect after omicron variant

What COVID-19 symptoms should you expect after infection?

Source: Deseret News

02/28/2022

BA.2 omicron variant: 2 new COVID symptoms reported

In the U.S., BA.2 caused about 4% of COVID cases for the week ending Feb. 19.

Source: AL.com

02/28/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Original COVID symptoms you’ll experience

COVID-19 symptoms might continue to show up with the omciron and BA.2 variant. Here’s what to expect from the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

02/26/2022

Studies reveal new 'stealth' omicron variant is 30% more transmissible. Should California be worried?

Stealth omicron, or BA.2, is now outpacing the original strain of omicron globally,...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

02/24/2022

Research Shows Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Is Not As Strong Against Omicron Variant

Kaiser Permanente study shows 3 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against hospitalization from omicron or delta. New Kaiser Permanente research published on February 21, 2022, in Nature Medicine shows that while Moderna COVID-19 vaccine prote…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/23/2022

Population Immunity and Covid-19 Severity with Omicron Variant in South Africa | NEJM

Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Population Immunity and Covid-19 Severity with Omicron Variant in South Africa

Source: nejm.org

02/23/2022

Will a rising Omicron variant scramble antibody treatments?

The BA.2 COVID variant now spreading worldwide disarms a crucial monoclonal-antibody therapy in laboratory tests.

Source: Nature.com

02/22/2022

BA.2: A more contagious version of the Omicron variant has been spreading in US

New surge or long tail? Scientists weigh impact ‘stealth’ strain of Omicron could have in the US

Source: Independent

02/21/2022

More contagious version of the Omicron variant spreading in US

New surge or long tail? Scientists weigh impact ‘stealth’ strain of Omicron could have in the US

Source: Independent

02/18/2022

Study: BA.2 more severe than original Omicron variant | Cases of BA.2 sub-variant on the rise | WION

New lab experiments from Japan shows that the Omicron sub-variant BA.2 may have features that make it capable of causing serious illness like older variants ...

Source: YouTube

02/12/2022

UK health officials tracking hybrid COVID-19 strain of Delta, Omicron variants

In a report published Friday, UK health officials revealed Deltacron is officially being monitored as a legitimate threat, The Mirror reported.

Source: New York Post

02/11/2022

FDA authorizes new Covid-19 monoclonal antibody that works against Omicron variant

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a new monoclonal antibody treatment that seems to work against the Omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19.

Source: CNN

02/11/2022

Waning 2-Dose and 3-Dose Effectiveness of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Net - COVID

This report describes how vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19–associated emergency department/urgent care visits and hospitalizations was higher after the third dose but decreased with time.

Source: Cdc.gov

02/11/2022

Biden Administration Buys 600,000 Treatment Courses of New COVID Antibody Drug That ‘Works Against Omicron Variant’

The Biden administration has purchased 600,000 treatment courses of a new COVID-19 monoclonal antibody drug that data shows works against ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

02/09/2022

Protection against the Omicron Variant from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Protection against the Omicron Variant from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Source: nejm.org

02/09/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

New York and Massachusetts announced Wednesday they will ease mask mandates, joining a long list of states making similar moves in recent days.

Source: The Washington Post

02/09/2022

Omicron variant: Will deer create the next COVID-19 variant?

Could deer create a new COVID-19 variant? Read about how white-tailed deer can create new COVID-19 variants.

Source: Deseret News

02/09/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 1 sign your kid has the COVID-19 variant

The omicron variant has specific omicron variant symptoms. Read about the omicron variant symptoms in children and which omicron variant symptoms are signs of COVID.

Source: Deseret News

02/08/2022

More-infectious 'stealth' Omicron variant makes up 4% of Covid cases in the US

The 'stealth' Omicron variant has not managed to make much of a dent into the original version of the strain, only making up around four percent of sequenced cases in the U.S., the CDC reports.

Source: Daily Mail

02/07/2022

BA.2 omicron variant: What we know about ‘stealth’ COVID variant

The variant seems to be more transmissible but does not cause more severe levels of illness.

Source: AL.com

02/02/2022

Omicron variant may have come from two previous COVID-19 lineages

Did two COVID lineages create the omicron variant? Read about how earlier COVID variants may have created the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/25/2022

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

Pfizer and BioNTech announced they have begun a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/25/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Midwest grocery chains Meijer and Hy-Vee said they have started giving away the masks. Walgreens expects its giveaways to start Friday.

Source: The Washington Post

01/25/2022

New version of omicron variant discovered in at least 40 countries

The U.K. Health Security Agency thinks it may spread faster than the original. It has been found in at least 40 countries, including the U.S.kare11.com/coron...

Source: YouTube

01/25/2022

What to know about BA.2, a new version of the omicron variant

The descendant, known as BA.2, is spreading. The World Health Organization recommended Monday that health officials evaluate it separately from the original version of omicron, known as BA.1.

Source: The Washington Post

01/24/2022

Covid-19 and Omicron Variant News: Live Updates

The variant offers “hope for stabilization and normalization,” according to the global agency’s European director. In the U.S., Dr. Anthony S. Fauci warned against overconfidence but said that things were “going in the right direction.”

Source: New York Times

01/23/2022

Here's what it's like to cruise as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads

"There is no doubt that the omicron variant has cast a great deal of uncertainty into the travel and tourism sector overall."

Source: WCVB Boston

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WISN Milwaukee

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WPBF West Palm Beach

01/22/2022

Oklahoma doctors share 3 things to know about how kids are being affected by omicron variant

Here are common symptoms of COVID-19 cases in children and when doctors say you should take them to the ER.

Source: Oklahoman.com

01/22/2022

New CDC data shows more people getting COVID Omicron variant

Source: Google News

01/21/2022

Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show

But uptake has slowed in the U.S., and less than half of vaccinated people have gotten the additional shot.

Source: The Washington Post

01/21/2022

Boosters provide the best protection against omicron variant, CDC studies show

All three studies found that unvaccinated people faced the highest risks of becoming sick with COVID-19.

Source: WXII12 Winston-Salem

01/21/2022

Boosters provide the best protection against omicron variant, CDC studies show

All three studies found that unvaccinated people faced the highest risks of becoming sick with COVID-19.

Source: KETV Omaha

01/21/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

The CDC figures also indicate that receiving a primary series of coronavirus vaccines sharply reduces the risk of hospitalization for those 65 and older.

Source: The Washington Post

01/21/2022

COVID booster shots: How long do they stop omicron variant symptoms?

Does the COVID-19 booster stop the omicron variant? Can you get the omicron variant after a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?

Source: Deseret News

01/20/2022

Vaccine used in much of the world no match for omicron variant

A new study by researchers at Yale and the Dominican Republic finds the Sinovac vaccine offers little immune protection against the omicron variant.

Source: Yale.edu

01/20/2022

Which symptoms of the Omicron variant predict COVID-19 infection?

As Omicron continues to spread, how do I know if I have it? Here are the top Omicron symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection.

Source: fingerlakes1.com

01/20/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

The average price for a two-rapid-test kit was $24 and has risen lately as demand surges with the omicron variant.

Source: The Washington Post

01/20/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: This COVID symptom is easy to miss

Omicron variant symptoms continue to emerge. One omicron variant symptom might be hard to miss. Read about COVID symptoms that could be missed.

Source: Deseret News

01/19/2022

United Airlines Says Omicron Variant to Slow Travel Rebound

Carrier is scaling back its schedule amid falloff in demand, but says setback will be temporary

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/19/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic? What Dr. Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the omicron variant could bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about what Dr. Fauci thinks is the COVID pandemic.

Source: Deseret News

01/19/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: This symptom could predict COVID infection

What omicron variant symptoms predicts COVID-19 infection? Which omicron variant symptoms mean you have COVID?

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Why ‘mild’ COVID isn’t always mild

Experts still recommend you keep an eye on mild COVID-19 symptoms because mild means something different.

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot can’t stop omicron variant symptoms, study says

A fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot might not stop the omicron variant from spreading and causing COVID-19 symptoms. But it stops COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Pfizer Shares In Vitro Efficacy of Novel COVID-19 Oral Treatment Against Omicron Variant

Results from multiple studies show that the effectiveness of nirmatrelvir, the active main protease inhibitor of Paxlovid is maintained.

Source: Pharmacytimes.com

01/17/2022

Can a person be infected with Omicron variant twice? Here's what experts say

While Omicron is known to cause Covid re-infection, there is no strong evidence yet in the favour of a person being affected with the vaccine dodging strain again, said Indian health experts here on Monday. However, they also did not rule out such a possibili…

Source: Deccan Herald

01/17/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The top 14 symptoms in one chart

What are the top COVID-19 symptoms from the omicron variant of coronavirus? What are the top omicron variant symptoms?

Source: Deseret News

01/16/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The early symptoms to remember

The omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms differ from the original coronavirus symptoms. Read about the omicron COVID-19 variant symptoms that arrive early.

Source: Deseret News

01/15/2022

Omicron variant symptom: This symptom is more common among kids

The omicron COVID-19 variant is infecting children. What are the common omicron variant symptoms for children?

Source: Deseret News

01/14/2022

Omicron Variant Less Severe Even for Unvaccinated, Study Shows

The omicron coronavirus variant causes less severe disease than the delta strain even in those who are unvaccinated or who haven’t had a prior Covid-19 infection, a study from South Africa’s Western Cape province showed.

Source: Bloomberg

01/14/2022

A strange new symptom of the omicron variant has emerged: Night sweats

Night sweats are 'repeated episodes of extreme perspiration' that might soak your bedsheets, according to The Mayo Clinic

Source: nj.com

01/14/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 3 key symptoms to expect

Experts reveal three main omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms to expect after infection from COVID-19 and the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/14/2022

How long will the omicron variant spike last in San Antonio? Infectious disease specialist weighs in.

With thousands of COVID-19 cases reported in San Antonio each day, and with even more cases arising across the nation, many are asking when this surge will end and when normalcy will begin again.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

01/14/2022

What Delta Air Lines predicts for business travel after the omicron variant

Delta Air Lines expects corporate clients to be back in the spring at a level of recovery similar to right before the new Covid variant omicron hit travel.

Source: CNBC

01/13/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Biden will announce six federal medical teams are heading to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico.

Source: The Washington Post

01/12/2022

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Neutralization in Serum from Vaccinated and Convalescent Persons | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Neutralization in Serum from Vaccinated and Convalescent Persons

Source: nejm.org

01/12/2022

The omicron variant is causing young children to develop croup

Doctors say cases of croup are on the rise.

Source: The Denver Channel

01/12/2022

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant: Live updates

The Omicron coronavirus variant is forecast to infect more than 50% of the Europe region's population in the next 6-8 weeks, the WHO said Tuesday, as countries around the world continue to record record high case numbers. Follow here for the latest news updat…

Source: CNN

01/12/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The top omicron symptoms to look out for

Which omicron variant symptoms should you expect? Which omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms should you avoid? Read more about common omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

01/12/2022

Covid news and the latest on the Omicron variant: Live updates

CDC director Rochelle Walensky and other US officials will testify in the Senate today about the Biden administration's Covid-19 response as Omicron cases rises. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

01/11/2022

CDC weighs recommending better masks against omicron variant

The agency is likely to recommend that people who can consistently wear N95 or KN95 masks, rather than cloth masks, should do so.

Source: The Washington Post

01/11/2022

Omicron variant vaccine: When will it be ready?

Will there be a specific COVID-19 vaccine for the omicron variant of the coronavirus?

Source: Deseret News

01/11/2022

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron variant will be ready in March

Drugmaker expects to be able to develop new variant-specific vaccines in roughly 100 days as COVID-19 mutates.

Source: CBS News

01/11/2022

These are the most common symptoms of COVID-19 omicron variant, and one often shows up first

A sore throat has been identified as a distinguishing sign of an omicron infection, but many are also reporting "a very strange symptom."

Source: PennLive

01/10/2022

Moderna working on booster for Omicron variant, CEO says

The latest estimates from the CDC say the Omicron variant accounts for about 95% of all current COVID-19 cases in the US.

Source: Business Insider

01/10/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 1 COVID symptom you won’t see with omicron

The omicron variant creates mild COVID-19 symptoms. But is there any COVID-19 symptom you won’t see with the omicron variant?

Source: Deseret News

01/10/2022

Moderna CEO Bancel: Future Covid vaccine booster will likely target omicron variant

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to discuss the company's Covid-19 vaccine and future booster strategies against the concerning omicron ...

Source: YouTube

01/09/2022

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Resistant to Monoclonal Antibodies – But Neutralized by Vaccine Booster

The Omicron variant was detected for the first time in South Africa in November 2021 and has since spread to many countries. It is expected to become the dominant variant within a few weeks or months. Initial epidemiological studies show that the Omicron vari…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/09/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: These symptoms lead to hospitalization

Which omicron variant symptoms lead to hospitalizations? How to know if you need to go to the hospital because of COVID-19 and the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/09/2022

The Omicron variant appears to cause croup, a barking cough, in some children under 5: report

Croup is generally harmless, but because it's a cough that sounds like a dog or seal barking, it can shock parents who've never been exposed to it.

Source: Business Insider

01/09/2022

The Omicron variant appears to cause croup, a barking cough, in some children under 5: report

Source: Google News

01/09/2022

Which mask is best for protection against the omicron variant of COVID?

It has been proven that surgical masks are not that great at omicron protection after all

Source: nj.com

01/09/2022

Covid hospitalisations soar for kids under five in US due to Omicron variant | Latest English News

Amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the US is seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases among children and young adults and a rise in pediatric hospitalisat...

Source: YouTube

01/08/2022

Omicron variant may have come from mice, China study says

Where did the omicron variant come from? What is the omicron variant origins? A new study from China looks to answer where omicron came from.

Source: Deseret News

01/07/2022

The latest on coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Countries around the world are grappling with a surge in Covid-19 cases, leading to increased restrictions in many places. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/07/2022

Rapid epidemic expansion of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in southern Africa

Discover the world’s best science and medicine | Nature.com

Source: Nature.com

01/07/2022

Five signs you might be infected with omicron variant of COVID

SAN ANTONIO –The CDC has released a list of symptoms you are more than likely to feel if you’ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19. You might even think you just have a common cold at first. Most of the first symptoms are mil…

Source: WOAI

01/07/2022

The case for updating covid-19 vaccines for the Omicron variant

A new study puts the variant in a group apart from its predecessors

Source: The Economist

01/07/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

People who received booster shots this fall are likely to have significant protection through the winter, Stéphane Bancel said at a health-care conference.

Source: The Washington Post

01/07/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Can you get omicron twice?

The omicron variant may cause reinfection of COVID-19. But can you get the omicron variant more than once? Can you get reinfected by omicron?

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

The Omicron Variant: Mother Nature's COVID-19 Vaccine?

For several weeks, much of the world has been obsessed with the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. What initially started as a trickle of media reports about a highly-mutated and rapidly-spreading “variant of concern” that originated in Africa…

Source: The Daily Wire

01/06/2022

Booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine required for immune protection against Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, says study

An additional "booster" dose of Moderna or Pfizer mRNA-based vaccine is needed to provide immunity against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study by researchers at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. T…

Source: Medical Xpress

01/06/2022

Omicron variant watch: Scientists detect key antibodies to neutralise mutations

In a study published almost exactly a year ago, scientists at the Rockefeller University found that memory B cells, which churn out antibodies, mature over time.

Source: Hindustan Times

01/06/2022

What omicron variant symptoms mean for the next major COVID variant

The next COVID-19 variant will have different symptoms compared to the omicron variant. In this article, we talk about the omicron variant symptoms and why omicron variant symptoms matter for new COVID-19 variants.

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Why they are more dangerous

The omicron variant has created omicron variant symptoms among the population. What does omicron do to elderly people?

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

No, a throat swab is not more accurate than a nasal swab in detecting the omicron variant

As more and more people scramble to get tested for COVID, there's a growing debate on social media about what's more accurate, a nasal swab versus a throat s...

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

5 symptoms that may mean you were infected with COVID-19 omicron variant

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A list is out of the symptoms you’re likely to feel if you’ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19. You might be likely at first to dismiss it as the common cold. While it appears many of the initial s…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

01/05/2022

Could the omicron variant mean the end of the pandemic? - 13WHAM

As the Omicron variant spreads at a seemingly faster rate than ever before, the end doesn't seem near. But there is hope and it lies in the severity of infection. The number of unvaccinated patients in the hospital with COVID largely outpace the vaccinated. A…

Source: 13WHAM-TV

01/05/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Despite omicron, most U.S. schools returned from the holiday break with in-person classes.

Source: The Washington Post

01/05/2022

Omicron variant on the decline in South Africa | DW News

In South Africa, it seems as if the omicron wave may be on the way out -- without the feared surge in hospitalizations and deaths. Officials say there is sti...

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The key omicron symptoms to look out for

What are the common omicron COVID-19 symptoms? What omicron variant symptoms should you watch out for?

Source: Deseret News

01/05/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Where do omicron symptoms develop?

The omicron COVID-19 variant is different than previous COVID variants. Where does omicron develop? Where does it grow?

Source: Deseret News

01/04/2022

Omicron variant evades COVID vaccines more than delta variant

The omicron variant of the coronavirus may evade COVID-19 vaccines more than previous COVID-19 variants like the delta COVID-19 variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/04/2022

Omicron Variant Symptoms: Latest COVID ‘Making People Really Sick in a Different Way'

The omicron variant is making people sick in a different way than past waves of COVID, a prominent NYC ER doctor says.

Source: NBC New York

01/04/2022

U.S. reaches 1 million daily Covid cases amid spread of omicron variant

The United States hit 1 million new Covid-19 cases on Monday, according to data compiled by NBC News.

Source: NBC News

01/04/2022

Omicron Variant A 'Master Evader Of The Immune System'

The United States is averaging more than 400,000 new cases of coronavirus a day, thanks to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Laurie Garrett tells Law...

Source: YouTube

01/04/2022

Los Angeles County COVID hospitalizations pass 2,000 mark as surge driven by omicron variant continues - KABC

State figures reported on Monday show the number of COVID-positive patients in L.A. County medical centers is above 2,000.

Source: KABC-TV

01/04/2022

First 12 cases of the Omicron variant confirmed in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso health officials confirmed Monday 12 cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant among patients in the community. Health officials say the specimens were collected on Dec. 21 and 22. Six of the patients are male, six are female. The ages o…

Source: KVIA El Paso

01/03/2022

Omicron Variant Appears to Cause Less Damage to Lungs, Studies Say

The Omicron variant appears to cause less damage to the lungs, as compared to previous coronavirus variants, which could be why it causes less severe disease.

Source: WebMD

01/03/2022

Grammy Awards Likely to Be Postponed Due to Omicron Variant

This would be the second year in a row that the Grammys have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Source: Billboard

01/03/2022

The latest on coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Countries around the world are bracing for more disruptions as students return to school amid rising numbers of Covid-19 cases. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/03/2022

Planet Fitness CEO says gym visits are holding up against the omicron variant

U.S. gym visits for the month of October were down just 8% from 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to tracking data from investment firm Jefferies.

Source: CNBC

01/03/2022

COVID-19 local numbers: Omicron variant brings spike in cases

Numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. (Numbers in parenthesis indicates change from last Monday) Arkansas 572,822 total cases (+22,409) 26,577 active cases (+18,616) 9,196 deaths (+189) Baxter Co…

Source: ktlo.com

01/03/2022

Omicron variant outbreaks have hit Broadway, so understudies have saved the day

Breakthrough infections from the omicron variant have been spreading like wildfire among casts and crews, so understudies and swing performers have been helping keep shows afloat.

Source: NPR

01/03/2022

Your body can recognize omicron variant after previous infection, vaccination

Disease-fighting T cells can recognize the omicron variant after previous COVID-19 infection, COVID symptoms and COVID-19 vaccination.

Source: Deseret News

01/03/2022

The omicron variant came out of left field. Will there be more like it in the future?

The omicron variant mutated on its own for ages before taking over the world. It may not be the last

Source: Salon

01/02/2022

Omarion Hilariously Explains He is NOT the Omicron Variant

There's a new #OmarionChallenge ... annunciate when talking 'rona!

Source: TMZ

01/02/2022

K-12 Schools Press to Reopen as Omicron Variant Surges

Systems nationwide seek Covid-19 tests to return students to the classroom after winter break

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/02/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Which are different from normal COVID?

How to tell the difference between omicron variant symptoms and previous COVID-19 strain COVID symptoms. Read more about omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

01/02/2022

Antigen COVID tests may be less sensitive to omicron variant, FDA says

On top of the rapid tests already being less sensitive in general, the FDA now says they are also less sensitive to the new variant.

Source: KHOU.com

01/01/2022

Omicron variant may impact lungs differently, studies say

Recent studies suggest that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less severe than delta because it impacts the lungs in different ways.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/01/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Rare COVID symptom returns with omicron

A common COVID-19 symptom has returned with the omicron variant. Read more about the omicron variant symptom that is a traditional COVID symptom.

Source: Deseret News

01/01/2022

Why severe omicron variant symptoms are more dangerous

The omicron variant symptoms may be less severe. But severe COVID-19 symptoms from omicron can be even worse than previous COVID strains.

Source: Deseret News

12/31/2021

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up.

Source: PBS

12/31/2021

Omicron variant less severe due to milder effect on lungs - study

Source: Google News

12/31/2021

FAQ: What you need to know about COVID-19 testing, the Omicron variant - Channel3000.com - WISC

With a rise in cases comes a rise in COVID-19 testing. Here's what you need to know about testing and the omicron variant

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

12/31/2021

The world rings in 2022 as omicron variant dashes NYE plans

The emergence of a new form of the coronavirus has dashed hopes that the end of the pandemic is in sight, and put a dampener on New Year celebrations.

Source: NBC News

12/31/2021

What are the early symptoms of Omicron variant of COVID-19? Here's what one doctor has seen

Dr. David Winter at Baylor, Scott & White in Dallas said some early symptoms of Omicron variant are different than other variants of COVID-19.

Source: YouTube

12/31/2021

With Omicron variant spreading exponentially, experts warn more effective masks are required - User

"With another coronavirus variant racing across the U.S., once again health authorities are urging people to mask up indoors. Yes, you’ve heard it all before," Maria Godoy reports for NPR. "But

Source: User-generated content

12/31/2021

Omicron variant symptom: A new strange symptom has emerged

A strange omicron variant symptom has emerged as omicron variant symptoms continue to spread. Read more about the night sweats COVID symptom.

Source: Deseret News

12/31/2021

J&J COVID booster shop: Does it stop omicron variant symptoms?

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can protect people from the omicron COVID-19 variant and omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

7 Reasons Why You Want To Avoid Getting Infected with the Omicron Variant

There has been much discussion about the possibility of the COVID Omicron variant causing less severe illness than Delta. There is still a great deal that is unknown - it has been less than two months since it was first identified. These are seven reasons why…

Source: GoLocalProv

12/30/2021

Plasma Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Plasma Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant

Source: nejm.org

12/30/2021

What to know about at-home COVID-19 tests and the omicron variant

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant? Read more on Boston.com.

Source: Boston.com

12/30/2021

FDA says antigen tests may be less sensitive to omicron variant, but they're still an important tool

Although the antigen tests detected the omicron variant, they did so with less sensitivity — meaning they'll spot an infection less often.

Source: WJCL News

12/30/2021

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant? Yes, but U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up. Government recommendations for using at-home tests haven't changed.

Source: Associated Press

12/30/2021

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant? Yes, but U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up. Government recommendations for using at-home tests haven't changed.

Source: Associated Press

12/30/2021

Royal Caribbean Issues Update on Impact of the Omicron Variant

Royal Caribbean Group provides an update on how the Omicron variant is impacting cruise operations and the status of its business.

Source: Cruise Hive

12/30/2021

Omicron variant is ‘not the same disease’ as normal COVID

An Oxford University scientist said the omicron COVID-19 variant is not the same as other COVID-19 variants and other COVID strains.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

Omicron variant in California: UCSF's Wachter says conditions could improve significantly in 6-8 weeks

UCSF department of medicine chair Dr. Bob Wachter published an unusually upbeat Twitter...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/30/2021

2 shots of Pfizer vaccine 70% effective against Omicron variant, research shows

New research out of the Gauteng province of South Africa is providing more data on how effective the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is against the Omicron variant.

Source: WTOP

12/30/2021

What are the symptoms related to the omicron variant of the coronavirus?

COVID-19 cases are surging in North Texas because of the omicron variant’s aggressiveness. Unlike other variants like delta, omicron results in symptoms...

Source: The Dallas Morning News

12/30/2021

New COVID antibody can stop the omicron variant, study says

The omicron variant could evade COVID-19 antibodies. But a new antibody could defeat the omicron variant and other new COVID variants.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

Why cloth masks don’t stop the omicron variant

Normal cloth face masks may not stop the omicron COVID variant. Read more about cloth masks and COVID-19.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: 3 symptoms you won’t see in common colds

Do you have a common cold or COVID? Are you sick from omicron? Here are the omicron variant symptoms to look out for.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

Omicron variant in California: UCSF's Wachter says COVID could be 'like the flu' by February

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said today that among new COVID-19 cases...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/29/2021

Health leaders say some rapid antigen tests might not detect omicron variant

Officials said if a person tests negative with an antigen test but is suspected of having COVID-19 — such as experiencing symptoms or having a high likelihood of infection due to exposure — follow-up molecular testing is important for determining a COVID-19 i…

Source: KXAN.com

12/29/2021

Omicron variant of COVID is increasing in Texas and major cities - KTRK

The virus is very contagious that it is affecting all, including strained hospital employees. Texas is seeing a 22.3% positivity rate.

Source: KTRK-TV

12/29/2021

Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccination and the Omicron Variant | NEJM

Editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine — Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccination and the Omicron Variant

Source: nejm.org

12/29/2021

FDA says Covid-19 antigen tests may be less sensitive to Omicron variant, but they're still an important tool

The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that quick antigen tests people take at home may be less sensitive to picking up the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but health officials say they're still a useful tool.

Source: CNN

12/29/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: Some COVID symptoms mean your contagious

Some omicron variant symptoms might mean you’re contagious with COVID. Read more about how omicron variant symptoms might mean you are contagious.

Source: Deseret News

12/29/2021

Southwest Florida hospitals have no monoclonal treatments that work on omicron variant of COVID-19 - News

Sotrovimab, considered the most effective against omicron, is in short supply nationally.

Source: News-Press

12/29/2021

Covid-19, Omicron Variant and Testing News: Live Updates

Test kits are in high demand in England and Spain as people scramble to determine if they are infected. Delta and Omicron are surging across the U.S., although hospitalizations and deaths remain far below earlier peaks.

Source: New York Times

12/29/2021

Finally, Some (Very Cautious) Good News About The Omicron Variant

It might sound difficult to find an upside to the rise of the new Omicron COVID variant. After all, this is a virus that experts initially warned might be

Source: IFLScience

12/29/2021

Omicron variant largely resistant to current antibodies

The omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is spreading at an alarming rate. It could soon replace the delta variant, which at present dominates globally. However, little is known about whether currently available vaccines and drugs will be effective against the omicr…

Source: Medical Xpress

12/29/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Omicron made up an estimated 59 percent of infections for the week ending Dec. 25 but could have a shorter incubation period of about three days, CDC data suggests.

Source: The Washington Post

12/29/2021

Live updates: Coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Health experts calling for an increase in testing and vaccinations as the Omicron variant of coronavirus continues to spread. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

12/29/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: 2 new COVID symptoms you haven’t heard

More reports of omicron variant symptoms emerged from the United Kingdom, where the omicron COVID variant has continued to spread with new COVID symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

Missouri health officials: Presence of omicron variant rising quickly throughout state

Health officials say 32 of 57 samples taken last week had mutations associated with omicron variant.

Source: KMBC Kansas City

12/28/2021

Does omicron variant mean we’ll need a 4th COVID-19 shot?

As Utah braces for an omicron-driven surge in COVID-19 cases, there’s a new focus on whether a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine — in effect, a second booster shot for those already considered fully vaccinated — may be necessary. Israel is already studying the …

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

January will be 'a really, really hard month' as the Omicron variant fuels spike in infections, expert says

The Omicron variant is going to make the start of 2022 difficult as infections surge and hospitals grapple with the most contagious strain of coronavirus yet, health experts say.

Source: CNN

12/28/2021

As Omicron Variant Spreads, States Aim for Balance Between Curbs and Safety

Governments seek to avoid the strict measures of previous Covid-19 surges, with more vaccinations and rapid tests and by tracking hospitalizations

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/28/2021

People reinfected with omicron variant had fewer symptoms, small CDC study finds

People who had Covid-19 and are later reinfected with the omicron variant may experience fewer symptoms than they did during their initial bout with the virus.

Source: NBC News

12/28/2021

CDC shortens isolation time based on COVID symptoms, omicron variant

The omicron variant creates mild COVID symptoms. So the CDC added new rules for isolation amid the omicron variant. Read about the CDC’s new guidelines for isolation.

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

These 2 COVID vaccines protect best against omicron variant: experts

There’s a claim some vaccines work better than others at protecting you from the new omicron variant.

Source: 11Alive.com WXIA

12/28/2021

Omicron variant is spiking in Florida. This free tool compares the spread of COVID-19 in your area

Are coronavirus cases spiking near you? Use this tool to compare the spread of COVID-19's delta and omicron variants with other areas in the U.S. here.

Source: Palm Beach Post

12/28/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Pediatric covid hospitalizations have increased nearly fivefold in the city this month, although officials hope a new vaccine mandate implemented Monday will help curb infections.

Source: The Washington Post

12/28/2021

Fully vaccinated people can spread the omicron variant, CDC confirms

The CDC said fully vaccinated people can spread the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. Read more about how fully vaccinated people spread the novel coronavirus.

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

Texas runs out of monoclonal antibody treatment to fight omicron variant of COVID-19

The federal government not expected to ship more until January. Other antibody treatments have not been shown to be effective against omicron.

Source: USA Today

12/28/2021

Could it be COVID-19 omicron variant symptoms or the flu? How to know when to get tested

COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S. and in Georgia. Here's what you need to know about the omicron variant, rise in cases and more.

Source: Savannah Morning News

12/28/2021

Live updates: Coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Millions of people are facing travel disruption during the holidays as the highly transmissible Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants continue to sweep across the world. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

12/28/2021

COVID booster shots can stop severe omicron variant symptoms

A Mayo Clinic expert said the COVID vaccine booster shot can restore your COVID immunity against the omicron variant, stopping omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

Omicron variant symptoms may change based on your COVID vaccine status

What omicron variant symptoms will you have if you’re vaccinated? Read more about omicron variant symptoms based on your COVID-19 vaccine status.

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

How to figure out if your symptoms are the omicron variant, a cold or the flu

COVID shares symptoms with allergies and other illnesses and now the omicron variant is making things even more complicated when trying to figure out what you have.

Source: CBS News 8

12/28/2021

New Omicron variant fills up children's hospitals

A five-fold increase in pediatric admissions in New York City this month. Close to double the numbers admitted in Washington, DC. And nationwide, on average, pediatric hospitalizations are up 35% in just the past week.

Source: CNN

12/28/2021

Will omicron variant bring another COVID surge to Utah?

Omicron is now believed to be the dominant COVID-19 variant in Utah, responsible for an estimated 65% of all cases — more than twice as many as just a week ago, according to the Utah Department of Health. Health experts say it’s just a matter of time before U…

Source: Deseret News

12/28/2021

U.S. hospitals brace for continuing surge in covid cases fueled by the omicron variant

The omicron variant is driving a record-breaking flurry of infections in some regions.

Source: The Washington Post

12/27/2021

Monoclonal antibody supply to fight omicron variant ‘exhausted’ at San Antonio infusion center, TDHS says

Monoclonal antibody infusion centers in San Antonio and other Texas cities will not be offering monoclonal antibodies used to fight the omicron variant for the remainder of the year due to a national shortage, according to the Texas Department of State Health…

Source: KSAT San Antonio

12/27/2021

About 20 Apple stores are now closed as the Omicron variant surges.

Some of the closures were precautionary; others were closed because not enough healthy employees were available.

Source: New York Times

12/27/2021

Kansas' first post-Christmas COVID numbers show omicron variant now confirmed in nine counties - The Topeka Capital

Kansas hasn't reported COVID numbers since Dec. 22, until Monday. Here's an update on the coronavirus pandemic, cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

12/27/2021

Monday Dec. 27 COVID-19 update: Sarpy/Cass County Health confirm omicron variant case

Catch up with today’s vaccination updates, data reports on new cases, and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and western Iowa.

Source: WOWT

12/27/2021

Omicron variant continues to drive up new cases in Georgia, hospitalizations now spiking

More than 26,000 new COVID-19 cases have been identified over the weekend as hospitalizations in Georgia are now spiking, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Source: FOX 5 Atlanta

12/27/2021

Multiple cases of COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Larimer County

Nine cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed recently in Larimer County, county health leaders said Monday.

Source: Coloradoan

12/27/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

U.S. health officials warn that the country could soon see more than 1 million new cases per day, far beyond last winter’s peak of 248,000.

Source: The Washington Post

12/27/2021

Omicron variant may have started in immunocompromised people

A new omicron variant theory suggests the omicron variant, and other COVID-19 variants, got their start in immunocompromised people.

Source: Deseret News

12/27/2021

Omicron variant: L.A. County coronavirus cases reach nearly 9000

Los Angeles County on Sunday reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases and seven related deaths — marking a continued wave of infections propelled by the highly contagious Omicron variant that recently spurred officials to expand testing options and that ha…

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

12/27/2021

Why omicron variant symptoms resemble the common cold

The omicron variant has some of the common cold genetics inside of it. Read why the omicron variant symptoms are like common cold symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/26/2021

COVID-19: Two More Omicron Variant Symptoms Emerge | White Plains Daily Voice

As more becomes known about the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant from both studies and anecdotal evidence, new symptoms of the strain continue to emerge.Brand-new reports are now surfacing that those infected with the strain m…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

12/26/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

As the Omicron variant of the virus spreads, Spain, Greece and Italy are among a host of countries mandating masks outdoors again. Follow here for the latest.

Source: CNN

12/26/2021

What are symptoms of omicron variant? | ABC7 Los Angeles

How do the symptoms of omicron differ from other COVID-19 variants? Dr. Anthony Cardillo answers this question and examines how treatments for the virus are ...

Source: YouTube

12/25/2021

COVID-19: New Omicron Variant Symptom Emerges, Physicians Say

A new symptom of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant has emerged in addition to five others previously reported.A ZOE study conducted in the United Kingdom analyzed thousands of COVID symptoms uploaded to an app by the B…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

12/25/2021

COVID-19: New Omicron Variant Symptom Emerges, Physicians Say

Click here for a new, updated story - COVID-19: Two More Omicron Variant Symptoms EmergeA new symptom of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant has emerged in addition to five others previously reported.A ZOE study con…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

12/25/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Millions of people are dealing with renewed restrictions and travel disruption over the holidays as both the Delta and Omicron coronavirus variants fuel an uptick in cases around the world. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

12/24/2021

Why you should upgrade your mask as the Omicron variant spreads

As the Omicron variant spreads, it's time to upgrade from your cloth face masks. Experts explain why medical-grade masks -- such as surgical/disposable masks and N95 and KN95 respirators -- are better options now and what people should do with the cloth masks…

Source: CNN

12/24/2021

How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms with the omicron variant

A mild Covid-19 case from omicron might feel like a cold. You should still take it seriously.

Source: Vox

12/24/2021

Fully Vaccinated Individuals at Risk for COVID Infection With Omicron Variant – Columbia Study

New Study Adds More Evidence for Omicron Immune Evasion Results suggest that previously infected individuals and fully vaccinated individuals are at risk for infection with the omicron variant, and omicron is completely resistant to all antibodies in clinical…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/24/2021

Omicron variant driving a national surge in COVID-19

Covid-19 cases more than doubled in the U.S. in three weeks, but new data out of the U.K. suggests that omicron patients may be 50% to 70% less likely to be ...

Source: YouTube

12/23/2021

2 omicron variant cases detected in Allegheny County - Pittsburgh Post

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

12/23/2021

First omicron variant cases detected in Allegheny County, officials say

Omicron variant confirmed in two county residents

Source: WTAE Pittsburgh

12/23/2021

Omicron variant detected in Monterey County for the first time

The health department said that the cases were from mid-December which suggests the omicron variant has been in Monterey County for at least a week.

Source: KSBW The Central Coast

12/23/2021

Striking antibody evasion manifested by the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2

Discover the world’s best science and medicine | Nature.com

Source: Nature.com

12/23/2021

UK: Omicron variant has 50%-70% less hospitalization rate

The omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to land patients in hospital in comparison with delta.

Source: DW (English)

12/23/2021

What we can learn from the NBA's response to its COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak

If this feels like information overload, welcome to the pandemic. It is frustrating and flummoxing and filled with every emotion, but the NBA is showing us...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/23/2021

Omicron variant to create a massive long-COVID wave in February

The omicron variant will likely create a massive long COVID wave after the omicron variant spreads in the winter. Read more about the latest prediction.

Source: Deseret News

12/23/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have continued rising in the United States.

Source: The Washington Post

12/23/2021

Omicron variant likely doesn’t cause severe COVID symptoms, expert says

The omicron variant of the coronavirus might be linked to mild symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/23/2021

Alaska reports 2nd omicron variant case, involving Anchorage resident who traveled out of state

Alaska on Wednesday also reported 30 COVID-19 deaths — four of which occurred recently, with the rest identified through a death certificate review starting in September.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

12/23/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant: Live updates

Countries around the world are canceling or restricting indoor events and activities as cases of Covid-19, fueled by both the Delta and Omicron variant, spike. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

12/23/2021

Common COVID treatment could combat omicron variant, research shows

A common COVID-19 treatment — giving someone convalescent plasma — might not work against the omicron COVID variant. Read more about the convalescent plasma and the COVID variant.

Source: Deseret News

12/23/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: 4 common symptoms you might have missed

The omicron variant could lead to four new COVID symptoms that you might have missed. Read about the new omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/23/2021

Omicron variant in California: Marin County daily case count, 112, far surpasses record day of delta summer surge

Marin County health officials say they see “the beginning of the anticipated surge of...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/22/2021

Star-studded Governors Awards postponed over coronavirus, omicron variant concerns

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has postponed the upcoming Governors Awards due to concerns over the omicron variant of coronavirus. The event was scheduled for Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.

Source: Fox News

12/22/2021

Omicron variant likely causing large surge in Summit County COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases are surging in Summit County, and Summit County Public Health Department officials think the omicron variant is the culprit. The variant accounts for 73% of all new cases nationally in the past week, according to news reports.Though the county’…

Source: Summit Daily News

12/22/2021

Court Report: How omicron variant of COVID-19 could upend college basketball as leagues flip forfeit rules

Matt Norlander's weekly notebook checks in with the biggest conference commissioners as an uncertain January looms ahead

Source: CBS Sports

12/22/2021

First case of Omicron variant identified in Western New York

UB researchers said they were not able to pinpoint exactly when the variant arrived in Western New York, but it has likely been circulating in the community for at least

Source: Buffalo News

12/22/2021

Omicron variant of COVID arrives in Erie County

University at Buffalo's chief of infectious diseases, Dr. Thomas Russo, told 2 On Your Side that the omicron variant was detected in samples taken Dec. 7.

Source: WGRZ.com

12/22/2021

Researchers identify omicron variant of COVID-19 from patient at UF Health in Gainesville

UF Health confirms patient infected with highly transmissible omicron variant, as expert says other cases in Gainesville now extremely likely.

Source: Gainesville Sun

12/22/2021

2021 College Football Playoff: Forfeit, cancellation policies announced as COVID-19 omicron variant spreads

The CFP announced Wednesday its policies in handling teams dealing with COVID-related issues

Source: CBS Sports

12/22/2021

Omicron variant confirmed in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant in the state.

Source: KELOLAND.com

12/22/2021

Omicron variant surge spurs more Houston restaurants and bars to close temporarily

Heights bar Better Luck Tomorrow announced Monday that it would be closing indefinitely...

Source: Chron.com

12/22/2021

Here's how the omicron variant of COVID-19 symptoms differ from the flu or a cold

There’s still not a lot of information on the difference between symptoms of the omicron variant and other COVID-19 variants if there are any, but the CDC recently released a briefing with the most commonly reported symptoms.

Source: FOX19

12/22/2021

COVID-19 Update: What are the symptoms of the omicron variant? - WABC

The most commonly reported symptoms linked to omicron so far are cough, fatigue, and congestion or runny nose, according to the CDC.

Source: WABC-TV

12/22/2021

Are my symptoms omicron variant of COVID or a cold?

The omicron variant of COVID-19 and the common cold can share similar symptoms. The only way to truly know is to get tested for COVID-19.

Source: nj.com

12/22/2021

UBC scientists unveil world's first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant spike protein

UBC researchers are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.

Source: News.ubc.ca

12/22/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Covid-19 is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.

Source: The Washington Post

12/22/2021

This omicron variant symptom happens at night

A new omicron COVID symptom reportedly happens at night. What is the new night COVID-19 symptom?

Source: Deseret News

12/22/2021

First omicron variant cases identified in Santa Cruz County

Two cases of the new COVID-19 variant were reported Tuesday.

Source: KSBW The Central Coast

12/22/2021

Marin County health official blames omicron variant for COVID-19 outbreak at holiday party, 28 guests test positive - KGO

A Marin County doctor is blaming the omicron variant for a coronavirus outbreak at a recent holiday party.

Source: KGO-TV

12/22/2021

L.A. County says no lockdowns planned amid spread of omicron variant

Despite the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Los Angeles County’s top health official said Tuesday that no lockdowns are planned at this time, as vaccines and other safety measures remain strong tools to combat the new threat. The stance in th…

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

12/22/2021

As omicron variant surges, state officials urge residents to get vaccine booster shot

State health leaders are launching an all-out effort to encourage vaccinated people to obtain a booster shot as part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant that has become the dominant strain of the virus. But only a third of …

Source: KOMO News

12/22/2021

Omicron variant in California: 7 out of 10 COVID cases at Bay Area lab now are omicron variant

At Stanford’s Virology lab, around 71% of COVID samples are those with the omicron...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/21/2021

Asia stocks mostly rise as investors assess omicron variant risk; travel stocks in Singapore fall

Singapore travel stocks fell after the country's authorities announced a freezing of new ticket sales for quarantine-free travel starting Thursday.

Source: CNBC

12/21/2021

TMH reports six cases of the Omicron variant, first cases confirmed in Leon County

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare says six cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, the first official confirmation of the variant in Leon County.

Source: WCTV

12/21/2021

CDC recommends face masks to fight omicron variant

Should fully vaccinated people wear face masks to combat the omicron COIVD variant?

Source: Deseret News

12/21/2021

Omicron variant could give fully vaccinated super immunity to COVID

Breakthrough infections of COVID might give people more immunity to COVID-19. What happens if fully vaccinated get the omicron variant?

Source: Deseret News

12/21/2021

Hospitals in New York region say they've run out of antibody treatment for omicron variant

Major hospitals in the New York region say they have stopped using monoclonal antibody therapies because they have run out of the one treatment that appears effective against the omicron variant, leaving doctors without a vital tool for treating severely ill …

Source: NBC News

12/21/2021

30% of Utah's new COVID-19 cases are omicron variant, researcher says

About 30% of new COVID-19 cases in Utah are likely due to the omicron variant, a researcher said Tuesday. State health officials also reported 811 new cases and 21 additional deaths.

Source: KSL.com

12/21/2021

Many mutations of Omicron variant allow it to bond with human cells better than other Covid strains

Several mutations in the Omicron variant allow this coronavirus strain to bond with human cells more efficiently than past variants, a new study from the University of British Columbia finds.

Source: Daily Mail

12/21/2021

Early use of convalescent plasma reduced hospitalizations, raising hopes for treating omicron variant, scientists say

The treatment, which contains a bounty of disease-fighting antibodies, could expand doctors’ repertoire for fighting the increasingly dominant variant that resists many treatments.

Source: The Washington Post

12/21/2021

Bill Gates: I Canceled My Holiday Plans Due to the Omicron Variant

Billionaire Bill Gates announced on Twitter he is canceling most of his holiday plans because people he knows have been infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and "we could

Source: Townhall

12/21/2021

There's a giant, mysterious gap in the omicron variant's family tree

Scientists can't yet explain the origin of the omicron variant — but all of their theories are troubling

Source: Salon

12/21/2021

Bill Gates says he's canceled holiday plans due to Omicron variant

"Someday the pandemic will end, and the better we look after each other, the sooner that time will come," Gates said on Twitter Tuesday.

Source: Business Insider

12/21/2021

Dr. Fauci warns omicron variant will spread fast in the U.S.

Dr. Fauci said the omicron COVID variant is troubling because it can spread so fast. Read Dr. Fauci’s new warning on the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

12/21/2021

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Biden in a speech will also outline plans to expand testing sites across the country and deploy more federal health resources for hospitals.

Source: The Washington Post

12/21/2021

NFL COVID-19 protocol changes, Week 15 postponed games, new testing and return-to-play rules - Can the NFL navigate the omicron variant?

The NFL had more positive COVID-19 tests in Week 15 than in the previous 14 weeks combined. What is the league doing about it, will tweaks to protocols help and what's next?

Source: ESPN

12/21/2021

Fresno County's first case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected - KFSN

Fresno County has detected its first known case of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, health officials say.

Source: KFSN-TV

12/21/2021

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Appears Effective Against Omicron Variant

US vaccine maker Moderna expressed confidence Monday that its booster shot was effective against the Omicron variant, after the announcement of laboratory results it described as "reassuring".

Source: ScienceAlert

12/21/2021

5 symptoms that may mean you were infected with COVID-19 omicron variant

A new list is out of the symptoms you’re likely to feel if you’ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3E6eMfB___________...

Source: YouTube

12/21/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: Why you might miss omicron COVID symptoms

The omicron COVID variant might spread in different ways. What are the omicron variant symptoms? Will you miss the omicron variant symptoms?

Source: Deseret News

12/21/2021

Texas' Harris County records its first death linked to Omicron variant

Texas' Harris County on Monday reportedits first death related to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, a man who was unvaccinated, the county health department said.

Source: Reuters

12/21/2021

Will the omicron variant replace delta as dominant COVID-19 strain?

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is more transmissible, and could become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in Utah and the United States, by the start of the new year. Is omicron more serious than the delta variant? What are the main symptoms of the omicr…

Source: Deseret News

12/20/2021

Omicron variant sweeping across nation, now accounts for 73% of new cases; Moderna 3rd dose effective vs. omicron: COVID-19 updates

A study suggests Moderna's booster shot is effective against omicron. New COVID infections up 41% from a month ago. Latest news.

Source: USA Today

12/20/2021

First omicron variant cases confirmed in Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reported on Monday they had identified the first known case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state.

Source: KTVH

12/20/2021

Two omicron variant cases found in Clark County, one tied to wrestling outbreak of COVID

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Two omicron variant cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Clark County, and health officials say one is linked to the outbreaks among wrestling teams. The omicron variant was first detected in Washington state earlier this month, an…

Source: KATU

12/20/2021

Omicron variant confirmed in Clark County; one case linked to wrestling outbreaks

Two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Clark County. One of the cases is linked to outbreaks among high school wrestling teams in the state.

Source: The Columbian

12/20/2021

Seattle implementing COVID-19 testing expansions as omicron variant surges

Mayor Jenny Durkan is using her final days leading to city to continue battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: KING5.com

12/20/2021

North Dakota confirms first cases of fast-spreading omicron variant

Of the four omicron variant cases identified on Monday, three were fully vaccinated but had not received booster shots, and one was not fully vaccinated, health officials said.

Source: INFORUM

12/20/2021

Wisconsin DHS issues public health advisory for Omicron variant ahead of holidays - Channel3000.com - WISC

Wisconsin's Department of Health Services is issuing a public health advisory for the Omicron variant as people prepare for the holidays.

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

12/20/2021

NYC Health Commissioner: Omicron Variant Hospitalizations Far Lower Than Previous Waves

With at least 22,478 positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in New York state, New York City's health director said that cases are rising quickly.

Source: Theepochtimes.com

12/20/2021

Covid-19 live updates and omicron variant news

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to provide supplies of testing kits and treatments.

Source: The Washington Post

12/20/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

Scientists continue to race to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines as it spreads. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

12/20/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in 1st Indiana patient

Tests have confirmed Indiana's first known case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, state health officials announced Sunday.

Source: WLKY Louisville

12/20/2021

Is omicron variant resistant to COVID vaccines and antibody treatments?

The omicron variant can break through vaccines and treatments, according to new research.

Source: Deseret News

12/20/2021

Moderna Says Covid-19 Booster Dose Works Against Omicron Variant in Lab Tests

Booster shot significantly increased levels of immune-system antibodies against Omicron in the experiments, company says

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/19/2021

Omicron variant disrupts SNL final show of 2021

Paul Rudd hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time-- this time with no live audience and a limited cast and crew on Dec. 18 due to to the recent spike...

Source: YouTube

12/19/2021

Covid-19’s Omicron Variant Starts to Take Toll on Businesses

Surge challenges restaurants, manufacturers, hair salons, law firms and others, including some that hope existing precautions will be enough

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/19/2021

Fauci says omicron variant is `just raging around the world'

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The COVID-19 omicron variant is “just raging around the world,” the White House's top medical adviser said Sunday as President Joe Biden prepares to issue “a stark warning of what the winter will look like” for unvaccinated Americans.

Source: Associated Press

12/19/2021

How many cases and deaths could the Covid-19 omicron variant bring in the US?

The worst-case scenario with the new variant could be 20 percent more US Covid-19 deaths than last winter.

Source: Vox

12/19/2021

Jingle Ball concert at FLA Live Arena cancelled due to spreading of COVID-19 omicron variant

The annual holiday concert was scheduled for Sunday evening at the Sunrise venue.

Source: WPLG Local 10

12/19/2021

Covid-19 Tests Get Harder to Find as Omicron Variant Spreads

Laboratory capacity has improved, but surging demand is creating longer waits for appointments

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/19/2021

Should you cancel your holiday plans because of the omicron variant?

Early evidence indicates the variant is highly transmissible.

Source: SFGate

12/19/2021

Long lines for Covid-19 testing as Omicron variant looms

The lines for Covid-19 testing are long from New York to Miami-Dade County again, and good luck finding an at-home test in some parts of the country.

Source: CNN

12/18/2021

First case of Omicron variant confirmed in Vermont

Health Commissioner Mark Levine said the findings were not unexpected and “we will see more cases identified in the coming days.”

Source: vtdigger.org

12/18/2021

First case of Omicron variant detected in Vermont

Health officials say since Omicron will likely become the dominant strain, it is more important than ever for people to be vaccinated and get their booster shots.

Source: WCAX

12/18/2021

Researchers almost certain Omicron variant is in WNY, should know for sure next week

“I believe it's here,” University at Buffalo biochemist Jennifer Surtees said about Omicron in Western New York on Saturday, “and we just need to get the sequence data to back

Source: Buffalo News

12/18/2021

How Effective Are COVID Vaccines Against the Omicron Variant? An Epidemiologist Explains

The pandemic has brought many tricky terms and ideas from epidemiology into everyone’s lives. Two particularly complicated concepts are vaccine efficacy and effectiveness. These are not the same thing. And as time goes on and new variants like omicron emerge,…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/18/2021

Biden to deliver Tuesday speech on omicron variant as Covid cases rise

President Joe Biden will deliver a speech Tuesday to address the omicron variant and unveil new steps the administration is taking to help communities in need.

Source: NBC News

12/18/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

Scientists continue to race to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines as it spreads. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

12/18/2021

Boosters are vital in our fight against the Omicron variant

BOOSTERS will be vital in the fight against Omicron by offering good protection from serious illness, experts have said.

Source: Express

12/18/2021

Why does the omicron variant create mild COVID symptoms?

The omicron variant appears to create mild omicron variant COVID symptoms. Why does the omicron variant create mild symptoms?

Source: Deseret News

12/18/2021

COVID: Marin reports first case of omicron variant

The new omicron variant has arrived in Marin County, public health officials announced Friday.

Source: Marin Independent Journal

12/18/2021

Tips to gather safely for Christmas with omicron variant spreading

If you're hosting or attending a family gathering or party, you might be wondering what more you could be doing other than getting vaccinated.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

12/18/2021

Omicron variant: What is the R-value? How many people can you infect?

What is the omicron variant’s potential reproductive rate? What is the R-value and R-number for the omicron variant?

Source: Deseret News

12/17/2021

First omicron variant cases detected in Maine, according to CDC

On Friday, the Maine CDC announced that the omicron variant has been identified for the first time in the state.

Source: WMTW Portland

12/17/2021

Do COVID booster shots stop the omicron variant? New study reveals all

The first estimate of the COVID vaccine booster shot’s impact on the omicron COVID variant is here. Read about the COVID vaccine and the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

12/17/2021

Arrival of omicron variant could be a disaster for already overwhelmed Fox Valley hospitals, health care leaders say - Post

It's unclear whether omicron causes milder illness than other versions of the coronavirus, but scientists say the sheer number of infections due to its high transmissibility could further overwhelm hospitals.

Source: Appleton Post Crescent

12/17/2021

COVID Update: Dr. Fauci and What we know about the omicron variant, the symptoms and vaccine effectiveness - WABC

Here is what we know about rising COVID-19 cases and the increasing prevalence of the omicron variant and its symptoms.

Source: WABC-TV

12/17/2021

'Viral blizzard': Expert warns Omicron variant infections are about to surge

The Omicron COVID-19 variant is about to infect millions of Americans in a “viral blizzard” of cases, a leading expert has warned.

Source: New York Post

12/17/2021

Omicron variant cases detected in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties

Michigan has 6 confirmed omicron variant cases in 5 counties, state health officials said Friday. Wayne, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties each have 1.

Source: Detroit Free Press

12/17/2021

Omicron Variant Now Dominates in England and Scotland, Health Data Show

Infections of the Covid-19 variant are estimated to be doubling in less than two days across much of England

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/17/2021

Health officials: Omicron variant identified in 5 Michigan counties

The latest COVID-19 variant omicron has now been identified in five counties across the state of Michigan, officials said Friday.

Source: WDIV ClickOnDetroit

12/17/2021

Omicron Variant’s Rapid Spread Triggers New Precautions

Variant is doubling every 1.5 days in parts of U.K. as hospitalization rates stay low in South Africa

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/17/2021

Tips to gather safely for Christmas with omicron variant spreading

If you're hosting or attending a family gathering or party, you might be wondering what more you could be doing other than getting vaccinated.

Source: 4029tv

12/17/2021

Latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

Scientists continue to race to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines as it spreads. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

12/17/2021

Knox County reports first case of omicron variant

The Knox County Health Department has confirmed the first local case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant

Source: WATE 6 On Your Side

12/17/2021

First known case of omicron variant confirmed in Washtenaw County

The COVID-19 variant was identified in someone who tested positive last week and is in isolation, officials say.

Source: mlive.com

12/17/2021

Fueled by Delta and Omicron variants, COVID-19 cases spike nationwide

Meg Oliver looks into the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the ripple effects of a spike in COVID-19 cases.Each weekday morning, "CBS Mornings” co-hos...

Source: YouTube

12/17/2021

Covid-19 Vaccine and Omicron Variant News: Live Updates

The agency cited increasing evidence that the company’s shots can trigger a rare blood clotting disorder. Scientists are racing to gauge the threat that Omicron poses.

Source: New York Times

12/17/2021

We asked scientists what the omicron variant is going to do to the United States

The omicron variant is rapidly replacing the delta variant as the most virulent strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Source: Salon

12/17/2021

10-year Treasury yield inches lower to 1.4% amid caution over omicron variant

U.S. Treasury yields inched lower on Friday morning, as investors remained cautious over the spread of the omicron variant.

Source: CNBC

12/17/2021

Omicron variant symptoms: 5 symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

What are the symptoms for the omicron variant? What are the COVID symptoms for the omicron variant?

Source: Deseret News

12/17/2021

Americans feel virus whiplash, with omicron variant upending life

Boosters appear to provide good protection, and studies suggest omicron symptoms may be milder. But amid soaring cases and increasing closures, many are puzzled on how to assess the risk.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

12/17/2021

FNC’s Dr. Makary: Omicron Variant Is ‘Omi-Cold’ and We Have ‘Pandemic of Lunacy’

On Thursday's broadcast of Fox News Radio's "Brian Kilmeade Show," Fox News Medical Contributor and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor Dr. Marty | Clips

Source: Breitbart News

12/17/2021

5 symptoms that may mean you were infected with COVID-19 omicron variant

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A new list is out of the symptoms you’re likely to feel if you’ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19. You might be likely at first to dismiss it as the common cold. While it appears many of the initi…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

12/17/2021

The omicron variant will bring a Covid-19 wave this winter. What can we do to stop it?

There is no grand plan for stopping omicron — but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.

Source: Vox

12/16/2021

Nashville experiences first case of omicron variant

The Metro Public Health Department reports the first confirmed case of the omicron variant among a Nashville resident.

Source: NewsChannel5.com

12/16/2021

This COVID symptom means you have the omicron variant

People infected with the omicron variant have one major symptom in common. Is scratchy throat a sign of omicron?

Source: Deseret News

12/16/2021

University of Texas sees 'alarming' spike in COVID-19 cases likely due to omicron variant - Austin American

The University of Texas reported its highest daily student COVID-19 case count of the semester on Wednesday.

Source: Austin American-Statesman

12/16/2021

Study: Omicron variant is 'markedly resistant' to vaccine, booster shot

According to the study, existing antibody therapies like monoclonal antibody cocktails are largely ineffective against omicron, along with natural antibodies from previous infections.

Source: FOX 5 NY

12/16/2021

What we now know about the Omicron variant

With the projected number of Omicron cases expected to grow in the coming weeks, these are perhaps some of the many questions weighing on the minds of...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/16/2021

Understanding the Omicron variant's mutationsUnderstanding the omicron variant's mutations

Scientists are just beginning to untangle omicron’s mysteries, but the locations of mutations in key places provide some clues to how fast it spreads, how well vaccines will work and how sick it might make us.

Source: The Washington Post

12/16/2021

'Striking' vaccine resistance in Omicron variant: Columbia University

A new study out of Columbia University says the Omicron variant is “markedly resistant” to vaccines and boosters might not do much to help, spelling bad news for the country.

Source: New York Post

12/16/2021

First case of omicron variant in Alabama has been confirmed

Alabama has confirmed its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a development that was expected as the latest mutation spreads in the United States.

Source: WHNT News 19

12/16/2021

Omicron variant may multiply 70 times faster than delta, study finds: Latest COVID-19 updates

The omicron variant multiplies 70 times faster in the human bronchial tubes than the initial COVID-19 or the delta variant, according to a new study.

Source: USA Today

12/16/2021

Omicron variant believed to be in Maine as COVID surge continues

State officials say the new highly contagious coronavirus variant has not been officially detected in Maine, but they assume it is already here and will soon drive more infections.

Source: Press Herald

12/16/2021

COVID-19 cases increase as Omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country

COVID-19 cases with Omicron detected are increasing across the country. The White House is urging people to get a booster shot to combat the highly infectiou...

Source: YouTube

12/16/2021

U.S. faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron variant advances

The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, threatening to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row. The White House …

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

12/16/2021

Omicron variant found to grow 70 times faster than Delta in respiratory tissue

University of Hong Kong study says COVID-19 mutation multiplies rapidly in bronchus, but much more slowly in the lungs compared to initial coronavirus; is possibly less severe

Source: The Times of Israel

12/15/2021

Michigan identifies two more cases of omicron variant of COVID-19

Michigan's health department has identified two more cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total to three cases.

Source: The Detroit News

12/15/2021

Garfield County reports its first case of COVID-19 omicron variant

Garfield County Public Health reported Wednesday that it was notified of a vaccinated county resident who tested positive for the COVID-19 omicron variant, the first discovered so far on the Western Slope of Colorado.“We anticipated that we would see omicron …

Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent

12/15/2021

Current Covid boosters are enough to fight the omicron variant, Fauci says

Do we need an omicron-specific booster for Covid? Fauci says the current boosters will work to fight the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: NBC News

12/15/2021

Watch live: Omicron variant: Your questions answered

Another 78,610 COVID cases have been reported in the UK, the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic.In tonight's Q&A, we answer your questions ...

Source: YouTube

12/15/2021

Boston health officials identify first cases of coronavirus omicron variant

Three cases were identified in unvaccinated young adults, health officials said.

Source: WCVB Boston

12/15/2021

First omicron variant cases reported in South Carolina

The first case of the omicron variant has been reported in South Carolina.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

12/15/2021

Omicron Variant Infections Are 70 Times Faster But Less Severe, Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

12/15/2021

Coronavirus live updates: Omicron variant spreads to 77 countries, 35 US states

The coronavirus variant was designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization less than a month ago.

Source: The Washington Post

12/15/2021

Covid warning as Omicron variant 'can bind' to rats sparking horror plague fears

THE OMICRON variant of coronavirus has developed the ability to infect rodents, scientists have warned.

Source: Express

12/15/2021

Omicron variant detected in Oregon, health officials say more cases are likely

Dr. Donna Hansel, chair of OHSU's Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, believes more positive cases are on the horizon.

Source: KGW.com

12/15/2021

COVID surge expected in Oregon now that omicron variant detected

The omicron variant has thrown a big wrench into the COVID-19 outlook in Oregon and around the world. And with three cases of the variant now reported in Oregon, experts say it's just a matter of a few weeks before the state sees another surge. “This is…

Source: KATU

12/15/2021

Pfizer Says Covid Pill 89 Percent Effective As Omicron Variant Spreads

Pfizer says its antiviral pill could protect against the delta and omicron variants of Covid-19, reducing the risk of hospitalization or death by 89 percent ...

Source: YouTube

12/14/2021

Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccine 70% effective at preventing Omicron variant hospitalizations, data suggest

Preliminary analysis of the latest real-world data from South Africa shows that while two shots of the vaccine alone may not stop an infection, it will help avoid serious illness.

Source: CBS News

12/14/2021

Omicron Variant Accounts for 3% of U.S. Covid-19 Infections

CDC data shows higher concentration of Omicron cases in New York, New Jersey

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/14/2021

First omicron variant case reported in Nevada - KLAS

The Southern Nevada Heath District has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant.

Source: KLAS - 8 News Now

12/14/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant: 'We expect we will see more,' Idaho state epidemiologist says

The first confirmed Idaho case of the omicron variant was reported Dec. 3. It is linked to illnesses and at least one death in other countries.

Source: KTVB.com

12/14/2021

United Airlines expects year-end travel to top Thanksgiving despite omicron variant

United says it expects Christmas and New Year's travel to reach 87% of 2019 levels.

Source: CNBC

12/14/2021

Pfizer's anti-covid pill prevents severe illness and should work against omicron variant, company says

For people at risk of severe illness, the five-day pill regimen cut hospitalization and death by nearly 90 percent in the final analysis.

Source: The Washington Post

12/14/2021

The Omicron Variant COVID-19 Symptoms to Watch for, According to Experts

Scientists say there are common symptoms largely associated with the infection that you shouldn't ignore.

Source: Prevention.com

12/14/2021

Omicron variant and threat of higher interest rates cause investors to hoard cash: BofA

Investors are loading up on cash as stock market volatility picks up. Here is the new data from Bank of America's monthly fund manager survey.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/14/2021

Why a Covid booster dose is crucial against the omicron variant

The race is on to get Covid vaccine booster shots. Here's why they're so important in the face of the omicron variant.

Source: CNBC

12/14/2021

Omicron variant more resistant to vaccines but causes less severe covid, major South African study concludes

The study of the omicron coronavirus variant by South Africa's largest insurer involves 211,000 cases and is the most comprehensive to date.

Source: The Washington Post

12/14/2021

Alaska's first detected case of omicron variant comes as state's COVID-19 counts are declining

The percentage of people hospitalized with the virus was just 5.3% of the state’s overall hospitalized population by Monday.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

12/14/2021

Covid News: Omicron Variant Appears to Be Spreading Fast in Washington State

The United States surpassed 50 million virus cases. Masks are required in indoor public spaces across New York State that do not require proof of vaccination for entry and will be required everywhere in California.

Source: New York Times

12/14/2021

Oregon reports first 3 cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant, in Portland area

Oregon’s first three cases of Omicron-variant COVID-19 have been confirmed in Washington and Multnomah counties, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday evening.

Source: KTVZ

12/14/2021

Alaska's first case of omicron variant detected in Anchorage resident

The variant was detected in someone who tested positive for the virus in Anchorage after traveling internationally in November, according to the city’s health department.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

12/14/2021

Omicron variant found in Oregon

Delta remains the dominant variant statewide, but Oregon joins a growing list of states reporting cases of omicron. The latest research suggests booster shots may be particularly important.

Source: OPB News

12/13/2021

Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected for 1st time in New Hampshire resident

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected for the first time in a New Hampshire resident, health officials said Monday.

Source: WMUR Manchester

12/13/2021

First two cases of COVID-19 omicron variant reported in Bexar County, health officials say

The first two known cases of the <a href="https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/12/03/early-data-shows-vaccinated-people-are-experiencing-mild-symptoms-with-omicron-variant-infectious-disease-doctor-says/" target="_blank">COVID-19 omicron variant</a> have been…

Source: KSAT San Antonio

12/13/2021

North Carolina confirms 1st case of omicron variant

RALEIGH — North Carolina is now one of 29 states where the COVID-19 omicron variant has been detected, according to the latest numbers the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

Source: Associated Press

12/13/2021

Cleveland Clinic detects omicron variant in laboratory sample

The COVID-19 omicron variant is being reported in Northeast Ohio for the first time, the Cleveland Clinic confirmed Monday afternoon.

Source: fox8.com

12/13/2021

Omicron variant cases in Travis County found at UT Austin

Austin Public Health learned of the positive cases from University of Texas Austin Health Services and UT says the individuals did not travel internationally — strongly indicating community transmission in Austin-Travis County.

Source: KXAN.com

12/13/2021

Omicron variant reduces vaccine efficacy, spreads faster than Delta, says WHO | Latest English News

According to the the World Health Organisation (WHO), the new omicron coronavirus variant spreads faster and considerably reduces vaccine efficacy compared t...

Source: YouTube

12/13/2021

First person dies from Omicron variant in United Kingdom

LONDON (Reuters) -At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/12/2021

"DC Health Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases Involving the Omicron Variant in the District"

photo by Diane Krauthamer From the Mayor's Office: "Today, DC Health confirmed four unrelated cases of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of COVID-19 in the District. The first case is in an adult female who traveled domestically to Florida and New …

Source: PoPville

12/12/2021

DC Health Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases Involving the Omicron Variant in the District | mayormb

(Washington, DC) – Today, DC Health confirmed four unrelated cases of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of COVID-19 in the District.

Source: Dc.gov

12/12/2021

Pfizer Booster Shots Are Effective Against Omicron Variant, Israeli Study Says

Findings also show those who had second Pfizer dose five months ago or more had little protection against the variant

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/12/2021

Covid: First people in UK hospitals with Omicron variant

The variant accounts for a third of infections in London, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi says.

Source: BBC News

12/12/2021

Omicron Variant Of COVID-19 Arrives In Tennessee; Authorities Urge Vaccination And Booster Shots

Source: The Chattanoogan

12/12/2021

Omicron variant detected in Altamonte Springs sewage

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Source: WESH Orlando

12/11/2021

29 US States Have Confirmed Omicron Variant Cases, Most Among Vaccinated

Ohio and Rhode Island on Saturday became the 28th and 29th states to report cases of the Omicron ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

12/11/2021

Ohio Department of Health confirms first Omicron variant cases

The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed the first two cases of the Omicron variant in the state.

Source: WHIO

12/11/2021

Omicron variant detected in central Ohio - NBC4 WCMH

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has reported that the omicron variant has been detected in the state of Ohio with the first two cases identified in central Ohio. The first two cases of the variant have been confirmed in Ohio following ge…

Source: NBC4 WCMH-TV

12/11/2021

United Kingdom reports rapid spread of the Omicron variant |WION | World News |English News | Covid

The number of Omicron cases rising in the United Kingdom has been enormously worrying for the authorities. Experts have warned that Omicron variant could bec...

Source: YouTube

12/11/2021

Anime NYC's COVID-19 Tracing Provides Early Look at Omicron Variant's Transmissibility

Man with Omicron went out for 'dinner, drinks, karaoke' with others outside con

Source: Anime News Network

12/11/2021

NC COVID 19 update December 10: NC sees first reported case of Omicron variant, a UNC Charlotte student - WTVD

UNC Charlotte said a student who traveled out of state for Thanksgiving has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19

Source: WTVD-TV

12/11/2021

'We expect that it's already circulating,' Buncombe official says of omicron variant

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is officially in North Carolina, according to state health experts. Caption: 'We expect that it's already circulating,' Buncombe official says of omicron variant. During a news conference Friday, Rick Tankersley, vice chancello…

Source: WLOS

12/11/2021

First reported positive case of COVID omicron variant in NC is tied to college student

Source: Google News

12/11/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Idaho

The state's first confirmed case of the variant is in Ada County. Central District Health said that person experienced "very mild symptoms," and was vaccinated.

Source: KTVB.com

12/10/2021

North Carolina college student tests positive for COVID-19 omicron variant - WXII12 Winston

The first known case of the COVID-19 omicron variant in North Carolina has been identified.

Source: WXII12 Winston-Salem

12/10/2021

Omicron variant was in California weeks ago, water sample suggests

The Omicron strain of the coronavirus was detected in California’s wastewater last month, even before the World Health Organization declared it a “variant of concern,” lab data suggests. In a statement to The Times, the California Department of Public Health …

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

12/10/2021

BREAKING: Omicron variant to be dominant within weeks

The UK is now set to have one million Omicron infections by end of December, but boosters are effective effective at limiting the impact experts have told Sk...

Source: YouTube

12/10/2021

South Africa records 20000 Covid cases of Omicron variant | Latest English News | WION

COVID-19 cases in Omicron-hit South Africa more than double within a week as it reports around 20,000 new cases and 36 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 ho...

Source: YouTube

12/10/2021

1st Case of COVID Omicron Variant Found in Fully Vaccinated and Boosted San Diegan

On Thursday, San Diego officials reported the first case of a local patient who had tested positive for the omicron variant of COVID.

Source: NBC 7 San Diego

12/09/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant identified in Yolo County, health officials say

The first known case of the COVID-19 omicron variant was discovered in Yolo County, health officials announced Thursday.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

12/09/2021

Is the COVID pandemic nearing an end? Experts weigh in on impact of omicron variant

There’s no clear-cut definition for when a pandemic starts and ends, and how much of a threat a global outbreak is posing can vary by country, but determining the global risk of COVID-19 could lead experts to signal an end to the pandemic.

Source: Fox News

12/09/2021

Third Georgian has contracted omicron variant, DPH says

The health department said the person is unvaccinated and is currently experiencing mild symptoms.

Source: WSB Atlanta

12/09/2021

Coronavirus live updates: Omicron variant could require fourth vaccine dose

More than 40 people in the United States have tested positive for the omicron variant, the CDC said Wednesday. Nearly all had only mild symptoms.

Source: The Washington Post

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

How the omicron variant is affecting South Africa, according to a top health journalist

One of the country’s top health journalists on omicron, early case and hospitalization data, and the West’s travel bans.

Source: Vox

12/09/2021

US Covid cases surge as vaccine progress slows and Omicron variant sparks fears

Ohio, as well as Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania have seen a recent increase in cases and hospitalizations

Source: The Guardian

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

12/08/2021

Booster shots proving to be effective against omicron variant, which has confirmed cases in Florida

Cases of the new omicron variant of COVID-19 are now in Florida.

Source: WPLG Local 10

12/08/2021

COVID-19 vaccination AND getting sick provides strongest protection against Delta, Omicron variants

Researchers from UCLA say getting the COVID-19 vaccine and getting sick with earlier strains of COVID combine to produce potent antibodies against newer variants.

Source: WAVY.com

12/08/2021

Which COVID booster should I get? What to know about mixing vaccines and the omicron variant

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines for boosters is effective, research shows. Here's what to consider when choosing your third dose.

Source: CNET

12/08/2021

Omicron variant in California: Bay Area slips back to higher levels of transmission risk

After starting the week with eight of the nine regional counties in the yellow...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/08/2021

Pfizer says vaccine booster dose protects against omicron variant

Omicron variant vaccine research from Pfizer-BioNTech appears to show the Pfizer Covid vaccine booster dose can provide strong protection against omicron.

Source: NBC News

12/08/2021

Is it the flu, a cold, or the omicron variant? How to know, and when to get tested for COVID

How do you tell if you've contracted COVID-19, or is it the flu or allergies? It can be tricky, but here are some guidelines.

Source: Palm Beach Post

12/08/2021

Dr. Gottlieb on omicron variant: We have the tools to deal with this

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech's latest data on its Covid-19 vacc...

Source: YouTube

12/08/2021

Omicron variant detected in Florida, health officials say

Health officials confirmed Tuesday that the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Florida.

Source: WPBF West Palm Beach

12/08/2021

Pfizer and BioNTech Provide Update on Omicron Variant

Preliminary laboratory studies demonstrate that three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralize the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529 lineage) while two doses show significantly reduced neutralization titers Data indicate that a third dose of BNT162b2…

Source: Pfizer.com

12/08/2021

Jim Cramer says the market's rally so far this week shows that omicron variant panic was wrong

"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer said Tuesday the stock market's two-day move to begin the trading week shows why it was so wrong to panic about the omicron varia...

Source: YouTube

12/08/2021

Case of omicron variant in Florida confirmed

A case of the coronavirus omicron variant in Florida was confirmed Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health said.

Source: WJXT News4JAX

12/07/2021

Long Beach reports 1st case of omicron variant of COVID-19 - KABC

The city of Long Beach is reporting its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, believed to be the fourth case overall in Los Angeles County.

Source: KABC-TV

12/07/2021

Low concentrations of omicron variant found in Sacramento County sewage sample

Public health officials in Sacramento County told KCRA 3 on Tuesday that low concentrations of the COVID-19 omicron variant were found in a sewage sample from November.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

12/07/2021

COVID: How bad is the omicron variant? Q&A on what new research is telling us

New South African study suggests that fast-spreading omicron variant may be a more infectious but gentler variant than delta.

Source: The Mercury News

12/07/2021

Omicron variant found in wastewater at 8 Houston treatment plants

The omicron variant has been found in Houston’s wastewater, the Houston Health Department announced Monday night.

Source: KXAN.com

12/07/2021

Florida's first case of omicron variant confirmed in Tampa

The first confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state of Florida has been reported at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa.

Source: ABC Action News

12/07/2021

COVID-19 Omicron variant detected in Houston wastewater

'Omicron in Houston is cause for concern but not panic,' Houston's chief medical officer...

Source: Chron.com

12/07/2021

Omicron variant could become dominant strain worldwide: experts

Experts say the implications of Omicron becoming dominant are unclear and will remain so until more case data is available.

Source: Business Insider

12/07/2021

Omicron variant's 50 mutations could be its downfall; preliminary data points to less severe disease - WTVD

The South African Medical Research Council just reported this variant may cause less severe cases of COVID-19.

Source: WTVD-TV

12/07/2021

Dr. Rai discusses local COVID situation, omicron variant

Prevea President and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai says we’re in a “bad place” when it comes to hospitalizations and cases in our area.

Source: WBAY

12/07/2021

We all want the Omicron variant to be milder. Here's why it's too soon to know

The Omicron variant may look like it's causing mostly mild illness, but it's too soon to bet on that, experts agree.

Source: CNN

12/07/2021

COVID-19 in California: Track COVID cases, vaccine rates, omicron variant updates, booster shot and testing info

Here is information on the latest COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, community transmission, breakdowns of vaccination rates, testing info and the latest headlines.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

12/07/2021

Houston woman with no recent travel history tests positive for omicron variant, Judge Hidalgo confirms

A northwest Houston woman with no recent travel history tested positive for the omicron variant of COVID-19 on Monday, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Source: KPRC Click2Houston

12/07/2021

Omicron variant detected in Houston’s wastewater, health department confirms

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Houston’s wastewater, the Houston Health Department announced Monday night.

Source: KPRC Click2Houston

12/07/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Houston wastewater

The variant was found in eight of the city's 39 wastewater treatment plants.

Source: KHOU.com

12/07/2021

More Contagious But Less Severe? UCSF Discusses Omicron Variant

As the Omicron variant continues to spread, many questions arise about its severity. UCSF Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Peter Chin Hong discusses.Stay co...

Source: YouTube

12/07/2021

Texas announces first detected case of omicron variant in Harris County

Officials in Harris County confirmed on Monday evening Texas’ first detected case of the omicron variant of COVID-19.

Source: KXAN.com

12/06/2021

Omicron variant in California: LA County reports new omicron case, in college student returning from East Coast

The Los Angeles County health department on Monday announced confirmation of a new...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/06/2021

Airline stocks enjoy big, broad bounce after Fauci's encouraging comments on omicron variant

Airline stocks took flight Monday, as some encouraging comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the omicron variant's severity helped calm investor fears...

Source: MarketWatch

12/06/2021

Ford delays return-to-work hybrid program until March amid omicron variant

Ford on Monday informed employees that it now plans to begin a pilot phase for select employees in February and March.

Source: CNBC

12/06/2021

What experts say to do to protect yourself against omicron variant

With holiday travel and more family gatherings around the corner, experts say adding layers of protection against COVID-19 is especially important.

Source: KING5.com

12/06/2021

Spike in Omicron Variant Cases Puts Europe on Edge

With cases of the Omicron variant rising in Europe, there are worries that even tougher restrictions are looming over a holiday period that many had hoped would be a return to some normalcy.

Source: New York Times

12/06/2021

Treasury yields climb as investors monitor omicron variant

Treasury yields rose on Monday as risk sentiment looked for a rebound following Friday's pullback.

Source: CNBC

12/06/2021

European stocks head for higher open as omicron variant, bitcoin volatility watched

European stocks are expected to open higher on Monday as investors continue to monitor developments around the omicron Covid variant and bitcoin volatility.

Source: CNBC

12/06/2021

Dr. Fauci, health officials discuss early findings on omicron variant

"What we don’t quite know is how transmissible it will be, will our vaccines work, will it lead to more severe diseases," says CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

Source: KARE11.com

12/05/2021

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Source: ABC News

12/05/2021

Omicron variant detected in 2 Georgia residents

A Georiga resident who was in New Jersey last week was identified as the first resident of the state to test positive for the omicron variant, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday.

Source: WJXT News4JAX

12/05/2021

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus: experts

Researchers from Nference, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based data analytics firm, found a piece of genetic code in Omicron that is present in the virus that can bring about a cold.

Source: New York Post

12/05/2021

Omicron variant found in at least 15 U.S. states -CDC chief

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been found in about 15 U.S. states so far, but the Delta variant remains the majority of COVID-19 cases nationwide, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday.

Source: Reuters

12/05/2021

Colorado governor explains why he's not 'alarmed' by omicron variant

Source: ABC News

12/05/2021

‘Here we go again’ — Bay Area residents reel from omicron variant threat

With definitive information about the latest COVID-19 variant still weeks away, some Californians are accelerating their plans for booster shots while others say it’s merely another sign that…

Source: The Mercury News

12/05/2021

Omicron variant: Is the best strategy against omicron to boost with the original vaccine?

Omicron variant: Do current Covid vaccines and boosters protect against the new variant?

Source: NBC News

12/05/2021

Clues to Omicron Variant’s U.S. Spread Include Test Samples, Sewage

Genomic surveillance varies across the country, but it has improved since the Alpha or Delta Covid-19 variants emerged

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/05/2021

Omicron variant: South Africa sees surge in 'incidental', mild COVID-19

A new pattern of the coronavirus is emerging in South Africa, which could mean its virulence is tapering.

Source: Australian Financial Review

12/05/2021

COVID-19 Omicron variant detected in Washington

The COVID-19 Omicron variant has been detected in Washington, health officials announced Saturday.

Source: Q13 News Seattle

12/05/2021

Omicron variant cases detected in more states as NY hospitals strain under COVID-19 surge

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

Source: OregonLive

12/04/2021

12 Family Members Diagnosed With COVID-19 After Attending Milwaukee Wedding, 5 With Omicron Variant

A California family that attended a big wedding in Milwaukee says the joyous occasion turned into a hotbed for a superspreader.

Source: Cbslocal.com

12/04/2021

5 California Omicron Variant Cases Linked to Wisconsin Wedding

At least five people in Northern California have contracted the omicron variant of the coronavirus, and the outbreak is linked to a wedding in Wisconsin last…

Source: NBC Chicago

12/04/2021

Omicron variant detected in Massachusetts, officials say

The first coronavirus case of the omicron variant in Massachusetts has been detected. Read more on Boston.com.

Source: Boston.com

12/04/2021

Omicron variant cases identified in at least 12 states but Delta still dominates

While at least 12 states have identified cases of the Omicron coronavairus variant, US health officials remain concerned about the Delta version that accounts for practically all new infections.

Source: CNN

12/04/2021

5 cases of omicron variant identified in Alameda County, mild symptoms

Twelve Alameda County residents who attended a wedding in Wisconsin last week tested...

Source: SFGate

12/04/2021

Omicron variant: Cases confirmed in 6 more U.S. states as delta still biggest Covid threat

Six more U.S. states confirmed their first cases of the Covid-19 omicron variant, as experts warned the delta variant will likely be a bigger threat in winter.

Source: NBC News

12/04/2021

Omicron Variant Has Spread To At Least 11 States

Health officials are bracing for more possible infections of the omicron variant of COVID-19 as at least 11 states report new cases. Much is still unknown ab...

Source: YouTube

12/04/2021

UPDATE: First case of COVID omicron variant in Georgia resident detected

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

12/04/2021

Which booster should I get? What to know about mixing vaccines and the omicron variant

Need to find a booster? Here's what we know about mixing COVID vaccines.

Source: CNET

12/04/2021

Georgia woman tests positive for omicron variant

The Georgia Department of Public Health said the woman is currently isolating after traveling to New Jersey.

Source: WSB Atlanta

12/04/2021

Sacramento area health experts express cautious optimism about omicron variant

There's a glimmer of optimism shared by health experts as they keep a close eye on the rise of COVID-19 cases that result from the omicron variant.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

12/04/2021

Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Alameda County Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases ‘Mildly Symptomatic’

At least five people in Alameda County who attended a wedding in Wisconsin last week have been diagnosed with the omicron variant, health authorities announced Friday.

Source: Cbslocal.com

12/04/2021

Omicron Variant Spreading Twice as Quickly as Delta in South Africa

A new mathematical analysis strengthens concerns about the effects of the new variant on the pandemic’s course.

Source: New York Times

12/04/2021

First omicron variant case detected in Missouri, knowledge still limited on variant

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says it has its first case of the Covid-19 variant known as Omicron.

Source: KCTV Kansas City

12/04/2021

South Africa Reports Rise in Number of Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Doctors in South Africa say they have seen a dramatic rise in the number of children under 5 who need to be hospitalized with the COVID-19 omicron variant.

Source: NBC Bay Area

12/04/2021

Omicron Variant Detected in Georgia Resident | Georgia Department of Public Health

Source: Georgia.gov

12/04/2021

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Utah

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Utah, state health officials announce.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

12/04/2021

St. Louis logs first case of COVID-19 omicron variant in Missouri

'Unfortunately, this continues to be the natural course of this pandemic, and we will continue to see variants,' said the St. Louis health director.

Source: STLtoday.com

12/03/2021

First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Reported In Philadelphia

Officials say a male resident in his 30's from Northwest Philadelphia has tested positive for the omicron variant.

Source: Cbslocal.com

12/03/2021

Second Confirmed Colorado Case Of Omicron Variant Discovered In Boulder County

Health officials in Boulder County say a male resident there has the omicron variant.

Source: Cbslocal.com

12/03/2021

First case of omicron variant confirmed in Utah

Utah's first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed on Friday.

Source: fox13now.com

12/03/2021

Covid: Biden says to beat Omicron variant ‘we have to shut it down worldwide’ – live

Bill to fund government through mid-February wins Senate report while US adds 210,000 jobs in November

Source: The Guardian

12/03/2021

Omicron variant discovered in Utah; state reports 1873 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths Friday

As the omicron COVID-19 variant has arrived in Utah, one Utah medical expert says we shouldn't overlook the variant most prevalent in the state right now.

Source: KSL.com

12/03/2021

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/03/2021

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, according to re…

Source: Reuters

12/03/2021

Omicron variant in California: New cases show up in Bay Area

The highly transmissible omicron coronavirus variant is disproportionately impacting...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/03/2021

Omicron variant case confirmed in Boulder County

A COVID-19 omicron variant case has been confirmed in Boulder County, according to Boulder County Public Health (BCPH).

Source: FOX 31 Denver

12/03/2021

Missouri reports first case of COVID-19 omicron variant

Missouri health leaders have reported the first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant in the state.

Source: KY3

12/03/2021

South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants

Researchers in South Africa reported Thursday they have found some evidence that people who had been infected once with coronavirus were more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant than with the Beta or Delta variants.

Source: CNN

12/03/2021

UF Health researcher finds new pattern of mutations in omicron variant

A UF Health researcher's analysis for the Global Virus Network found omicron has substantially more mutations than the delta variant at four key sites within the virus.

Source: WJXT News4JAX

12/03/2021

Omicron Variant: What We Know And Don't Know

Dr. Leana Wen from George Washington University said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than the Delta variant in South Africa. It has at least ...

Source: YouTube

12/03/2021

Department of Health | News | Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Confirm First Omicron Variant Case in New Jersey

Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Confirm First Omicron Variant Case in New Jersey

Source: Nj.gov

12/03/2021

L.A. County's first case of Omicron variant: What we know

There are currently no indications of a larger outbreak, and officials urge people not to panic, saying they see no need for more restrictions at this time.

Source: Los Angeles Times

12/03/2021

UF Health researcher mapped omicron variant's mutations: Here's what he found

Mutations found in new variant suggest very high transmissibility but study needed on how severe it strikes.

Source: Gainesville Sun

12/03/2021

CDC director talks concerns over omicron variant in US

Dr. Rochelle Walensky discusses what to know about early cases of the new variant discovered in the United States.LEARN MORE:New York scientists double down ...

Source: YouTube

12/03/2021

Omicron Variant Puts Companies on Notice This Holiday Season

Some companies are considering canceling holiday gatherings this month, and many are doubling down on vaccine mandates

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/03/2021

The Omicron Variant: How Companies Should Respond

Guidelines to help leaders make decisions — even when we don’t have all the information.

Source: Harvard Business Review

12/03/2021

Latest on Omicron Variant and Covid-19: Live News

Health officials say that community spread of the new variant is inevitable, although scientists caution that much remains unknown, including about its severity and how current vaccines perform against it.

Source: New York Times

12/03/2021

Roche develops new research test kits for Omicron variant

Roche's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/ROG.S" target="_blank">(ROG.S)</a> newly acquired subsidiary TIB Molbiol has developed three new test kits to help researchers detect mutations in the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, Roche said on Friday.

Source: Reuters

12/03/2021

Omicron Variant in New York: What We Know About the 5 Cases

There are now 5 cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in New York, mostly in New York City, the governor said Thursday.

Source: NBC New York

12/03/2021

How the omicron variant is changing public health rules in these Northern California counties

County public health officials across Northern California are keeping a close eye on news about the omicron variant, after the CDC classified it a "variant of concern" this week.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

12/03/2021

Biden details strategies to combat delta, omicron variants

White House plan includes booster shots and stricter travel rules, but experts say testing measures must go further.

Source: The Washington Post

12/03/2021

'Just stupid stuff': Logistics and lack of testing stymied finding the Omicron variant in the US - STAT

Sequencing itself can be as fast as a 24- to 48-hour turnaround. It’s the logistics of moving samples around that’s the real bottleneck.

Source: STAT

12/03/2021

What we know about the Omicron variant so far

Source: Google News

12/03/2021

Omicron Variant Reinfects People Who Have Had the Coronavirus

Evidence from South Africa, where the Omicron variant already dominates, shows a high rate of reinfection of people who have already had the coronavirus.

Source: New York Times

12/02/2021

Will vaccines protect us against the omicron variant? : Goats and Soda

There's serious concern about the effectiveness of vaccines against the omicron strain. But there's also reason to be hopeful — especially for those who've had a booster.

Source: NPR

12/02/2021

Yellen warns Omicron variant could pose 'significant' risk to global economy

The Omicron variant could pose a “significant” risk to global economy’s ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday.

Source: Fox Business

12/02/2021

How the omicron variant could impact COVID transmission in the Bay Area

The CDC’s COVID-19 community transmission map shows coronavirus spread is lower in the...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/02/2021

Second U.S. case of omicron variant is found in Minnesota

Omicron Covid variant in the U.S.: A second case has been detected in Minnesota. The omicron variant of the coronavirus was first discovered in southern Africa.

Source: NBC News

12/02/2021

Does the omicron variant mean vaccines will have to be updated? Here's what scientists say

The data is pouring in on how the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 affects those who have been vaccinated

Source: Salon

12/02/2021

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Colorado - Colorado COVID

DENVER, (Dec. 2, 2021): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Colorado. The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently traveled …

Source: Colorado.gov

12/02/2021

'You sure it's the real thing?' The dramatic story of SF scientists' all-night race to sequence first US omicron variant

After spending the night in the lab, watching the genetic testing results spool out hour...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/02/2021

Omicron variant may have evolved in rats, one theory says

There are several theories as to how the omicron variant evolved.

Source: Live Science

12/02/2021

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Claims Dr. Fauci Has Overhyped Omicron Variant

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in a new interview claims that Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is overhyping ...

Source: YouTube

12/02/2021

Omicron variant: Booster shot could be ready by March, Moderna president says

Moderna could have a booster shot that would target the Omicron variant of COVID-19 ready for approval by March 2022, according to the head of the drug company.

Source: nj.com

12/02/2021

Did a collision of COVID-19 and HIV forge the Omicron variant?

The Omicron variant was probably incubated in a person with poorly controlled HIV who struggled to clear a coronavirus infection.

Source: Los Angeles Times

12/02/2021

U.S. 10-year Treasury yield steady near 1.45% amid persistent omicron variant fears

U.S. Treasury yields were steady on Thursday, amid continued fears around the omicron Covid-19 variant.

Source: CNBC

12/02/2021

Omicron Variant Spreads Faster Than Delta in South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

12/02/2021

Omicron Variant Spreads Faster Than Delta in South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

12/02/2021

Some experts believe Omicron variant may have evolved in an animal host

The theory goes that some type of animal, potentially rodents, was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus sometime in mid-2020.

Source: STAT

12/02/2021

Nigeria on high alert as it confirms three cases of Omicron variant

Africa's most populous nation is on high alert as three people in the country have the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron, a statement from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed.

Source: CNN

12/02/2021

U.S. airports will aid effort to monitor omicron variant

It's part of stepped-up efforts to monitor international arrivals amid growing concerns about the omicron variant.

Source: The Washington Post

12/01/2021

Asia-Pacific stocks fall as omicron variant fears continue to weigh on market sentiment

Stocks on Wall Street saw a sharp reversal overnight after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of omicron in the U.S.

Source: CNBC

12/01/2021

How to choose a booster shot: What to know about mixing vaccines and the omicron variant

With the omicron coronavirus variant now in the US, health officials are urging people to get boosted.

Source: CNET

12/01/2021

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Swings to Record Advance Ticket Sales as Movie Theaters Keep Wary Eye on Omicron Variant

Movie theaters across the globe have been experiencing a kind of pent-up demand that hasn’t been seen in… a while. At the center of stratospheric anticipation is everyone’s friendly neighborhood web-slinger, who takes the spotlight in Sony’s “Spider-Man: No W…

Source: Variety

12/01/2021

Researchers searching for omicron variant in North Carolina

Scientists in the Triangle are racing to detect the Omicron variant, with many of them believing it may already be here. They just need the data to prove it.

Source: WRAL.com

12/01/2021

Omicron-specific vaccine testing underway: Moderna chairman responds to first omicron variant detected in US

Moderna chairman Noubar Afeyan joins 'The Claman Countdown' to discuss the first omicron case in the U.S and how his company is responding to it.

Source: Fox Business

12/01/2021

Biden to reveal 'winter plan' on COVID, omicron variant. Here's what health experts want to hear.

The president will announce plans Thursday for how the nation should handle COVID during the holiday season. Health experts have ideas to add.

Source: USA Today

12/01/2021

How the omicron variant could impact return-to-office plans: 'We're dealing with rapidly moving facts'

Just as the delta variant pushed Labor Day 2021 return-to-office plans back, the omicron variant could delay those plans further into 2022.

Source: CNBC

12/01/2021

Amid spread of omicron variant, CDC expected to require negative COVID-19 test 1 day before flying to US

Source: ABC News

12/01/2021

Remdesivir expected to remain effective against omicron variant, Gilead says

After conducting an initial genetic analysis of more than 200 available sequences of the omicron variant, including those from South Africa, Asia and Europe, the biotechnology giant has found no new mutations present in the strain that are expected to alter t…

Source: Fox Business

12/01/2021

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

Source: ABC News

12/01/2021

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how dangerous omicron really is.

Source: Associated Press

12/01/2021

Why California isn't planning new lockdowns or restrictions for the Omicron variant

Officials note the pandemic is different this year, given the ample supply of vaccines, which should provide some protection against the new variant.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/01/2021

Omicron variant may already be in Florida. What happens next?

“Sitting back and doing nothing is really unconscionable.”

Source: Tampa Bay Times

12/01/2021

Omicron Variant: What We Know And Don't Know

As the world waits to learn more about the latest coronavirus variant, omicron, NBC senior national correspondent Tom Llamas joins to TODAY to run down just ...

Source: YouTube

12/01/2021

Will we be protected from COVID-19’s omicron variant? Bay Area researchers sprint to find out

Experiments at Stanford, UCSF, UC Berkeley, the Gladstone Institute, UC Davis and other top U.S. labs will reveal whether omicron can efficiently infect cells and whether our antibodies can fend if…

Source: The Mercury News

12/01/2021

Nigeria detects a case of the omicron variant from October

It is the first West African country that has recorded the omicron variant and adds to a list of nearly 20 countries where the variant has been detected.

Source: NPR

12/01/2021

Why Covid-19 vaccine booster shots could help stop the omicron variant

The CDC is encouraging Covid-19 booster shots now while we wait on more omicron variant data. Here’s why.

Source: Vox

12/01/2021

No changes in advance of Omicron variant

No decision on whether to limit the size of Christmas gatherings has been made amid fears over a new strain of the coronavirus, a health ministry spokeswoman said yesterday. She said: “No decision at ...

Source: Royal Gazette

12/01/2021

Treasury yields rise with the Fed's faster taper plans, omicron variant in focus

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday morning, amid investor concerns around the omicron variant and the Fed's plans to potentially taper faster than expected.

Source: CNBC

12/01/2021

Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, South African disease expert says

The Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant, the director of South Africa's communicable disease institute said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters

12/01/2021

Georgia on alert as omicron variant spreads around the globe

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

12/01/2021

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how dangerous omicron really is.

Source: Associated Press

11/30/2021

Houston Health Department begins testing city's wastewater for omicron variant - KTRK

As concerns continue to grow over the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19, Houston's health department has begun testing the wastewater for it.

Source: KTRK-TV

11/30/2021

Omicron variant: Why scientists and the world reacted so quickly

When Jeremy Kamil got his first look at B.1.1.529, the coronavirus variant that would soon be named omicron, it didn’t take long to see the differences.

Source: NBC News

11/30/2021

Omicron variant cases confirmed in at least 18 countries

Dr. Alok Patel at Stanford Children’s Health discusses the modification of vaccines since the detection of the new variant and how concerned Americans should...

Source: YouTube

11/30/2021

The World Health Organization recommends those 60 years old and older postpone travel over omicron variant concerns | TheHill

“Persons who are unwell or at risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease and dying, including people 60 years of age or older or those with comorbidities (e.g. heart disease, cancer and diabetes), should be advised to postpone travel.”

Source: The Hill

11/30/2021

Regeneron warns its antibody cocktail may be less effective against Omicron variant

Regeneron — which markets REGEN-COV, the most widely used monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 in the US — cautioned that further studies are needed to determine whether the Om…

Source: New York Post

11/30/2021

Omicron variant: do we need a new vaccine? We didn't for beta or delta.

Drugmakers are racing to develop new vaccines intended to target the omicron variant. Will they be needed?

Source: NBC News

11/30/2021

'A temporary interruption': Economy could take slight hit from omicron variant in 2022, experts say

The omicron coronavirus variant could ding economic growth next year as it dampens consumer demand and worsens labor shortages and supply troubles.

Source: USA Today

11/30/2021

Omicron Variant Starts to Hit Travel, Business Flights and Events

Executives are paring back travel plans and events are getting canceled in the wake of the discovery of a new Covid-19 strain

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/30/2021

Regeneron reports antibody treatment is less effective against omicron variant

CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the latest headlines from drugmakers and vaccine makers on the omicron variant. For access to live and exclusive video from CNB...

Source: YouTube

11/30/2021

Biden says COVID-19 Omicron variant is "cause for concern, not a cause for panic"

"Sooner or later, we're going to see cases of this new variant here in the United States," the president said.

Source: CBS News

11/30/2021

Dow Jones Futures Dive As Moderna CEO Predicts Less Effective Vaccines For Omicron Variant

Dow Jones futures dived 500 points early Tuesday, as the Moderna CEO predicted existing vaccines will be less effective for omicron.

Source: Investor's Business Daily

11/30/2021

Regeneron says Covid antibody drug could be less effective against Omicron variant

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday prior analyses suggested its Covid-19 antibody cocktail, and similar drugs, could have reduced activity against the Omicron variant.

Source: NBC News

11/30/2021

Tests suggest Regeneron antibody treatment for COVID loses effectiveness against omicron variant: WSJ

Early tests suggest that the COVID-19 antibody treatment developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.undefinedloses effectiveness against the omicron variant...

Source: MarketWatch

11/30/2021

Stock market response to omicron variant offers important investing lesson

The market plunge on Black Friday — and recovery on Monday — after the news about omicron offers an important lesson to investors: If you’re going to own stocks long term, you need to have enough cash on hand to ride out volatility.

Source: The Washington Post

11/30/2021

Alaska COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations continue to drop as health officials watch global emergence of omicron variant

The new variant has not yet been detected anywhere in the United States, including Alaska.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

11/30/2021

All vaccinated adults should get a COVID-19 booster shot because of the omicron variant, CDC says

It's a slight but significant tweak to the wording of guidance issued earlier this month when the CDC endorsed an expanded emergency use authorization for boosters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: WLWT Cincinnati

11/30/2021

Scientist who helped discover Omicron variant warns of its potential: "This is probably the most mutated virus we'd ever seen"

The Omicron variant has more than 50 mutations, enhancing the virus' ability to infect the body.

Source: CBS News

11/30/2021

Cramer: Look to travel and leisure stocks if Covid omicron variant doesn't hurt economy

"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer said Monday that investors should turn to travel and leisure stocks if the Covid omicron variant ultimately doesn't weigh on the ...

Source: YouTube

11/30/2021

Jim Cramer on Covid omicron variant: Panic is not an investment strategy

On Monday's episode of "Mad Money," host Jim Cramer discussed the new Covid omicron variant and stressed why he believes investors need to make well-reasoned...

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

As Omicron variant cases spread, countries rush to impose travel bans: Live updates

The US, European Union, Japan and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of a newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron. Follow for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

11/29/2021

Jim Cramer’s investment playbook for the Covid omicron variant

"I'm not necessarily saying the economy will be able to keep on chugging without overheating now ... but it's a real possibility," the "Mad Money" host said.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says

The CDC strengthened recommendations for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine Monday, saying all adults should get boosted six months after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's or Moderna's vaccine or two months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Source: CNN

11/29/2021

Vanderbilt disease expert calls omicron variant one of concern

Dr. William Schaffner is sitting at a place of concern with the latest COVID-19 variant.

Source: NewsChannel5.com

11/29/2021

Pfizer Vaccine Can Work Against Omicron Variant, CEO Says

Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla says its vaccine is very likely to work against the new omicron Covid-19 variant. He is on "Balance of Powe...

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

Global risk of omicron variant is 'very high;' Biden urges vaccinations, masks: Latest COVID-19 updates

Meanwhile, Biden on Monday urged Americans to get vaccinated, obtain a booster shot, and wear masks in public places.

Source: USA Today

11/29/2021

Omicron variant may mean stock market rally is on hold: Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs warns the Omicron variant could be a wet blanket on a stock market that is still near record highs.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

11/29/2021

Omicron Variant Surfaces Amid an Airline Travel Rebound

With several countries imposing new restrictions, the question now is whether travelers will be deterred.

Source: New York Times

11/29/2021

Thermo Fisher says its COVID-19 tests accurately detects Omicron variant

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/TMO.N" target="_blank">(TMO.N)</a> said on Monday its COVID-19 diagnostic tests can accurately detect the new coronavirus variant Omicron that has prompted several countries to shut their…

Source: Reuters

11/29/2021

Biden urges booster shots amid growing alarm over omicron variant

President Joe Biden will urge vaccinated Americans to get their Covid booster shots and once again plead with those who yet to be vaccinated to get their first dose in remarks Monday amid growing concerns about the potential threat posed by the new omicron va…

Source: NBC News

11/29/2021

What the Omicron Variant Could Mean for Oil Prices

Global oil prices fell Friday in the biggest one-day drop since last April.

Source: Gizmodo.com

11/29/2021

Omicron Variant Could Boost Global Growth, According to Goldman Sachs Scenario

Economists set out four scenarios, including one where the variant causes less severe disease, helping lift global growth higher.

Source: Barron's

11/29/2021

Pfizer CEO confident Covid treatment pill will be effective against omicron variant

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said he has a "very high level of confidence" that the company's Covid treatment pill is effective against omicron.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

The Omicron Variant

Last week, a worrisome variant of SARS-CoV-2 burst into the public consciousness: the Omicron variant. The concern among scientist

Source: kottke.org

11/29/2021

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries over Omicron variant concerns

While investigations continue into the Omicron variant, WHO recommends that all countries "take a risk-based and scientific approach and put in place measures which can limit its possible spread."

Source: CBS News

11/29/2021

Stock Futures, Oil Rise as Investors Weigh Omicron Variant

Asian indexes fall; European stocks gain

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/29/2021

Japan shuts borders to nonresident foreigners in response to omicron variant

The country is slamming its doors closed again, just three weeks after reopening, amid growing fears about the new coronavirus strain.

Source: The Washington Post

11/29/2021

Omicron Variant Surfaces Amid an Airline Travel Rebound

With several countries imposing new restrictions, the question now is whether travelers will be deterred.

Source: New York Times

11/29/2021

Japan to bar all foreign visitors over Omicron variant

Prime minister says new rule, which goes beyond initial curbs on arrivals from southern Africa, will start on Tuesday.

Source: Al Jazeera English

11/29/2021

European markets set to soar at the open despite global concern over omicron variant

European stocks are expected to start the new trading week far higher, despite extensive concerns over the newly-discovered omicron Covid variant.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

Omicron Variant Is Reported in More Countries as Officials Grapple With How to Respond

Emergence of fast-spreading Covid-19 strain prompts fears that it will worsen an already severe wave in some Western countries

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/29/2021

Biden to provide update Monday on US response to omicron variant | TheHill

President Biden will provide an update on his administration...

Source: The Hill

11/28/2021

Omicron Variant Adds Uncertainty to Global Economy, AMP Capital

Shane Oliver, chief economist and head of investment strategy at AMP Capital, discusses how the Omicron coronavirus variant might affect the global economy a...

Source: YouTube

11/28/2021

Readout of President Biden's Meeting with COVID-19 Response Team on the Omicron Variant

Following up on the regular briefings he had on COVID while traveling, the President met in person today with his Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony

Source: Whitehouse.gov

11/28/2021

S.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have "very mild" symptoms

A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a <a href="https://www.reuters.com/world/new-coronavirus-variant-omicron-keeps-spreading-australia-detects-cases-2021-11-28/" target="_blank">different coronavirus strain</a> among patients said on Su…

Source: Reuters

11/28/2021

Covid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK

It comes as England prepares to adopt tighter rules on masks and international travel from Tuesday.

Source: BBC News

11/28/2021

South Africa, which found the omicron variant first, sequences less than 1 percent of coronavirus samples

Scientists say genetic sequencing is crucial to preventing the spread of new, highly contagious variants. But 20 months into the pandemic, global rates of sequencing remain low as vaccine inequality grows.

Source: The Washington Post

11/28/2021

Omicron variant showing ‘unusual but mild’ symptoms, South African doctor says

The South African doctor who alerted officials of the possibility of a new variant, later named omicron, said the “unusual but mild” symptoms were what caught her attention.

Source: WOODTV.com

11/28/2021

Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations: NIH director

"It does make you worry, therefore, that it's a sufficiently different virus, that it might not respond as well to protection from the vaccines. But we don't know that," Francis Collins said.

Source: Business Insider

11/28/2021

Fed’s Bostic weighs Omicron variant and two rate hikes

Atlanta Federal Reserve President Bostic weighs in on the fast-moving Omicron COVID variant and rates hikes in 2022.

Source: Fox Business

11/28/2021

Fauci: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron variant nears

Collins and Fauci emphasise need for vaccines and boosters as Biden administration tries to update defenses

Source: The Guardian

11/28/2021

Omicron variant showing ‘unusual but mild’ symptoms, South African doctor says

(WJW) — The South African doctor who alerted officials of the possibility of a new variant, later named omicron, says the “unusual but mild” symptoms are what caught her attention. In a FOX News report, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who is a board member of the Sout…

Source: fox8.com

11/28/2021

Moderna says an omicron variant vaccine could be ready in early 2022

Omicron was classified as a "variant of concern" by the WHO last week.

Source: CNBC

11/28/2021

The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands

At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday.

Source: CNN

11/28/2021

Thirteen cases detected in Netherlands as Omicron variant spreads

The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions.

Source: Reuters

11/28/2021

Israel to Ban ALL Foreigners For 14 Days Over COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Only Israeli citizens will be allowed to enter the country by land or air for the next two weeks in an effort to contain the new variant.

Source: Daily Beast

11/28/2021

The Omicron variant reveals the true global danger of ‘vaccine apartheid’

Sharing vaccines with poorer countries is the right thing and the self-interested thing to do. The west needs to stop being so short-sighted

Source: The Guardian

11/28/2021

L.A. County Reports 22 New Covid-19 Deaths And 624 New Positive Cases; Addresses Concerns About Omicron Variant

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 22 new deaths from Covid-19, as well as 624 new positive cases. COVID-19 Daily Update:November 27...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

11/28/2021

L.A. County Reports 22 New Covid-19 Deaths And 624 New Positive Cases; Addresses Concerns About Omicron Variant

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 22 new deaths from Covid-19, as well as 624 new positive cases. COVID-19 Daily Update:November 27, 2021New Cases: 624 (1,524,912 to date)New Deaths: 22 (27,121 to date)Current Hospitalizations: 556 p…

Source: Deadline

11/28/2021

Johns Hopkins virologist: “Pay close attention” to omicron variant cases

The omicron variant, first discovered in Africa, made waves as public health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization sounded the alarm.

Source: WTOP

11/28/2021

Israel to ban entry of all foreigners over Omicron variant

Ban makes Israel the first country to shut its borders completely in response to the new coronavirus variant.

Source: Al Jazeera English

11/28/2021

Blac Chyna Weighs In on Omicron Variant & Unvaccinated People

Chyna's advice remains steadfast amid the Omicron variant surge.

Source: TMZ

11/28/2021

Covid: South Africa 'punished' for detecting new Omicron variant

South Africa should be praised for discovering Omicron, not hit with travel bans, its officials say.

Source: BBC News

11/28/2021

Anthony Fauci Says COVID-19 Omicron Variant Could Already Be in U.S.

"When you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility...it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over."

Source: Newsweek

11/27/2021

Israel to close border, airports to non-citizen international travelers for 14 days due to omicron variant

Israel has approved a measure closing the Ben Gurion airport to non-citizen arrivals for two weeks due to fear of the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Source: Fox News

11/27/2021

UK tightens COVID-19 restrictions following omicron variant infections | TheHill

The United Kingdom (U.K.) is tightening COVID-19 restriction...

Source: The Hill

11/27/2021

What is the omicron variant and other questions about the new covid-19 strain detected in South Africa

Source: The Washington Post

11/27/2021

Novavax working on vaccine to combat omicron variant | TheHill

Biotechnology company Novavax is working on a vaccine to combat t...

Source: The Hill

11/27/2021

Omicron variant found in UK, Germany, Czech Republic

The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in the United Kingdom, while suspected cases have also surfaced in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Source: New York Post

11/27/2021

Pfizer to update vaccine in 100 days if Omicron variant is resistant

Pfizer expects to know within two weeks whether the variant is resistant to its current vaccine, a company spokesperson told Reuters.

Source: Business Insider

11/27/2021

Fauci discusses omicron variant of COVID-19 on TODAY

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Weekend TODAY that people should take precautions as the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads around the world.

Source: TODAY

11/27/2021

What we know about the Omicron variant

CNN's David McKenzie reports on the new Covid-19 variant known as Omicron and why its mutations are concerning scientists and health professionals.#CNN #News

Source: YouTube

11/26/2021

New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.

Source: Associated Press

11/26/2021

Pfizer, Moderna say they can quickly adapt COVID-19 vaccines for Omicron variant

Pfizer and Moderna say that they can make changes to their current mRNA vaccines to ensure they are effective against the Nu variant, CNBC reports.

Source: Seeking Alpha