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Most People With Omicron Don’t Know They’re Infected

That’s according to a study in JAMA Network Open, which says 56% of people who have the Omicron variant of the coronavirus are unaware of their infection. And it has an upside and a downside, depending on how you look at it, according to Time magazine. “It’s good news, in some ways, since it underscores the […]

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Reino Unido aprueba la primera vacuna contra COVID-19 capaz de proteger de ómicron

Los reguladores de medicamentos británicos se han convertido en los primeros en el mundo en autorizar una versión actualizada de la vacuna contra el coronavirus de Moderna que tiene como objetivo proteger contra el virus original y la variante ómicron. En un comunicado este lunes, la Agencia Reguladora de Medicamentos (EMA) y Atención […]

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Association Between COVID-19 Booster Vaccination and Omicron Infection in a Highly Vaccinated Cohort of Players and Staff in the National Basketball Association

Evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine booster effectiveness is essential as new variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge. Data support the effectiveness of booster doses in preventing severe disease and hospitalization; however, the association with reducing incident SARS-CoV-2 infections is not clear.1-3 We compared the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in players and staff of the […]

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Meet ‘Centaurus,’ the new ‘stealth Omicron.’ It was just found in the U.S. and may escape immunity more than any other COVID strain

A new Omicron subvariant on the radar of the World Health Organization—one some experts say could be the most immune-evasive yet—has been identified in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Fortune on Thursday. There have been two cases of BA.2.75, dubbed “Centaurus,” detected in the U.S., with the […]

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What to Know About the Newest, Most Contagious Omicron Subvariants

It only took about a month for BA.2.12.1, an Omicron subvariant, to cause most of the new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. since scientists first spotted it in the country. But even newer iterations of the Omicron variant are spreading rapidly through the U.S. and are poised to outcompete past versions […]

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Duration of Shedding of Culturable Virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (BA.1) Infection

The B.1.1.529 (omicron) variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has a shorter incubation period and a higher transmission rate than previous variants.1,2 Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended shortening the strict isolation period for infected persons in non–health care settings from 10 days to 5 […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Recommends Inclusion of Omicron BA.4/5 Component for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s independent experts on the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee met to publicly discuss whether a change to the current vaccine strain composition of COVID-19 vaccines for booster doses is necessary for the 2022 fall and winter seasons. The COVID-19 vaccines […]

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