What You Need To Know About BA.5, The New COVID Subvariant Taking Over The Country
The new Omicron subvariant is the dominant strain in the country right now. Here’s how it differs from other variants.
Omicron May Be “Milder,” But It’s Making More People Sick Than Ever Before
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one doctor said.
The White House Is Defending The CDC’s New 5-Day Coronavirus Isolation Guideline For Asymptomatic People
“We are standing on the shoulders of two years of science,” the CDC director said.
Boosters Aren’t The Answer To Omicron (or Pi)
Why one global health expert is urging more focus on vaccine sharing.
The Rapid Spread Of Omicron Has Cities Scrambling To Cope With Demand For COVID Tests
“This spreads so fast that if you look at what's going on today, it's actually already happened 10 to 14 days ago,” one expert said.
Omicron Now Accounts For The Majority Of New COVID Cases In The US
“The capacity for superspreading events is really extraordinary,” one expert said.
Some Nations Are Hoarding Vaccine Doses. It's Creating Conditions For New Variants To Emerge.
Vaccine hoarding by rich countries is a big problem. And it’s not the only obstacle to getting shots into arms across the African continent.
The Omicron Variant Partly Evades Vaccine Antibodies, According To A South African Study
“The data suggests this is a more transmissible virus with significant degrees of immune escape, that is going to render the vaccines less effective,” said one expert.
The First Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Been Found In The US, The CDC Says
"The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," according to the CDC.
Should I Cancel Holiday Travel? And More Omicron Questions, Answered.
Don’t panic. But be cautious. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks.