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India reports 475 new Covid cases, six deaths

he Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the country reported 475 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths…

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The side effects to expect after getting an Omicron booster — and what happens if you get a flu shot at the same time

It is safe to get the updated COVID-19 booster and your annual flu shot at the same visit, but you …

Andrea Michelson   


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How worried should I be about BA.5, on a scale of 1 to 10? We asked 4 leading COVID experts for their rating

The BA.5 subvariant of Omicron is reinfecting at record clip. We asked public-health experts to rat…

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Fauci says a possible move to open up additional COVID-19 boosters to all US adults is up to the FDA and the CDC

Fauci encouraged everyone who is eligible to get a booster, and added that getting a booster shot n…

Rebecca Cohen,Katie Anthony   


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New Omicron subvariant becomes 2nd dominant strain in US

The new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 is spreading fast in the US, becoming the second dominant Covid…

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Engines, Omicron & more: The timeline of troubles at Go First

​​The biscuits-to-real estate empire, Wadia Group launched an airline under the name of GoAir in 20…

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Study suggests rodents likely origin of the Omicron variant

A previous study had suggested that the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have been …

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The CDC recommends a booster shot for 5-11s as new Omicron subvariants emerge

Most kids haven't even had their first COVID-19 shot yet. Public health experts are concerned they'…

Hilary Brueck   


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What to know about the ultra-infectious Omicron subvariants circulating the US as COVID rates rise, Broadway shows pause, and a mask mandate returns

It's possible that the new, ultra-infectious subvariants driving up cases now could be a sign the v…

Hilary Brueck   


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2 leading disease modelers predict low COVID rates this summer — but we may need new vaccines by fall

Infectious disease modelers told the FDA we're "peaking" at around 80% immunity against Omicron now…

Hilary Brueck   


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The more contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now dominant in the US and likely to cause an 'uptick' in cases

BA.2 accounts for nearly 55% of sequenced COVID-19 tests, US data shows. The subvariant has already…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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Omicron more deadly than seasonal influenza, reveals research

Adults hospitalised with the Omicron variant have a higher death rate than those hospitalised with …

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The BA.2 Omicron subvariant is now dominant in northeastern US states, per CDC data. Some experts warn of an impending new wave.

A CDC map shows how the BA.2 subvariant has outcompeted other types of coronaviruses in the northea…

Marianne Guenot   


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1 big reason experts believe the US will not suffer the next COVID wave as badly as Europe

The same reason that the US has suffered one of the worst death tolls from COVID is also a reason t…

Hilary Brueck   


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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 ca…

Yelena Dzhanova   


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The coronavirus subvariant surging in Europe is a more-contagious type of Omicron which experts fear could soon take over in the US

The BA.2 subvariant is causing a new wave of infections in Europe, and already makes up about 23% o…

Marianne Guenot   


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3 charts show why Hong Kong is suffering the deadliest Omicron wave in the world right now

Most of the deaths in Hong Kong are in patients who are over 80, and unvaccinated. Until Omicron ap…

Hilary Brueck,Andy Kiersz   


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Fresh COVID wave expected to hit the US as Omicron subvariant and patchy vaccination rates drive surge in Europe

Cases of COVID-19 are surging in several European countries because of the BA.2 Omicron subvariant,…

Andrea Michelson