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Omicron Protects Against Delta Variant; May Replace It, Study Shows

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to grant protection against the Delta strain and may replace it, according to a new study out of South Africa, where the variant was first reported. The immunity created in the bodies of...

Omicron: 60% of Americans Will be Infected by March, Study Says

United States health experts anticipate that the Omicron variant will infect 60% of Americans within the first three months of 2022. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington expect the heavily mutated variant...

Leaders Around Globe Mull New Measures to Fight Omicron

Health officials across Europe and the rest of the world are grappling with the incredibly rapid growth of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus on Tuesday, mulling new curbs on movement just days before Christmas. The mutation has caused travel...

Moderna Says Booster Effective Against Omicron

Moderna officials stated on Monday that its booster shot appears to be effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. According to laboratory tests that have been underway, the Moderna shot will continue to be its "first line of defense...

New York Experiences Surge of Covid Cases

Omicron has officially taken over New York City. New positive case reports in New York State have surged by almost 60% in the last two weeks, right around the time the Omicron variant was first traced in the United...

United Kingdom Records First Omicron Death

UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced during a vaccination clinic in Paddington that at least one person who had the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has now died and that the variant is responsible for approximately 40% of all...

Omicron: 10-15 Days Needed to Draw Conclusions, Greek Expert Says

It is early to draw safe conclusions on the omicron variant; we have to wait another 10 to 15 days before that, Greek expert Elias Mosialos said

Greek Restaurant “Omicron” in Wisconsin Has Fun with Variant Name

An unusually-named restaurant that tells patrons "there's something for everyone" is making the most of the strange situation the world finds itself in now by offering its patrons T-shirts that state "I got Corona at Omicron!" Yes, indeed, "Omicron" is...

This is How the Omicron Strain Looks Under a Microscope

Researchers at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong published the first microscopic images of the new omicron variant of Covid-19 on Wednesday. The team, which is comprised of medical scientists like pathologists and virologists, isolated an...

Pfizer Says Three Shots Neutralize Omicron Variant

Officials from Pfizer and BioNTech, the firms that produced the very first coronavirus vaccine, said that three inoculations of their product "neutralized" the omicron variant in new laboratory tests. They then announced that they could deliver a reformulated vaccine in...