Omicron variant

Plug-and-play test for keeping track of immunity to Sars-CoV-2 variants

1 hour ago   |   Science Daily

Many antibody tests have been developed since the pandemic started, but very few are designed to specifically detect the Sars-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies which prevent...
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Massachusetts COVID cases jump 13%, virus hospitalizations decline

19 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

State health officials on Thursday reported an increase in new COVID cases, while virus hospitalizations ticked down. The state Department of Public Health on Thursday reported...
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FDA says COVID boosters for the fall must target newer omicron types

FDA says COVID boosters for the fall must target newer omicron types

20 hours ago   |   NPR

With immunity waning and the super-contagious omicron family of variants getting better at dodging protection, the Food and Drug Administration decided boosters intended for...
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COVID cases up almost 18% worldwide as omicron variants run rampant

23 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

While vaccinations have greatly cut down on hospitalizations and deaths, COVID cases are on the rise again around the world.
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WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

23 hours ago   |   WBALTV

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said cases were on the rise in 110 countries, mostly driven by the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
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Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

1 day ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. The Food and...
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The F.D.A. recommends Covid boosters be retooled to incorporate the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Those subvariants are now estimated to account for more than half of virus cases in the United States.
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U.S. Buys 105 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for Fall Campaign

1 day ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have agreed to purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign. The $3.2...
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US looking to procure ‘adapted' vaccines

US looking to procure ‘adapted' vaccines

1 day ago   |   RT

Pending approval from regulators, the US government will buy jabs specially ‘adapted' to the Covid-19 Omicron strain, Pfizer said US health officials are set to purchase more...
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Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 are spreading 'like wildfire,' becoming dominant strains in US

1 day ago   |   ABC

One study suggests BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibodies from vaccines and prior infection. Experts from UCSF and Stanford explain.
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Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, the late John...

Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, the late John McCain, among others

The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people next week. Read more ...

Air travel is a hot mess. There's not much the government can do about it

Air travel is a hot mess. There's not much the government can do about it

The airline industry may be booming, but flying is arguably worse than ever, with cancellations and delays rampant - and more disruptions predicted for the busy July Fourth... Read more ...

Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, the late John...

Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, the late John McCain, among others

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Julian Assange appeals extradition to US - WSJ

Julian Assange appeals extradition to US - WSJ

The new appeal targeted both extradition order and court ruling determining whether the journalist would get fair trial in the US Julian Assange has filed two new appeals to... Read more ...

WWII-era landing craft emerging from Lake Mead

WWII-era landing craft emerging from Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS - Another piece of history is emerging from the once deep waters near the Lake Mead Marina. A WWII-era Higgins landing craft was spotted this week resting halfway out... Read more ...

Chicago Architecture Center's new exhibit explores innovations to fight...

Chicago Architecture Center's new exhibit explores innovations to fight climate change

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NATO Steps Up to China Challenge

NATO Steps Up to China Challenge

The 30-nation alliance is worried about a growing strategic partnership between Beijing and Moscow. Read more ...

Crash shuts down part of Route 15

Crash shuts down part of Route 15

A crash has shut down a stretch of Route 15 in Adams County. Read more ...

AAA expects 47.9 million Americans will travel this Fourth of July

AAA expects 47.9 million Americans will travel this Fourth of July

AAA says it will be the second busiest Fourth of July travel period since 2000. Read more ...

Susquehanna National Heritage Area launches historic boat for river tours

Susquehanna National Heritage Area launches historic boat for river tours

Chief Uncas, which was built in 1912, was owned by Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch. Read more ...