Omicron variant

Massachusetts COVID cases jump 13%, virus hospitalizations decline

14 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

14 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

18 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

18 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

19 hours 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

19 hours 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

20 hours 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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Gross Domestic Product , GDP by Industry, and Corporate Profits , First Quarter 2022

1 day ago   |   U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2022, following an increase of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. The...
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Winter Park mom in critical condition after home invasion, shooting

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