Omicron variant

Omicron's BA.2.75 ‘Centaurus' subvariant is beating out BA.5 in India-and scientists say it ‘may prevail' elsewhere

6 hours ago   |   Fortune

The so-called Centaurus strain, scientifically known as BA.2.75, now accounts for roughly two-thirds of India's new COVID cases.
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Newly Discovered Monkey Antibodies Could Hold Key To Vaccine Against All Coronavirus Strains

19 hours ago   |   Forbes

Researchers at Scripps Research identified antibodies in rhesus macaques that act against a number of Covid variants like omicron and other coronaviruses, including the one...
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WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

20 hours ago   |   WLWT

The WHO said that the omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant globally.
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BioNTech reports strong first half, expects demand to grow

2 days ago   |   Chicago Tribune

The German company said it plans to release revamped vaccines tailored to the latest omicron variants as early as October.
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There may be three types of long COVID, study suggests

There may be three types of long COVID, study suggests

4 days ago   |   WGN TV

Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. who had COVID-19 is still dealing with symptoms of the virus, a phenomenon commonly known as "long COVID." A new study found there may be...
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BA.5 becomes most prominent COVID strain in the America. Here's how its symptoms differ

BA.5 becomes most prominent COVID strain in the America. Here's how its symptoms differ

4 days ago   |   WGN TV

The new BA.5 COVID-19 variant has quickly become the most prominent strain of the virus in the U.S., accounting for almost 86% of cases, according to figures from the Centers...
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Massachusetts reports 9,646 new COVID cases: BA.5 variant is ‘concerning because it can cause reinfection'

6 days ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

State health officials on Thursday reported 9,646 confirmed COVID cases from the last week, as the highly contagious BA.5 variant spreads across the region. The daily average...
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Updated COVID-19 boosters are expected in September

Updated COVID-19 boosters are expected in September

6 days ago   |   WYFF

There are about 124,000 new cases reported each day - far from the levels reported during the omicron surge, but nearing peak case rates from the delta wave - and cases are...
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Dr. Fauci has a stark warning for you: Get those Covid vaccines and boosters now, or you're ‘going to get into trouble'

7 days ago   |   Fortune

The warning comes as the CDC said it was tracking a new “variant of concern” dubbed BA.4.6.
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The missiles that killed Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri were likely a secret variant that uses sharp blades, not explosives, to take out targets

7 days ago   |   Business Insider

An undated photo showing former Qaeda leaders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. Visual News/Getty Images The missiles that killed Al Qaeda's leader were likely a secret...
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Murder charges reinstated in crash that killed Pa. troopers and civilian

Murder charges reinstated in crash that killed Pa. troopers and civilian

A judge has reinstated third-degree murder charges against a woman in a crash that killed two Pennsylvania troopers and a civilian earlier this year. Read more ...

N'Keal Harry expected to miss 6-8 weeks after ankle surgery, reports say

N'Keal Harry expected to miss 6-8 weeks after ankle surgery, reports say

LAKE FOREST - For a Bears' receiver room looking for players to step up and perform in a new-look offense, it's not been the best of weeks. A few players have gone done with... Read more ...

Seven Russian warplanes destroyed in huge blasts at Crimean air base, new...

Seven Russian warplanes destroyed in huge blasts at Crimean air base, new satellite images show

The explosions killed at least one person, and injured at least nine, according to a statement from the Crimea Health Ministry. Read more ...

Taliban say bombing kills prominent Afghan cleric in Kabul

A bombing has killed a prominent Taliban cleric at his religious center in Kabul Read more ...

Munchie's Ice Cream is a family-run spot that stays open late for sweet snacks

Twenty-three-year-old Alyssa Cuculino used the winnings from a 50-50 raffle to start Munchies Ice Cream, a chilled-out snack stop that stays open until midnight most nights of... Read more ...

I Love Lucy.And The National Comedy Center Too!

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George RR Martin Contradicts Himself On The Reason He Left ‘Game Of Thrones'

HBO and George RR Martin have joined forces to try to reassure fans that the pair have been collaborating once again to make House of the Dragon the type of Game of Thrones... Read more ...

Monkeypox spread: 3 things CDC admits we still don't understand

Monkeypox spread: 3 things CDC admits we still don't understand

Monkeypox cases have been confirmed in all but one state , but there's still a lot we don't understand about the virus, health leaders admit. How the virus spreads is actively... Read more ...

GOP scrambles to unify as ‘red wave' hits obstacles

GOP scrambles to unify as ‘red wave' hits obstacles

Republicans are looking for a new sense of unity amid concerns that recent infighting, a series of divisive primaries and several high-profile Democratic political victories... Read more ...

Gas prices drop below $4 a gallon. These factors will determine what happens...

Gas prices drop below $4 a gallon. These factors will determine what happens next

The national average price of gasoline has fallen below $4 a gallon. These are four key factors that could determine what happens next with prices at the pump. (Image credit... Read more ...