Pfizer says booster dose of vaccine protects against omicron variant

Pfizer says booster dose of vaccine protects against omicron variant

A booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine appears to provide strong protection against the omicron variant, the companies announced Wednesday. They said lab study results show a third dose of their vaccine provides a similar level of neutralizing antibodies to omicron, comparable to two doses against the original coronavirus and other variants that have … Read more

Omicron coronavirus variant possibly more infectious due to sharing genetic code with common cold, study says

Omicron coronavirus variant possibly more infectious due to sharing genetic code with common cold, study says

Researchers from Nference, a Cambridge, Mass.-based firm that analyzes biomedical information, sequenced omicron and found a snippet of genetic code that is also present in a virus that can bring about a cold. They say this particular mutation could have occurred in a host simultaneously infected by SARS-CoV-2, also known as the novel coronavirus, and … Read more

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

People queue at a popup COVID-19 testing site in New York, U.S., December 3, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah MoonRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from … Read more

Latest on Omicron Variant and Covid-19: Live News

Latest on Omicron Variant and Covid-19: Live News

AprilJuneSept.Jan. ’21April –3.9 million jobs since Feb. 2020 +18.5 million since April 2020 +210,000 in November 152.5 million jobs in February 2020 The American economy hit a speed bump in November as hiring unexpectedly dipped before the holiday season, a sign that companies are cautious about prospects for growth.Employers added 210,000 jobs last month on … Read more

Omicron Covid-19 variant puts world on edge

Omicron Covid-19 variant puts world on edge

A commuter walks past information boards displayed to remind the public on how to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Seoul on December 1, 2021. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)South Korea will toughen some of its virus control measures in response to a surge in Covid-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant, … Read more

European markets troubled as omicron Covid variant fears return

European markets troubled as omicron Covid variant fears return

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday as concerns persist over the omicron Covid variant.The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 80 points lower at 7,086, Germany’s DAX 176 points lower at 15,295, France’s CAC 40 down 91 points at 6,797 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 326 points lower at 26,026, according to … Read more

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Hong Kong, Sweden, Israel, Britain, Italy, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands all traced their first cases to samples collected before South Africa warned the world late Thursday of a potentially more contagious variant, with mutations of the sort that might evade vaccines. Source link

Covid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK – BBC News

Covid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK - BBC News

Covid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK BBC NewsBritish Prime Minister Johnson Announces Covid Omicron Variant Detected in U.K. NBC NewsCOVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert Associated PressCOVID booster advice should come imminently, says UK minister Reuters UKBritain’s Sajid Javid Defends Response to Omicron Variant The New York … Read more

Fauci: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron variant nears | Coronavirus

Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases and stagnating vaccination rates. He also warned that the newly discovered Omicron variant shows signs of heightened transmissibility.As Fauci toured the US political talkshows, countries around the world … Read more

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

Nov 28 (Reuters) – The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions.Health officials in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, said two passengers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on … Read more