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EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

12 days ago   |   By ABC News

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province
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WHO hosts special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant

12 days ago   |   By ABC News

Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa, though its impact on COVID-19 vaccines may not be known for weeks
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New Coronavirus Variant Triggers Alert in India

New Coronavirus Variant Triggers Alert in India

12 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Indian Govt. advised states to conduct vigorous screening and testing of all international passengers in the view of raising number of new coronavirus variant cases.
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Scientists Concerned About New COVID-19 Variant Detected in South Africa With High Number of Mutations

12 days ago   |   By Time

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday.
The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying mutations, often just die out. Scientists monitor for possible changes that could be more transmissible or deadly, but sorting out whether new variants will have a public health impact can take time.
South Africa has seen a dramatic rise...
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German air force to move ICU patients as COVID cases rise

12 days ago   |   By ABC News

The German air force will begin assisting the transfer of intensive care patients Friday as the country sees a new record number of daily coronavirus cases
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Israeli Health Ministry says new coronavirus variant detected in traveler who returned from Malawi

12 days ago   |   By ABC News


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Israel detects its first case of new coronavirus variant

12 days ago   |   By ABC News

The Israeli Health Ministry says it has detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi
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Pfizer Says Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron

Pfizer Says Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron

Blood samples obtained from people a month after they'd gotten their booster shots showed a level of antibodies against Omicron that were equal to those seen against other... Read more ...

SARS-CoV-2 beta variant replicates better, induces higher immune response in...

SARS-CoV-2 beta variant replicates better, induces higher immune response in conjunctiva

A study conducted on tissue samples and cultured cells demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 can efficiently infect human conjunctival epithelial cells, eliciting innate immune... Read more ...

FDA authorizes AstraZeneca antibody cocktail for pre-exposure prevention of...

FDA authorizes AstraZeneca antibody cocktail for pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19

The FDA has for the first time approved an emergency use authorization for a long-acting monoclonal antibody cocktail designed to prevent symptomatic COVID-19 among adults and... Read more ...

Pfizer booster lowers risk for mortality, severe illness from COVID-19 in...

Pfizer booster lowers risk for mortality, severe illness from COVID-19 in Israeli studies

Adults aged 50 years or older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech booster at least 5 months after a second dose of the vaccine had a 90% lower COVID-19 mortality rate compared with... Read more ...

Abortion complications did not increase after Canada removed mifepristone...

Abortion complications did not increase after Canada removed mifepristone restrictions

An interrupted time-series analysis showed little change in the rate of abortion-related adverse events and complications in Ontario, Canada, before and after the country... Read more ...

CDC says all sexually active patients should be told about HIV PrEP

CDC says all sexually active patients should be told about HIV PrEP

The CDC on Wednesday recommended that all sexually active adult and adolescent patients be informed about HIV PrEP. In an updated clinical practice guideline, the CDC also... Read more ...

Long COVID symptoms last for more than 1 year, Mount Sinai study shows

Long COVID symptoms last for more than 1 year, Mount Sinai study shows

Patients with COVID-19 reported sleep, neurological and other symptoms that often lasted for more than a year, according a retrospective, observational analysis at one health... Read more ...

Christina Ricci Welcomes First Baby With New Husband

Christina Ricci Welcomes First Baby With New Husband

Christina Ricci announces the birth of her daughter Cleopatra If you are an ~elder~ millennial, you basically grew up with Christina Ricci. You probably know her best from the... Read more ...

HUGE: Federal judge blocks Biden's nationwide covid "vaccine" mandate for...

HUGE: Federal judge blocks Biden's nationwide covid "vaccine" mandate for employees of federal contractors

Another Wuhan coronavirus “vaccine” mandate from fake “president” Joe Biden has been squashed by a federal judge. U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker out of Georgia issued... Read more ...

Covid Plan B 'set to be triggered' amid No10 Xmas party row 

Covid Plan B 'set to be triggered' amid No10 Xmas party row 

Boris Johnson is on the verge of bowing to mounting alarm about the risk of the NHS being overwhelmed by bringing in tougher restrictions. Read more ...