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New study on how more COVID-19 variants will emerge

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How will new variants develop? University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa found that COVID-19 developed 21 different mutations. Ivermectin may have effects against COVID-19 What did the study find? The 21 mutations were found in ... more
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A new COVID-19 variant surge may be inevitable

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COVID-19 variant, Omicron, lead to a surge in cases. As it starts to subside experts "are clear there will be another surge in the future." Experts suspect that the drop of Omicron cases, doesn't mean ... more
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Best ways to stay safe from contracting the COVID-19 Omicron variant

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the United States, and those who haven't been infected are wondering how to avoid it altogether. The last time cases appeared to be this high ... more
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What does Omicron look like in children?

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Much like Delta, Omicron is now spreading rapidly and becoming the number one strain of COVID-19 in the United States. There have been a higher number of newly reported cases daily, many of which are ... more
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Will the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, ruin family plans for another Christmas?

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Omicron is spreading quickly, similarly to what happened with the Delta variant. This is happening right before Christmas and New Year's Day. Experts have differing opinions, but many feel it's important that family see each ... more
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Pfizer officials predict the pandemic will end in 2024

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Pfizer announced Friday that the future of COVID-19 may switch from pandemic to endemic by 2024. Executives with Pfizer stated that the novel Coronavirus may end up in our lives for good, becoming more like ... more
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COVID-19: First case of the Omicron variant discovered in the United States

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has confirmed that the first Omicron variant has been discovered in California. The person infected is an American traveler that returned from a trip to South Africa on Nov. 22. The person ... more
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Doctor that discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant says symptoms were mild in patients

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A South African doctor who announced the discovery of the Omicron variant has said only mild symptoms are being noticed so far. The virus was originally called B.1.1.529 before being labeled as Omicron. It's discovery ... more
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Local health experts talk Omicron, concern that comes with latest COVID variant

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Medical researchers have their eye on a new COVID-19 variant. Dr. Emil Lesho with Rochester Regional Health says the Omicron variant has been reported in 13 countries and is likely in the United States. It ... more
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Where COVID-19 variant Omicron has been spotted, and which travel bans are in place

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Over five countries have now seen the Omicron variant. The response is numerous travel bans being put into place. The World Health Organization announced Nov. 26 that the new strain is a variant of concern ... more
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As Omicron sparks new fears, Americans hope for another stimulus check before holiday travel ban

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Omicron is the latest and potentially worst new variant of COVID-19. Americans have been asking for another round of stimulus checks for some time now. Now, a new potentially deadly variant along with travel bans ... more
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Scientists on the lookout for first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in United States

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The U.S. has yet to see its first case of the Omicron variant, but it has raised major concerns throughout the country. The variant was first seen in South Africa this week. The World Health ... more
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COVID-19: Newest variant B.1.X, also known as B.1.640 discovered

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Europe has yet another mutation, this time with changes scientists have never seen. The variant was first written about in a French newspaper in October, but only a few cases were seen in the United ... more
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COVID-19: Experts warn of new variant spreading across the globe

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Top economic experts for Europe warn there may be a new variant spreading right now. Cases are continuing to rise and experts ask that Europeans remain mindful of the data. Paolo Gentiloni, the E.U.’s commissioner ... more
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COVID-19 is now spreading to deer, which could cause a dangerous mutation in the virus

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Iowa is now seeing their deer become infected with COVID-19. After testing deer samples, 80% have been found to be infected with the disease. The researchers at Iowa State University began to look more closely ... more
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There is no reason to be concerned about the AY.4.2 variant of COVID-19

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Experts have said that Americans do not need to worry about AY.4.2, or the delta plus variant. At the moment this variant makes up for about 10% of the cases in the U.K. and stems ... more
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Mu Variant spotted again in the United States

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The Mu Variant has been found in the Altamonte Springs sewer service area in Florida. According to the city manager, there has been a low concentration in the area. The detection was in the sewage ... more
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One older COVID-19 variant, A.30, has a mutation that can be dangerous

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A.30 is an older COVID-19 variant, and it's causing concern with the potential for evading vaccines. Researchers in Germany have warned that an older variant, known as A.30, has the possibility of evading vaccines. If ... more
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COVID-19 variant AY.4.2 is found to be more transmissible than Delta; new name may be Nu

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AY.4.2 raised concern upon its discovery in the U.K. after it started making up a large number of new cases. Originally it was only 4% of new cases, but as recently as Oct. 9 it ... more
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