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As Omicron sparks new fears, Americans hope for another stimulus check before holiday travel ban

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 right before the holidays, they’re pushing even ... MORE
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Scientists on the lookout for first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in United States

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 Organization said it was spreading rapidly throughout ... MORE
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COVID-19: Newest variant B.1.X, also known as B.1.640 discovered

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 Kingdom, Switzerland, Scotland and Italy. It’s believed ... MORE
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COVID-19: Experts warn of new variant spreading across the globe

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 for economics and taxation, says people need ... MORE
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COVID-19 is now spreading to deer, which could cause a dangerous mutation in the virus

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 at the deer population when COVID-19 antibodies ... MORE
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There is no reason to be concerned about the AY.4.2 variant of COVID-19

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 from the original Delta variant. The variant ... MORE
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Mu Variant spotted again in the United States

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. The area runs through parts of Seminole ... MORE
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One older COVID-19 variant, A.30, has a mutation that can be dangerous

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 it resurfaces, it could cause issues. A.30 ... MORE
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COVID-19 variant AY.4.2 is found to be more transmissible than Delta; new name may be Nu

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 made up for 10% of new cases ... MORE
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All the COVID-19 variants and exactly what you need to know about them

While there are numerous strains of the Coronavirus floating around, a few have become well known. Here are the most common variants and everything you need to know about them Alpha Variant The Alpha Variant was discovered in the United Kingdom and ... MORE
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Delta Plus, or AY.4.2, is now in Massachusetts

The Delta Plus variant that caught the attention of researchers and officials in the U.K. has officially been spotted in Massachusetts. It’s in other states as well. Since late spring the virus has been almost 100% the Delta Variant. This new strain ... MORE
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A super vaccine created in Japan could protect people against up to 5 strains of COVID plus any future variant

Researchers are preparing for a future pandemic after the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists in Japan are working on vaccines, and they may have created a “super” vaccine the protects against up to 5 strains of COVID. The findings were ... MORE
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There’s a new variant of COVID-19 called AY.4.2 and it came from the Delta Variant

The United Kingdom has seen a variant spreading that appears to have stemmed from the Delta Variant. This strain is called AY.4.2 and makes up 6% of newly reported cases from the week of Sept. 27. No real information is known about ... MORE
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Why aren’t the COVID-19 vaccines changed so they can fight mutations?

Some experts are left wondering why, with a booster shot available, they aren’t being made to create protection from the newer, stronger, and deadlier versions of the virus. The FDA doesn’t see a need to since evidence seems to show that the ... MORE
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Do people have super immunity from being infected from COVID-19 then getting the vaccine?

A new study is looking into how some people can completely fight off and evade COVID-19 while others can’t. Researchers have discovered that some people can completely block a mutated strain from infecting their bodies thanks to being both infected and vaccinated ... MORE