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New study on how more COVID-19 variants will emerge

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 a South African woman who was inadequately ... MORE
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A new COVID-19 variant surge may be inevitable

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 that another COVID-19 variant won’t emerge. NeoCoV ... MORE
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Best ways to stay safe from contracting the COVID-19 Omicron variant

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 was before vaccines became widely available. Many ... MORE
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What does Omicron look like in children?

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 the Omicron strain. Many Americans are finding ... MORE
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Will the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, ruin family plans for another Christmas?

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 other this holiday after last Christmas was ... MORE
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Pfizer officials predict the pandemic will end in 2024

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 the flu and leading to regional outbreaks ... MORE
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COVID-19: First case of the Omicron variant discovered in the United States

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 tested positive Nov. 29 and is currently ... MORE
Doctor that discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant says symptoms were mild in patients

Doctor that discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant says symptoms were mild in patients

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 was announced over the holiday weekend. This ... MORE
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Local health experts talk Omicron, concern that comes with latest COVID variant

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 was first detected in South Africa. Dr ... MORE
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Where COVID-19 variant Omicron has been spotted, and which travel bans are in place

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 two days after is was identified. The ... MORE
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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