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Omicron Variant

Can I get reinfected by Omicron?

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Scientists are still unsure if the Omicron variant can reinfect people. Can the subvariant infect me if I already had Omicron? COVID-19: FDA postpones decision on vaccines for kids under 5 Scientists are still looking ... more
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COVID-19: Omicron subvariant BA.2 becoming dominant

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The COVID-19 Omicron variant has a subvariant, BA.2. It is on track to be the dominant variant worldwide. Some countries haven't seen a peak of this subvariant yet. Start planning for another COVID-19 surge now ... more
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Will there be a COVID-19 vaccine specifically for Omicron?

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Pfizer and BioNTech began clinical trials for a specific COVID-19 vaccine for the Omicron variant. Pfizer announced that the clinical study is to "evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of an Omicron-based vaccine." Experts say ... more
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Subvariants & Omicron: what you need to know

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Omicron keeps evolving. Two additional subvariants have been identified. Omicron and its subvariants have been nicknamed 'stealth Omicron.' Belief in COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions linked to depression 'Stealth Omicron' and what the subvariants mean Scientists are ... more
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Omicron looks like it’s slowing down

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Scientists say there are signs that suggest the omicron variant wave will drop off in both the United States and Britain. Americans have grown tired of dealing with the pandemic, and many are craving a ... more
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COVID-19: Omicron may turn pandemic endemic 

The COVID-19 variant Omicron appears to have peaked in parts of the Northeast, leaving questions about what that means for the pandemic and all of us. As this strain of virus continues to spread, people ... more
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Unvaccinated & unemployed: Who can claim benefits

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There are 5 states that have created laws and regulations to protect unvaccinated employees from being unable to collect unemployment. COVID-19 vaccine statuses are becoming more common when it comes to employment. Some companies will ... 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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With masks returning, which ones would be the best to avoid catching COVID-19?

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Mask mandates appear to be coming back, which has a number of people scrambling to stock back up on masks. This time, it's the Omicron variant that many people are hoping to avoid contracting. When ... 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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Will there be a fourth stimulus check because of the Omicron variant?

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As the number of COVID-19 cases rise thanks to the Omicron variant, many Americans are hoping for a new stimulus check. Since the beginning of the pandemic, billions of dollars have been sent to Americans ... 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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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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