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  2. Happy Birthday, Omicron - The New York Times

    www.nytimes.com/2022/11/26/science/omicron...

    Thirteen other Omicron subvariants make up the rest. But elsewhere, other subvariants are rising to the top. Singapore, for example, has experienced a surge of XBB, a hybrid of two different ...

  3. UK Flags Mutant Omicron Strains BQ.1 and XBB as New Variants ...

    www.news18.com/news/world/uk-flags-mutant...

    Health authorities in the United Kingdom on Friday designated two Omicron sub-lineages as new coronavirus variants. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it’s studying the BQ.1 and XBB sub-lineages of Omicron variant. BQ.1 is a BA.5 sub-lineage which has been designated on the basis of rapid growth, the UKHSA said.

  4. FDA and CDC clear the way for updated COVID-19 vaccine ...

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    Vials of the so-called "bivalent" shots from each company blend together a component from their original "prototype" shots with new one designed to target the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.The ...

  5. Scientists Fear New COVID Strains Are Deadly—Just Like 2020 Wave

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    Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyThe new COVID-19 subvariants that are becoming dominant all over the world aren’t just more contagious than previous variants and subvariants—they might cause more severe disease, too.That’s an ominous sign if, as experts predict, there’s a new global wave of COVID in the coming months. It’s one thing to weather a surge in ...

  6. What to know about COVID variants BA.4.6, BF.7 and BA.2.75 ...

    www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-variants-ba46-bf7-ba...

    Scientists and health authorities have been bracing for a widely expected resurgence in the virus. The last two winter seasons saw deadly waves sweep the country. Despite President Biden declaring ...

  7. Pfizer's Updated Booster Targets Omicron Variants, New Data ...

    consumer.healthday.com/pfizer-s-updated-booster...

    Blood samples taken from 80 people one week after they received their updated boosters showed "a substantial increase" in their neutralizing antibody response against the two omicron subvariants, BA.5 and BA.5, that now account for 93 percent of all new U.S. COVID-19 cases. The researchers did find that the antibody response in people over 55 ...

  8. Pfizer says new booster shot increases omicron-fighting ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/04/pfizer...

    A month after vaccination, the new booster triggered a fourfold increase in omicron-blocking antibody levels against the BA.4/BA.5 version of omicron compared with the old booster in older adults.

  9. What Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 variants mean for the pandemic

    www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01730-y

    First spotted by scientists in South Africa in April and linked to a subsequent rise in cases there, BA.4 and BA.5 are the newest members of Omicron’s growing family of coronavirus subvariants.

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic - Los Angeles Times

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    Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic and health news. The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in ...

  11. What Biden says you need to do for max protection against ...

    www.deseret.com/utah/2022/10/25/23422851/joe...

    Since August, other subvariants of the omicron variant that sent cases skyrocketing to record levels last winter, have begun to spread. One of those, known as BA.4.6, now makes up more than 11% of cases nationwide and is seen as better at infecting those who’ve had COVID-19 before as well as those who’ve gotten all their shots.