Britain classifies new form of #Omicron , named BA.2, as "variant under investigation"
Booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not just preventing infections with the omicron variant — they are also keeping Americans from ending up in the hospital, according to the CDC.
A recent study shows COVID-19 vaccine boosters increase protection against hospitalizations for the Delta and Omicron variants — CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explains
Like many Bay Area school districts coping with staffing shortages due to the omicron-fueled surge in COVID cases, Fremont is putting out a call for substitute teachers.
#India reports 3,37,704 new #COVID cases (9,550 less than yesterday), 488 deaths, and 2,42,676 recoveries in the last 24 hours » Active case: 21,13,365 » Daily positivity rate: 17.22% » 10,050 total Omicron cases detected so far; an increase of 3.69% since yesterday
The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution met today to review what is known about the #COVID19 variant B.1.1.529. They advised WHO that it should be designated a Variant of Concern. WHO has named it Omicron, in line with naming protocols
JUST IN: Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world
NEW: first thread of 2022 is an Omicron situation update, starting with a detailed look at UK hospitals, before going international. Let’s start with severity, and the most important chart: Despite steep rises in cases and patients, the number on ventilators has barely risen.
If there really is but 65 hospitalisations from Omicron, and one death, then the current paroxysm from state and media constitutes a crime again the economy and thus against the people.
This is obscene. Last week, 8 investors in Pfizer and Moderna became $10 billion richer as news about the Omicron variant spread. It's time for these pharmaceutical companies to share their vaccines with the world and start controlling their greed. Enough is enough!
Omicron is not a 'South African variant', it's a variant that was spotted & reported by brilliant South African scientists so fast the world has a chance to get on top of it. Could have originated anywhere.