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Forty-four new cases of omicron subvariants of the Covid-19 virus were detected, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

The highly contagious omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 is responsible for the majority of new coronavirus infections in the U.S.

Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 accounts for 61.3% of U.S. COVID cases - CDC

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Evusheld was designed to protect immunocompromised people from serious cases of COVID-19, but the latest Omicron variants have rendered the drug useless

The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 antibody drug Evusheld, as the treatment is not expected to neutralize the currently dominant subvariant of omicron.

During the Thursday meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, panelists agreed that COVID-19 vaccines offered in the future should be the bivalent shots developed to protect against the omicron variant.

Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 accounts for 61.3% of U.S. COVID cases - CDC

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Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 accounts for 61.3% of U.S. COVID cases - CDC $PFE $MRNA

$PFE $NVAX $MRNA - COVID-19 Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 now accounts for 61% of cases nationwide

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NEW: for the first time in the pandemic, a Covid infection now carries less mortality risk than a flu infection in England, the result of widespread immunity and the emergence of a less virulent variant in Omicron. Our story:

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NEW: I’m not sure people appreciate quite how bad the Covid situation is in Hong Kong, nor what might be around the corner. First, an astonishing chart. After keeping Covid at bay for two years, Omicron has hit HK and New Zealand, but the outcomes could not be more different.

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JUST IN: Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world

Dr. Fauci here. I’m taking over the HHS account to talk about the updated COVID-19 vaccine designed to fight the dominant Omicron variant, BA.5, and why you should get one heading into winter. Follow along here. #WeCanDoThis  – Dr. Fauci

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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

Make no mistake: the data on omicron and masking and vaccines didn't change. The politics did. Any Democrat pretending otherwise is lying.

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.

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Just when it seemed like life would return to normal, we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic. Omicron will hit home for all of us. Close friends of mine now have it, and I’ve canceled most of my holiday plans.

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.

BREAKING: Chairwoman of South African Medical Association says Omicron coronavirus variant is causing 'mild disease' and 'no prominent symptoms'

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