FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Citing the rapid spread of the omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster shot from six months down to five.
FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A fourth COVID-19 vaccine may be needed for most people by next fall because of what will likely be waning immunity, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Thursday.
FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A review of cases from 465 U.S. hospitals underscores the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines.
Coronavirus tests have been scarce in South Jersey since the advent of the omicron variant and a staggering spike in the spread of COVID-19. T…
A record 9.5 million cases of COVID-19 were tallied around the world over the past week, the World Health Organization says. At the same time, deaths fell. Track the spread here.
THURSDAY, Jan. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue -- two widely used rapid at-home COVID tests -- may sometimes fail to spot evidence of the Omicron variant in the first days after infection, even when people are carrying substantial levels of the virus, preliminary research suggests.
Rumour has it Kanye West and Billie Eilish are being lined up to headline Coachella.
The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, will weigh the panel's advice before making a final decision soon.
ROME (AP) — The Italian government approved a measure Wednesday requiring people older than 50 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. as the country struggles with nearly daily new records of fresh infections fueled by the omicron variant.
A string of new studies has confirmed the silver lining of the omicron variant: Even as case numbers soar to records, the numbers of severe cases and hospitalizations have not. The data, some scientists say, signal a new, less worrying chapter of the pandemic.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China on Wednesday reported a major drop in COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi’an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks that has sharply disrupted the lives of its 13 million residents.
"It is much more relevant to focus on the hospitalizations as opposed to the total number of cases," says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
A couple of factors are at play.
More ICUs are running out of space and more children are getting hospitalized as the Omicron variant asserts its dominance of Covid-19 cases.
The omicron variant has illustrated that vaccines are a mitigator of COVID-19, not an eliminator. And it's teaching us there's no impenetrable shield that will keep us safe from the virus. We can't hide from it behind jabs and masks. More in my circle of friends and family have COVID than at any point of the pandemic, and nearly all are fully vaccinated. But none have got much sicker than they ...
State health officials say New Jersey may be only one week away from the peak of the COVID-19 omicron variant surge, but in the meantime, case…
Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won't be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that's not going away.
The FDA has expanded Pfizer’s COVID-19 boosters for U.S. children as young as 12 as the omicron variant spreads. Final approval is still needed from the CDC.
The omicron variant is complicating a key question: How does the COVID-19 pandemic end? Experts say it won't be like flipping a light switch.
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TRENTON — Officials say New Jersey’s first lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19 but Gov. Phil Murphy and other family members …
As COVID-19 numbers are making social situations more precarious because of the omicron variant — new cases in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average — infectious disease physicians are recommending doubling down on precautions such as masking.