(NEW YORK) -- More health officials across the U.S. are reporting new cases of the COVID variant BA.2.86.On Thursday, a genome sequencing team at Houston Methodist Hospital said it had identified the first case in Texas, a member of team wrote on X, formerly known... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is tracking a new lineage of the virus that causes COVID-19 after it was detected in the United States.Named BA.2.86, the strain was first detected in Denmark on July 24 of this... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- American biotechnology company Moderna announced Monday that a booster dose of its bivalent COVID-19 vaccine performs better against two circulating versions of the omicron variant, compared with a booster shot of its original formula.The news echoes a similar announcement made earlier... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced Friday that a booster dose of their bivalent COVID-19 vaccine performs better against two circulating versions of the omicron variant, compared with a booster shot of their original vaccine.According to a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The new COVID-19 variant, called BA.5, has been rapidly spreading across the country and is now estimated to make up more than 60% of new cases, according to the CDC. It is highly transmissible, compared to previous variants, and seemingly more... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevailing theory was that if someone was infected with the virus, they were immune -- at least for a while.But a growing number of Americans seem to be contracting the virus more than once.A recent... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to tick up in the United States, the Northeast appears to be fueling the increase.Four of the five states with the highest seven-day case rates per 100,000 are in the Northeast. In the 10 states with the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- COVID-19 cases are rising in Los Angeles County as the BA.2 variant continues to spread throughout the United States.Data from the L.A. County Department of Public Health shows 1,088 new cases of the virus were recorded Thursday with a seven-day rolling average... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Nationwide distribution of one of the last remaining monoclonal antibody treatments is being paused "effective immediately" since it has shown to be ineffective against the COVID-19 BA.2 subvariant now dominating every region of the country, an internal letter sent Tuesday afternoon from... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in England, the country is also experiencing a surge in reinfections.Provisional data shows that, as of the week ending March 20, 2022, laboratory-confirmed reinfections -- two positive tests taken more than 90 days apart -- have... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- The highly contagious omicron subvariant BA.2 is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.As of March 26, BA.2 is projected to account for nearly 55% of... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Experts fear that COVID-19 cases in the United States will rise in the next few weeks as the new BA.2 variant continues to spread.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows BA.2, which is a subvariant of omicron, has been... Read More.