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How Long Does An Omicron Infection Last in the Body?

How Long Does An Omicron Infection Last in the Body?

The Omicron variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, with the subvariant BA.2 accounting for the majority of current cases.  What to Know About the Omicron XE Variant Some studies suggest that Omicron infections last up to about 10 days in the...

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Is Omicron Infection Inevitable?

Is Omicron Infection Inevitable?

Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant, is spreading like wildfire across the country. Some experts say it is so transmissible that many people, including those who are vaccinated and boosted, are likely to get it. That is worrisome news, especially to parents...

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Omicron infection: What are the symptoms?

Omicron infection: What are the symptoms?

As infections of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — continue to spread around the world, there have been reports that symptoms, in some respects, are different from those of Delta variant infections. Do symptoms really differ? What...

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India orders 300 million unapproved Covid jabs

India orders 300 million unapproved Covid jabs

India has ordered 300 million doses of an unapproved coronavirus vaccine amid a devastating second wave. The unnamed vaccine from Indian firm Biological E is in Phase 3 trials, and had showed "promising results" in the first two phases, the federal government said in...

The big problem with ‘herd immunity’

The big problem with ‘herd immunity’

Richard E. Besser, a physician, is president and chief executive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J. and former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Follow him on Twitter @DrRichBesser. The views expressed in this...

Covid-19: What went wrong in Singapore and Taiwan?

Covid-19: What went wrong in Singapore and Taiwan?

They've been hailed as virus success stories - places that have seen virtually zero or single-digit Covid cases since the start of the year. But this month, Singapore and Taiwan have both seen a sudden and aggressive rise in cases - with Singapore logging 248 new...