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New Animal study shows Omicron-focused vaccine may not be required

A new study conducted in monkeys suggests that there may not be any extra benefit from updating COVID-19 vaccines to target the Omicron variant. The...

Merck’s anti-COVID-19 pill shows efficacy against Omicron

US drugmaker Merck & Co and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have stated that the data from six preclinical studies of its molnupiravir COVID-19 pill...

Booster shots cut Omicron death risks by 95% in those above...

According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the COVID-19 booster vaccine dose reduces the risk of death due to the Omicron variant by...

Brain fog in COVID survivors linked to changes in spinal fluid;...

Over the past two years, several studies have shown that COVID-19 can cause profound consequences on the brain. Now the spread of the Omicron...

Nasal swab tests slower at detecting Omicron infections; Expert

According to an infectious disease expert, swabbing the nose with a rapid antigen test will not reliably detect the Omicron variant in the first...

Can at-home rapid tests detect Omicron variant? Here’s what experts say

At-home rapid tests have proven to be a powerful weapon in the country's battle against the coronavirus and its latest variants, but the surge...

Johnson & Johnson booster shots bring down Omicron hospitalization; Study

According to a new South African study, a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine showed 84 percent efficacy in preventing...

IMF extends its emergency funding by 18 months due to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has extended its flexible access to emergency funding for an additional 18 months to help countries that are severely...
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