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Coronavirus

Moderna Starts Mid-Stage Study for Omicron-Based COVID-19 Vaccine

On Wednesday, Moderna said it had begun mid-stage research, testing a booster dose of its coronavirus jab specifically considered to target the more virulent Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, one day after competitor Pfizer launched a comparative trial. Both jabs...

Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Doesn’t Prevent Omicron Transmission – Israeli Research

On Monday, an Israeli hospital said the initial study indicates a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose provides only limited defense against the protection against the highly Omicron variant that’s raging worldwide. An Israeli Sheba hospital said its initial study conducted in...

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Omicron will “ultimately find just about everybody”

On Tuesday, the U.S. top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said as the highly contagious Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreads like bushfire all over the U.S., it is likely just everybody will be exposed to the virus strain,...

US Strengthens Recommendations to Fight Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) expanded coronavirus booster dose eligibility for some youngsters to fight the highly infectious Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The action comes as the U.S. public health agency experiences criticism over confusing...

Over 2600 US Flights Cancelled, 4529 Worldwide, As Omicron Creates Airline Staff Shortage

According to FlightAware, a U.S. multi-national aviation company, 4529 flights globally had been canceled by late Sunday, with over 2600 journeys canceled within, into, or out of America. Another 4519 American flights were delayed Sunday, 2 January 2022, according...

U.S. CDC Cuts Recommendations for COVID-19 Quarantine, Isolation for All From 10 to 5 Days

On Monday, the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) cut the recommended isolation times when they’ve tested coronavirus-positive from ten-days to five-days if they do not have virus symptoms – and if they use face masks around...

U.K. Records Around 93000 Daily COVID-19 Cases as Booster Campaign Continues

The United Kingdom reported over 93045 in the country had tested coronavirus-positive in 24-hours, the 3rd consecutive day that the U.K.’s case tally set a record, health officials announced Dec. 17, as the fast-transmitting Omicron variant puts pressure on...

US FDA Approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail for Immunocompromised

On Wednesday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of synthetic antibodies produced by a British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biotechnology company AstraZeneca for long-term prevention of COVID-19 among immunocompromised people before they’ve been exposed to the...

Omicron Variant: President Biden Strengthens Travel Restrictions

On Thursday, Joe Biden, the United States President, has unveiled stringent COVID-19 travel restrictions as America confirmed a few Omicron cases have been found in Colorado, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York, where officials say person had no recent...

Moderna President Says Omicron-Specific Booster Could Be Developed By March

On Wednesday, Moderna Therapeutics President Stephan Hoge said coronavirus booster doses targeting the Omicron variant could be ready to file for United States approval by March 2022. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, and Moderna executive...

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Moderna Starts Mid-Stage Study for Omicron-Based COVID-19 Vaccine

On Wednesday, Moderna said it had begun mid-stage research, testing a booster dose of its coronavirus jab specifically considered...