Moderna’s study results revealed people given the combination vaccine shot had higher antibody levels to fight omicron and other variants.
Experts say it's not likely that the highly transmissible omicron variant — or any other variant — will lead us closer to herd immunity against COVID-19.
This winter's omicron wave in the U.S. also bolstered our defenses, leaving enough protection against the coronavirus that future spikes will likely require much less disruption to society.
U.S. health regulators on Friday authorized bebtelovimab, a new antibody drug that targets the omicron variant, a key step in restocking the nation's arsenal against the latest version of COVID-19.
Experts say it's too early to know whether people infected with the omicron variant will develop long COVID. Doctors believe it's possible to have long-term effects from omicron.
Propelled in part by the wildly contagious omicron variant, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 900,000 on Friday, less than two months after eclipsing 800,000.
With the brutal omicron wave rapidly loosening its grip, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are falling in 49 of 50 states, even as the nation's death toll closes in on another bleak round number: 900,000.
Spain will end a mandate to wear masks outdoors next week, reversing a late December order against an unprecedented surge of coronavirus infections fueled by a highly contagious mutation, Health Minister Carolina Darias said.
The new omicron variant BA.2 has been detected in Wisconsin, according to a tweet from Dr. Ben Weston, Chief Health Policy Advisor for Milwaukee County.
The daily count of new coronavirus infections in Russia spiked above 110,000 as the highly contagious omicron variant races impacts the country.
The new coronavirus variant, which scientists call BA.2, is widely considered stealthier than the original version of omicron because particular genetic traits make it somewhat harder to detect.
The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.
Dr. Ala Stanford discusses the latest COVID-19 headlines, including recent discussion on whether or not the omicron variant is finally peaking.
According to healthcare professionals, the recent trend of trying to get infected with the omicron variant on purpose is risky and not advised.
Pfizer confirmed it plans to start human trials of its omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine later this month, potentially making it available to the public as soon as March.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says to pick masks with two or more layers and a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out the top.
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 booster shot was found to reduce the risk of omicron-related hospitalization by about 85%, according to a South African clinical trial.
United Airlines has been forced to cancel 121 flights on Christmas Eve, in part, due to the coronavirus omicron variant.
Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much faster than delta and is more able to evade vaccines.
As the omicron variant continues to spread across the country, many events are getting canceled and businesses are closing.