JN.1 is the fastest-growing strain in the United States, according to the CDC. The variant first emerged in September and is descended from the Omicron subvariant, BA.2.86.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says emergency measures taken during the COVID-19 crisis that killed more than 1 million Americans were perhaps “the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country.”
The strain, known as XBB.1.5, accounts for almost 41% of confirmed COVID-19 cases right now nationwide, according to data from the CDC.
A new Omicron variant known as XBB.1.5 is reportedly spreading quickly nationwide as doctors say COVID-19 continues to evolve.
With Thanksgiving two weeks away, public health officials are recommending that Americans get the new COVID-19 booster tweaked to target the most common omicron strain.
Emerging Omicron subvariants XBB, BQ.1, and BQ1.1 are likely resistant to some of the top drugs used to treat COVID-19 infections, experts warn.
The White House is warning of a "challenging" virus season ahead and urging eligible Americans to get the updated COVID-19 boosters by Halloween to have maximum protection against the coronavirus by Thanksgiving and the holidays
Elementary-aged children already received smaller doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.
With flu season approaching in the U.S., as well as the availability of the new omicron-designed COVID-19 booster for everyone 12 and up, here are some answers to common questions about the shots.
The tweaked COVID booster, which was approved in a fast-tracked strategy, is expected to be available next week after Labor Day.
The federal government is emphasizing that anyone who wants a COVID-19 booster can get one for free.
More than half of people who were likely infected with the COVID-19 Omicron variant last fall didn’t know they had the virus, which could be why it spread so fast, a new study finds.
The latest coronavirus omicron subvariant— BA.2.75.— has doctors concerned about another surge in cases.
“If you’re over 50 and you haven’t gotten the shot this year, you should go get a shot," said White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. "It’s going to save your life.”
Moderna’s study results revealed people given the combination vaccine shot had higher antibody levels to fight omicron and other variants.
South Africa's health minister says it is likely the country has entered a new wave of COVID-19 earlier than expected as new infections and hospitalizations have risen rapidly over the past two weeks.
Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.
Dr. Anthony Fauci noted an increase in COVID-19 cases could come “over the next couple of weeks” potentially fueled by the high transmissibility of BA.2 — a subvariant of the omicron variant.
Scientists worry that a contagious coronavirus variant may soon push cases up in the United States just as it has in Europe and Asia.
“Right now, the way that we have seen, it is necessary, a fourth booster right now,” Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla said.