Caught the first Omicron wave? Study says you can still catch the latest variant
A city of 650,000 had zero COVID deaths until Sunday. Omicron’s most transmissible subvariant yet finally overtook its defenses
Warning as Omicron subvariant cases surge in Australia
An Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 that can evade vaccine immunity is on the rise in Victoria, with authorities warning it is on track to be the state’s major strain in line with virus spread in NSW and Queensland.
Traces of BA.4/BA.5 in Victoria’s metro and regional wastewater have “risen significantly in recent weeks, indicating increasing transmission”, says Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.
Australia’s 10,000 deaths and the paradox of ‘Covid normal’
In August 2020, staff at the Menarock Rosehill aged care facility in Melbourne told Kam Atkins that his 92-year-old mother had contracted Covid and was very unwell.
'Increasing pressure' nationally to return to masks amid worsening COVID wave
There were 34,931 new COVID cases reported in the past 24 hours and COVID-related deaths across the nation had steadily increased over recent months, with the daily death count reaching its highest level since February.
Covid is rising again in the UK - should we worry?
The latest statistics show the number of people infected in the UK has more than doubled since the start of June with around 2.3 million people testing positive. You probably know someone who’s had it.
We Need to Talk About Long COVID
It’s summertime and the living is easy… or, at least easier than it has been for the past two years. As a global society, we are weary of lockdowns and lonely for lost companionship. We are fed up with this pandemic and all the restrictions that go with it. Chronic uncertainty, grief, and stress have left us threadbare and gasping for normality. Reconnecting with friends and family is on tap, masks are off, and it seems like all the world is on vacation.
We Might Be Looking At COVID “Seasons” For Years To Come
The latest high-profile poster child for a COVID superspreader event was the playdate of the powerful — the storied Gridiron dinner in Washington, DC, that infected New York’s mayor, the US attorney general, and at least 70 others this month.
How to Travel Safely During a Pandemic
One of the most important things is to do your research before you go anywhere. Make sure you know what the local guidelines are and follow them closely.
This May Be the COVID Variant Scientists Are Dreading
COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signalling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries.
People who caught Covid in first wave get ‘no immune boost’ from Omicron
People who caught Covid during the first wave of the pandemic get no boost to their immune response if they subsequently catch Omicron, a study of triple vaccinated people reports.
Omicron BA.5: No one is fully protected
Due to the global increase in coronavirus cases caused by the BA.5 subvariant, the World Health Organization (WHO) currently classifies it as a “variant of concern.” Experts at Germany’s top health agency have warned that infections will likely increase this summer.
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Don’t be complacent, another Covid wave is coming. Here’s how we can manage it
How being infected with COVID-19 may impact your performance at work
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, found that individuals who contract COVID-19 often experience memory, attention, and concentration problems, and as a result, experience “significantly more” cognitive failures at work following infection.
Coronavirus FAQ: I got COVID. Then I got it again. What's the deal with reinfection?
COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 Continues to Cast Shadow on Cruise Industry
Holland America Line’s Rotterdam VII departed Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 29 on its christening cruise. The naming ceremony is scheduled for the following day in its namesake city, Rotterdam, from where the company’s first-ever voyage departed in October 150 years ago.
COVID-19 Testing for Travel: If, When, Where, and How
If you’re an American flying to another country, you will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (or documentation of recent recovery from COVID-19) before you can board a plane back to the United States.
Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past
Planning a holiday? What’s the COVID situation in Bali, Fiji, NZ and the UK?
Tales of Covid-19 reinfection
Reducing COVID transmission by 20% could save 2,000 Australian lives this year
It’s time for governments and the community to consider what measures can be reintroduced to reduce COVID transmission and deaths, particularly during waves of infection.
CDC Recommends Travelers Test for COVID-19 As Close 'As Possible' to Departure
‘Very strong bookings’: Airlines recovering faster than expected from pandemic
Biden marks COVID ‘tragic milestone’ in US at global summit
South Africa facing new surge of COVID-19 cases driven by two Omicron sub-variants
For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but not increases in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes, a researcher at Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Analytics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.
What our blood tells us about COVID-19 antibodies
For some, they’re still suffering symptoms months after first being diagnosed while others have never contracted the virus.
In a Today special investigation, a group of various ages were gathered to see what their blood shows about their COVID-19 antibodies.
Can I get the flu jab if I've just had COVID-19? What you need to know about winter with both viruses
Both COVID-19 and influenza are now circulating in the community, and health authorities are pleading with people to get their flu shot to reduce the “life-threatening” risk of having both at the same time.
Here is what you need to know about reducing your risk of catching influenza or the flu/COVID combo — dubbed “flurona” — this winter.
WHO estimates nearly 15 million people died from COVID-19 over past two years
Can we trust rapid COVID tests against BA.2? This is what the experts say
New Omicron Variant BA.2.12.1 Now Dominant In New York, Driving Infections; Strain Up 47% Nationwide In Past Week
What you need to know once you've recovered from COVID-19
For two years, we’ve been hearing about symptoms, testing and quarantine protocol, but what about after you’ve had the virus?
Your questions about flu season and vaccines answered as a COVID winter looms
But this winter, we’re looking down the barrel of an unusual flu season.
List of Official Covid Symptoms Expanded to Include Sore Throat and Fatigue
Navigating False Negatives on COVID Rapid Tests
A new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Australia, the recombinant XE subvariant
When to take a rapid antigen test and when you need a PCR test explained
Feel sick but Covid negative? Here’s why – Full Story podcast
Why is it, in some cases, one member of a household tests positive to Covid-19 while those living with them may develop symptoms yet return negative tests?
What does a faint line on your COVID antigen test mean?
It’s a common scenario for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and spent several days in isolation.
A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in Australia. Here's what we know
A new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Australia, which is a hybrid of two previous strains.
Why Australia’s daily Covid cases are on the rise again
For most of this year, I have decided to not comment further on Covid-19. Given the lack of appetite for truth about the pandemic, I have declined all media requests. There seems to be a dogged determination to pretend everything is okay. Anyone who suggests otherwise is shot down in flames.
Nearly 5 million infected in U.K. as COVID-19 hits record levels
Air Travel After Covid-19: What To Expect When You Fly Now
From all outward appearances, air travel looks like it’s back to normal after Covid-19.
Long COVID is affecting thousands of Canadians. These researchers are racing to understand its risk factors, treatments
Alan Katz has been conducting research on the health-care system for 25 years, but for the most part, few members of the public have ever followed the progress of his scientific studies…
This is no time to stop tracking COVID-19
From the way political leaders in many high-income nations are talking and acting, it would be easy to think that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer worth keeping track of…
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