Rob Stein

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The omicron surge may be starting to peak in some parts of the U.S.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Infections appear to have started to either crest or fall in some parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, but hospitalizations and deaths tend to lag.

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The surge of omicron cases in the U.S. may have started to peak

Friday, January 14, 2022

Researchers say signs are emerging that the omicron surge may have begun to peak in some parts of the country, and could peak nationally quickly. Others are more cautious.

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Experts hope COVID-19 will evolve to be more like the common cold

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Some infectious disease experts think there may be something of a silver lining with the omicron surge. It may leave a blanket of enhanced immunity that leaves the virus easier to live with.

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Around the world, what does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The question of what fully vaccinated means might be changing as booster shots are becoming more important. More data, and new policies, are emerging in the U.S. and around the world.

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First sickle cell patient treated with CRISPR gene-editing still thriving

Friday, December 31, 2021

A young Mississippi woman is thriving two years after getting treated for sickle cell disease with the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.

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Omicron will cause more infections but lower hospital rates, analysis shows

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

University of Washington research predicts the omicron wave will infect more than 400,000 people a day in the U.S. when it crests in about six weeks.

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Public health experts will be listening as Biden speaks to the nation about omicron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The omicron variant is now the dominant variant in the U.S. President Biden is set to warn Americans about omicron, and talk about the administration's plans to help areas struggling with the surge.

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Omicron could bring the worst surge of COVID yet in the U.S. — and fast

Friday, December 17, 2021

Scientists are projecting the surge will peak in January. Just how massive it could be depends on how quickly Americans get boosted and change behavior to slow the spread.

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How much could the omicron variant disrupt American life this winter?

Friday, December 17, 2021

First projections of the variant's impact find a range of possibilities, from just a relatively small acceleration of the current trajectory to a big new wave that could rival last winter's surge.

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Omicron evades Moderna vaccine too, study suggests, but boosters help

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Moderna vaccine's ability to shield against infection drops sharply when tested on the omicron variant. But getting a booster pumps the protection back up again, new research suggests.

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Pandemic landmark: 800,000 Americans have died of COVID-19

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The coronavirus has now killed more than 800,000 people in the U.S., more deaths than any other country has reported. The U.S. also leads the world in diagnosed cases with more than 50 million.

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Here's what President Biden's winter COVID plan involves

Thursday, December 02, 2021

President Biden announced his strategy to deal with COVID-19 throughout the winter months, including getting more people vaccinated and stepping up testing for the virus.

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1st case of the omicron variant in the U.S. has been reported in California

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The first case of the omicron variant has been identified in the United States. The case occurred in a traveler who recently returned to California from a trip to South Africa.

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U.S. races to detect and track omicron, hampered by an unwieldy surveillance system

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

What's the U.S. doing to watch out for the omicron variant? Here's the work underway and the challenges that experts say may slow down the country's efforts.

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Experts say more testing is urgently needed to spot and track the variant in the U.S.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Public health experts worry confusion about boosters may hamper vaccine efforts, breakthrough cases aren't being monitored, and more testing and genetic sequencing is needed to track the new variant.

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The FDA is likely to sign off on Pfizer's COVID booster for all vaccinated adults

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

By the end of the week, the Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize the Pfizer booster for anyone age 18 and older, who is already vaccinated.

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New clues to the biology of long COVID are starting to emerge

Friday, November 12, 2021

Scientists have begun to find abnormalities in the immune systems of some long-COVID patients that might help explain the syndrome, at least in some people. But there is still much more to learn.

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There's more demand for boosters than first shots of the COVID vaccine

Friday, November 05, 2021

Some experts worry "boostermania" is distracting from the goal of getting tens of millions of unvaccinated Americans their first shots.

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More people are getting boosters than are getting a 1st COVID vaccine shot

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The number of people getting boosters every day in the U.S. is more than double the number of people getting their first shot, a win for Biden's booster plan but a loss for greater vaccination goals.

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The CDC endorses the rollouts of vaccine boosters from Moderna and J&J

Friday, October 22, 2021

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues recommendations for how to mix-and-match COVID-19 boosters — marking the final step for making boosters widely available.

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