1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron, key symptoms identified, US study finds
A U.S. study suggests 1 in 10 people are getting long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic.
Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch: COVID emergency orders are among `greatest intrusions on civil liberties'
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 new omicron subvariant XBB.1.5: What you must know now
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.
New Omicron subvariant becoming dominant COVID strain in U.S.
A new Omicron variant known as XBB.1.5 is reportedly spreading quickly nationwide as doctors say COVID-19 continues to evolve.
4.4M Americans have received new omicron-targeted COVID-19 booster, CDC says
Some Americans who plan to get the shot, designed to target the most common omicron strains, said they are waiting because they either had COVID-19 recently or another booster.
New bivalent COVID-19 booster shot to be offered in Georgia
Starting this week, the new bivalent COVID-19 booster shot is available to Georgia residents. This booster is said to arm recipients against the omicron strain of the coronavirus.
Most people infected with COVID-19 Omicron variant didn’t know it, study says
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.
New BA.5 COVID-19 omicron variant 'most transmissible yet'
The now dominant BA.5 COVID-19 variant is the most contagious strain so far in the pandemic, according to one Georgia epidemiologist.
COVID-19 omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 could be ‘worst’ so far, doctors say
Subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are more transmissible, and early evidence shows both are capable of evading immune responses from previous infection as well as current COVID-19 vaccines.
Moderna says updated COVID shot boosts omicron protection
Moderna’s study results revealed people given the combination vaccine shot had higher antibody levels to fight omicron and other variants.
Is omicron leading us closer to herd immunity against COVID-19? Experts weigh in
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.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations trending downward in US
Public health experts say they are feeling hopeful that more declines are ahead and that the country is shifting from being in a pandemic to an ‘endemic’ that is more consistent and predictable.
Influential model finds 73% of US now immune to omicron
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.
American companies return to 'normal' operations as COVID-19 pandemic wanes
For the first time in two years for many people, the American workplace is transforming into something that resembles pre-pandemic days.
What is bebtelovimab? US authorizes new antibody drug to fight omicron
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.
Grady Health CEO warns Georgians to 'remain vigilant' despite falling COVID-19 numbers
In a statement released in its weekly community update on Wednesday, John M. Haupert said the omicron wave has peaked and hospitalizations are decline, but he warns that “does not mean operations are back to normal.”
Prince Charles self-isolating after testing positive for COVID a second time
Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating, his office said Thursday. The heir to the throne previously contracted the virus in March 2020.
Can you get long COVID after an infection with omicron? Here's what you need to know
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.
Medicare opens up access to free at-home COVID-19 tests
The Biden administration, seeking to fill a frustrating gap in coverage for COVID-19 tests, Thursday announced that people with Medicare will be able to get free over-the-counter tests much more easily in the coming weeks.
US COVID-19 death toll hits 900,000, sped by 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.