Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China says no new COVID deaths after changing criteria

China said Wednesday that not a single person had died of COVID-19 the previous day, after changing the criteria for recording virus deaths to mean most are no longer counted.

Medical research

Study on the origins of Omicron retracted

Universitätsmedizin Berlin reported new findings on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron. The team led by Prof. Jan Felix Drexler has now retracted the article, which was published in the journal Science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: What we know about new omicron variant BF.7

Since the COVID variant omicron emerged in late 2021, it has rapidly evolved into multiple subvariants. One subvariant, BF.7, has recently been identified as the main variant spreading in Beijing, and is contributing to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New receptor 'decoy' drug neutralizes COVID-19 virus and its variants

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a drug that potently neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 coronavirus, and is equally effective against the Omicron variant and every other tested variant. The drug ...

Vaccination

EU backs new Omicron vaccines for first jabs

The EU's drug watchdog on Tuesday said two COVID vaccines targeting new types of the Omicron variant could now be used for people's first vaccinations, and not just for boosters.

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