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Don't be misled by reports of 'mild omicron,' researchers caution

University at Buffalo scientists who do the genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 virus in Erie County are seeing omicron cases increase, an indication that the region is exhibiting a similar trajectory to national trends.

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COVID-19 Omicron wave in South Africa characterized

(HealthDay)—In South Africa, the pattern of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 early in the fourth wave showed fewer hospitalizations and reduced severity of illness compared with earlier waves, according to a research ...

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BNT162b2 still effective, but less so, against Omicron

(HealthDay)—The effectiveness of two doses of BNT162b2 was maintained, albeit at a reduced level, during an omicron variant proxy period in South Africa, according to a letter to the editor published online Dec. 29 in the ...

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Fauci vows more testing as COVID's Omicron hammers US

Top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci on Sunday acknowledged a COVID "testing problem" as the Omicron strain overwhelms the nation, and he vowed to make more tests available to Americans next month.

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More contagious, less severe: What we know about Omicron

A month after it was first detected in southern Africa, Omicron is now known to be far more contagious than previous variants of COVID-19 but appears to cause a less severe illness than its predecessors.

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Experts answer questions about the COVID-19 omicron variant

As the holidays approach, new information continues to surface about the omicron variant of COVID-19. We've asked our experts to weigh in on the most common questions we receive about omicron prevalence, transmission and ...

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