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Omicron boosters probably aren’t very effective against mild Covid illness, but will likely prevent hospitalizations, experts say

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Vanessa Leroy | Bloomberg | Getty Images The new omicron Covid boosters probably aren’t very effective at preventing Covid infections and mild illness, but they will […]

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Omicron BQ Covid variants, which threaten people with compromised immune systems, are now dominant in U.S.

A person receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 22, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The omicron BQ coronavirus subvariants have risen to dominance in the U.S. as people gather and travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, putting people with compromised immune […]

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Measles poses growing threat to kids as vaccinations decline globally, CDC and WHO warn

A growing number of children around the world are vulnerable to measles as vaccination rates have declined to the lowest levels since 2008, global health leaders warned on Wednesday. The Covid-19 pandemic badly disrupted routine vaccination services which resulted in millions of kids missing their measles shots, according to a report from the World Health […]

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Anthony Fauci says he will cooperate fully with possible House Republican investigation into Covid origins

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus during the White House press briefing on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images CNBC Health & Science Read CNBC’s latest global health coverage: U.S. intelligence agencies under the Biden administration, in […]

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Children’s hospitals call on Biden to declare emergency in response to ‘unprecedented’ RSV surge

Kazuma Seki | Istock | Getty Images Doctors are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency in response to an “alarming surge” of children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus and flu this season. The Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics warned President Joe Biden and Health Secretary Xavier Becerra in […]