Omicron: what we know about the COVID variant seen in at least 11 states

Omicron: what we know about the COVID variant seen in at least 11 states

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the latest strain of the coronavirus to be designated a “variant of concern” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: more and more cases are being reported around the world, and it has an unusual combination of mutations that may enable it to spread faster and overcome some…

CDC confirms first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant in U.S.

CDC confirms first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health authorities in California confirmed the first case of COVID-19 linked to the newly discovered variant Omicron in the U.S. on Wednesday, saying an individual who had recently returned from South Africa tested positive for the strain. The traveler was fully vaccinated and is experiencing “mild symptoms that…

Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in 5 states, a day after first case was reported in U.S.

Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in 5 states, a day after first case was reported in U.S.

The Omicron variant has now been detected in at least five states, after multiple states announced their first cases of the strain on Thursday night. At least 10 total cases have now been reported in the U.S., as local leaders are warning that the variant is now spreading within some communities.  New York, California, Hawaii,…

Six different Covid vaccines are safe and effective when used as boosters, UK study finds

Six different Covid vaccines are safe and effective when used as boosters, UK study finds

Emergency Medical Technician Ethan Hall gives Mark Turney, 66, a kidney transplant patient, his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images Six different Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective when used as booster doses, a U.K. study has found. The peer-reviewed…

Texas resident gets over $4,000 in bills after getting tested for COVID: “I felt deceived”

Texas resident gets over $4,000 in bills after getting tested for COVID: “I felt deceived”

When Jaden Janak learned he had been exposed to COVID-19 shortly after his 75-year-old grandmother died from the virus last year, he knew what he had to do. He went to the hospital for a rapid test that he thought would be free. He was wrong. Several months later, the Texas resident received two bills…

Vaccine deadline looms as thousands of service members could face disciplinary action

Vaccine deadline looms as thousands of service members could face disciplinary action

Vaccine deadline looms as thousands of service members could face disciplinary action – CBS News Watch CBSN Live All U.S. service members must be fully vaccinated by Monday. With 91% of all members vaccinated, the Marines have the lowest vaccination rate of all service branches. David Martin reports. Be the first to know Get browser…

Scientists working to determine severity of Omicron COVID variant

Scientists working to determine severity of Omicron COVID variant

Scientists working to determine severity of Omicron COVID variant – CBS News Watch CBSN Live With little information to go on at the moment, scientists are assessing just how dangerous the newest COVID-19 variant is. Meanwhile, cases are surging in parts of the U.S. with lagging vaccination rates. Lilia Luciano has more. Be the first…