CDC figuring out ‘logistical and legal’ aspects of testing airplane wastewater for coronavirus variants, source says

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ironing out the “logistical and legal” aspects of testing wastewater from airplanes for coronavirus variants as it continues to…

UPDATE 1-Updated COVID vaccines prevented illness from latest variants -CDC

(Recasts with comments by CDC official and study author, adds details from press briefing) By Julie Steenhuysen and Raghav Mahobe Jan 25 (Reuters) – The updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer…

EU urges more checks for COVID variants given surge in China

BRUSSELS, Dec 30 (Reuters) – The European Union should consider immediately scaling up genomic sequencing of COVID-19 infections and monitoring of waste water, including from airports, to detect any new…

Five genetic variants progressively increase the risk of nearsightedness with more schooling — ScienceDaily

Researchers have identified five genetic variants that increasingly raise a person’s risk of becoming nearsighted the longer they stay in school. A team led by Jeremy Guggenheim of Cardiff University,…

Operation Warp Speed unleashed a new era of science fraud – untested mRNA jabs now fast-tracked for RSV, flu, heart disease and endless covid variants – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) Operation Warp Speed (OWS) would go on to unleash a new era of science fraud and medical tyranny. The initial mRNA jabs did not stop “covid-19” and only…

Experts weigh in on omicron Covid booster protection against variants

If you’ve received a new omicron-specific Covid booster, you’re the most protected you possibly can be against the virus. But there’s a new batch of so-called “Scrabble” variants circulating globally.…

New Booster Shot Targets Covid Variants More Effectively, Pfizer Says

WASHINGTON — A new study by Pfizer and BioNTech suggests that their updated coronavirus booster is better than its predecessor at increasing the antibody levels of people over age 55…

‘Scrabble variants’ now cause the majority of new Covid-19 infections in the US

CNN  —  The Omicron BA.5 subvariant is no longer the dominant cause of Covid-19 infections in the United States, according to estimates released Friday by the US Centers for Disease…

How Worried Should You Be About New COVID Variants? – NBC Chicago

As new COVID variants emerge, such as XBB and BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, they’re also generating new names like the “nightmare variant” or “scrabble variants.” But what does that mean and…

New COVID Variants XBB and BQ.1.1 Emerge, But What Do We Know About Them So Far? – NBC Chicago

While the BA.5 variant of COVID-19 continues to make up the majority of cases in the United States, several recent variants are beginning to emerge in larger numbers, causing concern…