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Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

A medical worker administers a dose of the “Cominarty” Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient at a vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. …

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How is the BA.5 COVID-19 variant different from other strains?

How is the BA.5 COVID-19 variant different from other strains?

The fast-spreading BA.5 subvariant of Omicron and its close relative BA.4 now make up around 95% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to estimates published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The strains have driven an acceleration this month in the pace of new COVID-19 cases — President Biden among …

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Scientists are narrowing in on why some people keep avoiding Covid. BA.5 could end that luck.

Scientists are narrowing in on why some people keep avoiding Covid. BA.5 could end that luck.

A majority of people in the U.S have had Covid-19 at least once — likely more than 70% of the country, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha said on Thursday, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many have been infected multiple times. In a preprint study looking at 257,000 U.S. veterans …

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The BA.5 Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now

The BA.5 Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now

The current COVID-19 variants are more transmissible than ever, leading to a higher rate of infection throughout the country and increased risk associated with most activities. “The current variants, which are BA.4 and BA.5, constitute for about 82% of our current variants within our health system,” Dr. Janak Patel, director of the Division of Infectious …

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BA.5 is causing more Covid-19 reinfections, data suggests, but they don't appear to be more frequent | CNN

BA.5 is causing more Covid-19 reinfections, data suggests, but they don’t appear to be more frequent | CNN

CNN  —  It’s not your imagination: As the rapidly spreading BA.5 coronavirus subvariant causes a surge in infections across the United States, more people are catching Covid-19 for the second or third time. But on average, these reinfections do not seem to be happening more rapidly, according to a new analysis from the gene sequencing …

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BA.5 symptoms, infection, what to know about omicron subvariant

BA.5 symptoms, infection, what to know about omicron subvariant

BA.5 is still classified as an omicron variant but has new mutations different from BA.1 and BA.2 The first cases appeared in the Northeast, then started spreading to the South, Midwest and West Can you get BA.5 twice? Experts say it’s unlikely within the first month after infection The BA.5 subvariant of omicron continues to dominate …

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BA.5 Symptoms and Everything Else We Know About the New COVID Variant

BA.5 Symptoms and Everything Else We Know About the New COVID Variant

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. What’s happening The omicron variant of COVID-19 keeps changing, creating newer, more contagious variants. BA.5 seems to be the most contagious version to date and is causing most current COVID-19 cases in the US Why it matters BA.5 …

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Three things to know about BA.5, the highly contagious COVID-19 strain spreading right now

Three things to know about BA.5, the highly contagious COVID-19 strain spreading right now

Both federal and local health experts have raised Dallas County’s COVID-19 alert levels as the highly contagious COVID-19 variant BA.5 causes both case counts and hospitalizations to climb. Dallas County moved its internal COVID-19 risk level to orange, or “extreme caution,” on Saturday, just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Dallas, …

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U.S. COVID cases tick higher as BA.5 takes hold, and U.K. to offer second booster to those aged 50 and older

U.S. COVID cases tick higher as BA.5 takes hold, and U.K. to offer second booster to those aged 50 and older

U.S. COVID cases are rising again after being steady for several months, as the BA.5 omicron subvariant becomes dominant. BA.5 is understood to be the most transmissible variant seen so far and to have an ability to break through vaccination and cause reinfection. The daily average for new U.S. cases stood at 129,938 on Sunday, …

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BA.5 spurs new calls to fund next-generation COVID-19 vaccines

BA.5 spurs new calls to fund next-generation COVID-19 vaccines

The rise of the BA.5 variant is spurring new calls for funding for an Operation Warp Speed 2.0 to accelerate development of next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that can better target new variants.  The BA.5 subvariant of omicron that now makes up the majority of U.S. COVID-19 cases is sparking concern because it has a greater ability to evade …

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