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South Africa’s latest surge is a possible preview of the pandemic’s next chapter.

Coronavirus cases are surging again in South Africa, and public health experts are monitoring the situation, eager to know what’s…

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New ‘Deltacron’ Variant Is Rare and Similar to Omicron, Experts Say

In recent days, scientists have reported that a hybrid of the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants has been popping up…

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‘Stealth’ Omicron Is Stealthy No More: What’s Known About the BA.2 Variant

As the Omicron coronavirus surge subsides, researchers are keeping an eye on a highly transmissible subvariant known as BA.2. Although…

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Is the BA.2 version of Omicron worse? Here’s what you need to know.

With the huge Omicron surge in coronavirus cases now receding in the United States and many other countries, reports have…

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F.D.A. Clears Covid Drug From Eli Lilly That Shows Promise Against Omicron

With Covid treatments still in short supply in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency…

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New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have been found carrying the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, marking the first…

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How New York City’s Hospitals Withstood the Omicron Surge

More than 60,000 New York City residents tested positive for the coronavirus in a single day. Testing lines stretched for…

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U.S. Covid Death Toll Nears 900,000 as Omicron’s Spread Slows

CHICAGO — More than 2,600 Americans are dying from Covid-19 each day, an alarming rate that has climbed by 30…

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Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended.

After a frenetic few weeks when the Omicron variant of the coronavirus seemed to infect everyone, including the vaccinated and…

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Omicron’s Radical Evolution

As nurses and doctors struggle with a record-breaking wave of Omicron cases, evolutionary biologists are engaged in a struggle of…

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