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Future COVID variants will likely reinfect us multiple times a year, experts say — unless we invest in new vaccines

Future COVID variants will likely reinfect us multiple times a year, experts say — unless we invest in new vaccines

[ad_1] For more than a year now, the original COVID-19 vaccines have held up remarkably well — even miraculously so — against a Greek alphabet of new variants: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. But now experts say something is changing. Since the start of 2022, the initial version of Omicron, known as BA.1, has been spinning …

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As COVID cases rise, White House urges boosters and new congressional funding

As COVID cases rise, White House urges boosters and new congressional funding

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — States with low coronavirus vaccine booster rates could see COVID-19 deaths rise as strains of the Omicron variant spread across the U.S., White House pandemic response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha warned on Sunday. “There is an important pattern emerging in the Northeast that helps chart the path forward,” Jha wrote on Twitter. …

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Fauci drops out of D.C. gala amid America's strange pandemic moment

Fauci drops out of D.C. gala amid America’s strange pandemic moment

[ad_1] COVID-19 updates. View latest news. WASHINGTON — “I believe we are at an inflection point,” White House pandemic response team coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said at his first briefing, his remark inauspiciously punctuated by a reporter’s cough. COVID-19 is still here, but many Americans appear to be moving on, even as the Omicron BA.2 …

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