Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults
Pfizer is enrolling healthy adults to test a reformulated COVID-19 vaccine that matches the hugely contagious omicron variant, to see how it compares with the original shots.Pfizer and its partner Bio[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
The owner of a Chicago meat supplier says he has up to $30,000 worth of meat piling up in his freezers as COVID-19 kills restaurant demand, report says
Steakhouses have canceled orders with Northwest Meat Company as the Omicron variant has kept guests away from restaurants, the owner told Fox.news.yahoo.com
Omicron surge complicates struggles with inflation and supply chain disruptions
The spread of the Omicron variant is causing an additional complication to the U.S. economy, which is already struggling with high inflation and a supply chain crisis. And data shows nearly 9 million Americans were out of work in January because they were caring for someone with COVID-19 or being ill with the virus themselves. Joshua Hausman, associate professor of public policy and economics at the University Of Michigan and research associate at the National Bureau Of Economic Research, joins CBSN's Lana Zak with more.news.yahoo.com
Fauci: TOO EARLY to tell if Omicron will lead the globe into Covid's ENDEMIC phase
Team Rising debates the future of the pandemic, and whether Omicron will be the last variant. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
Has Houston reached the peak of Omicron? Research shows the virus could be leveling off
Since July 2020, the city of Houston has been <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/12/07/omicron-variant-detected-in-houstons-wastewater-health-department-confirms/" target="_blank">testing wastewater</a> for signs of a coronavirus surge.
Biden pivots to home tests to confront omicron surge
President Joe Biden has announced plans to deliver 500 million free COVID-19 tests to Americans, increase support for hospitals and expand the availability of vaccines to confront a winter surge of coronavirus cases driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant.
Pfizer says 2 doses of vaccine protect 70% against hospitalization from omicron
The omicron variant is offering more hints about what it may have in store as it spreads around the globe: A highly transmissible virus that may cause less severe disease, and one that can be slowed — but not stopped — by today’s vaccines.
Omicron is spreading, but is Houston ready to combat the virus?
The Omicron variant has yet to be detected in Houston but Chief environmental science officer Dr. Loren Hopkins with the Houston Health Department says they’ve been testing the wastewater to detect new variants with help from public works.
'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant
While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New England.