Coronavirus pandemic

Ómicron: how it works, what is known about it and what we need to learn from this variant

Una dosis de la vacuna de AstraZeneca contra el covid-19.

One dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP / Getty Images “Everything is riskier now because Omicron is much more contagious”Emphasizes the doctor who directs the analysis laboratory at Houston Methodist Hospital, S. Wesley Long. The doctor, quoted by The Associated Press, admits that in recent days he has already canceled several …

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Data Indicates Omicron Is Mild, Says CDC Director

Rochelle Walensky, directora de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC).

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The disease that causes the omicron variant of covid-19 “is mild” according to the first available data, it states Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an interview with The Associated …

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More contagious but less deadly? What is known about the Omicron variant at the moment

Máscaras cubrebocas en los aeropuertos.

Face masks at airports. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images With the premise that It is not yet time to let our guard down, much less forgetting all the precautions that we have maintained over the last few months, scientists emphasize that the first research on Ómicron suggest it could be more contagious, but …

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Covid-19 pandemic: the battle between the Omicron and Delta variants

Fila para hacerse una prueba de detección de covid-19 en Nueva York.

Line to get tested for covid-19 in New York. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images According to the scientists, the future of the pandemic could be in the battle between covid-19 variants, wondering if the new competitor Ómicron may unseat Delta, the predominant in the world today. Based on the analysis of what happens in …

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What is the relationship between the covid-19 pandemic and the proliferation of lice?

Expertos encuentran una relación entre los piojos y la pandemia del covid-19.

Experts find a relationship between head lice and the covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Dario Lopez-Mills / Getty Images “They are definitely coming back”. That assures KHN Kelli boswell, a Denver boutique owner who helps people get rid of lice, called Lice & Easy. The process, depending on the degree of infestation and the method, can take …

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The known measures implemented against the delta variant also work for Omicron

Pasajeros del transporte público en Nueva York, usando máscaras tapabocas.

Passengers on public transportation in New York, wearing masks. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images “The border controls they can delay the arrival of the virus and buy time. But all countries and all communities must prepare for further increases of the cases. The positive news in all this is that none of the information …

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The pharmaceutical Merck reduces the effectiveness of its pill against covid-19

La farmacéutica Merck rebaja la efectividad de su pastilla contra la covid-19

Photo: Kena Betancur / Getty Images The American Pharmaceutical Company Merck downgraded the effectiveness of its oral drug to treat covid-19 in adult patients, who previously claimed that It was 50% and now it indicates that it is only 30%. In a report published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck reported that …

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