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What is 'stealth omicron'?


Some virologists are already considering stealth omicron a variant of concern. Should we be worried?


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COVID-19 vaccines and the 'nocebo' effect


What if, instead of causing "more side effects" than reported, COVID-19 vaccines actually caused fewer?


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Your omicron questions answered


Is COVID causing diabetes in kids? Can omicron infect you outside now? And are 10% of people really infectious 10 days later?


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Omicron is peaking


Around the world, the data's clear: Omicron's rise (and fall) follow a very predictable path.


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Weekly roundup — When (almost) everyone has omicron


Take a look around — because this is the wildest part of the pandemic anyone's ever seen. And we've started to normalize a few things we shouldn't.


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Letting omicron spread is a deadly risk


Alpha, beta, delta ⁠— they were all more severe than the original. So why, after omicron, should the next variant be different?


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Do rapid (antigen) tests work for omicron?


Yes. They do. But since there's a chance they're less sensitive, how many tests do you need before you can say it's definitely COVID — or just a common cold?


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The deltacron 'variant'


Not all coronavirus variants are equal. And this one may not even exist.


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Weekly roundup — Inside omicron


Hospitals, animals and miniature human organoids are showing us how omicron causes disease. And the news is mostly good.


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Weekly roundup - The omicron 'wall'


The omicron numbers are already awful. Yet there's a case for cautious optimism based on what we've seen so far.


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