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Nov 27, 2021, 4:50pm EST
  • January 18

    We’ll never have a normal flu season again

    This terrible Covid and flu season is a preview of the post-pandemic normal.

  • January 14

    This is what long-term immunity to Covid-19 might look like

    Antibodies aren’t the whole story.

  • January 13

    Texas shows the dangers of indifference to omicron

    The state is facing worryingly high hospitalizations, staff shortages, and dwindling ICU beds.

  • January 10

    Rapid tests, omicron, and you

    At-home tests work with omicron, but there are caveats.

  • January 9

    Why one of the most vaccinated places in America couldn’t avoid omicron

    Puerto Rico has been hit hard by omicron, but it’s still a model for how the US can beat the pandemic.

  • December 26, 2021

    It’s only a matter of time before omicron spreads through immigration detention

    Immigrants in ICE custody are already at high risk.

  • December 24, 2021

    What happens when omicron hits China

    Beijing will win the gold medal for lockdowns.

  • December 24, 2021

    How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms from the omicron variant

    A mild Covid-19 case from omicron might feel like a cold. You should still take it seriously.

  • December 23, 2021

    Omicron is outpacing delta on social media, too

    People talked about omicron six times as much as delta on major social media platforms after each strain emerged.

  • December 23, 2021

    Omicron collides with a struggling global vaccination campaign

    A new variant is changing vaccination strategies, as many people still wait for their first shots.

  • December 23, 2021

    What makes the omicron variant so strange and surprising

    The mutations in omicron hint at what’s to come in the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • December 22, 2021

    Omicron is here. What are your treatment options if you get Covid-19?

    Covid-19 experts on which treatments hold up against omicron and which ones to ask a doctor about if you get sick.

  • December 22, 2021

    How omicron is affecting holiday travel

    Despite the wave of new Covid-19 cases, many Americans will be proceeding with their travel plans.

  • December 22, 2021

    How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

    Both metrics are important, but all of our data doesn’t matter if we don’t do anything with it.

  • December 21, 2021

    How omicron broke Covid-19 testing

    Rapid tests are sold out everywhere, and help might not come until next year.

  • December 20, 2021

    6 epidemiologists on how omicron is — and isn’t — changing their holiday plans

    You can modify your existing plans to make them safer.

  • December 19, 2021

    Why omicron could bring the deadliest phase in the pandemic yet

    The worst-case scenario with the new variant could be 20 percent more US Covid-19 deaths than last winter.

  • December 18, 2021

    You might get a breakthrough case of Covid-19 this winter. Here’s how to prepare.

    If you’re hoping for the best but still want to plan for the worst, there are things you can do now.

  • December 17, 2021

    Does it still make sense for vaccinated people with Covid-19 to isolate for 10 days?

    Omicron — and short-staffed hospitals — could force the US to rethink isolation rules.

  • December 16, 2021

    Omicron is coming and lockdowns aren’t coming back. So what can we do?

    There is no grand plan for stopping omicron — but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.

  • December 15, 2021

    The good and bad news about the omicron variant

    Omicron may be less risky for each of us — but more risky for all of us.

  • December 13, 2021

    How to deal with (even more) Covid uncertainty

    If you’re struggling to "wait and see" how bad omicron might be, here are productive ways to cope.

  • December 9, 2021

    What South Africa is seeing in its omicron outbreak

    One of the country’s top health journalists on omicron, early case and hospitalization data, and the West’s travel bans.

  • December 2, 2021

    How to know if omicron is as scary as it seems

    These 5 leading indicators will help experts figure out how much of a threat omicron really is.

  • December 1, 2021

    To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

    Surveillance is dangerously inadequate in much of the world.

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