Pfizer said an updated version of its COVID-19 vaccine will be 'ready in 100 days' if the new Omicron variant is resistant to its current vaccine

Moderna has a plan to address the new coronaviruses. Johnson & Johnson and BioNTech-Pfizer are testing their vaccines.

The threat of a winter surge has caused many Southern states to fall behind the rest of the nation in immunizations for children. According to a review of state vaccination and death data by The Washington Post, those states have the highest overall death rates from covid-19. Their slow vaccine take-up has children's and adults' vaccines.

The booster shot can be given to any adult in the U.S.

More data on the new coronaviruses variant detected in South Africa is expected within two weeks, which will help determine if the vaccine produced with partner Pfizer Inc will have to be reworked. If necessary, Pfizer and BioNTech will be able to make a vaccine tailored to the emerging variant in 100 days. "We understand the concern of experts and have immediately begun investigations on variant B. 1.1.529," BioNTech said in a statement.

The doses do not pose a danger to the individuals who received them, but they may have lost their potency.

61 people arriving on two flights from South Africa have tested positive for the super-mutated COVID variant Omicron.

Moderna said Friday it will rapidly advance an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster vaccine candidate and continue to work on booster candidates designed to anticipate the coronaviruses and to study and test higher booster doses also meant to boost immunity. The World Health Organization's technical advisory group assigned the variant, which was first reported in South Africa, the Greek letter omicron, and said it has been designated a "variant of concern." The U.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is highly transmissible, and parts of the U.S. have begun an all-out assault against it. The emergency state will remain in effect until lea.

"We need to hold tight to see how this plays out and what our next move is," an epidemiologist at UTHealth School of Public Health said.

The economy and Wall Street may not perform as well next week as they did on Black Friday because of the fast-spreading strain of coronaviruses.

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A COVID-19 variant in South Africa has been dubbed "omicron" and is considered a highly transmissible "variant of concern".

"When you have a virus that's showing this degree of transmissibility, it almost invariably is going to go all over," Dr. Anthony Fauci told NBC.

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Boris Johnson will hold a press conference at 5pm to discuss the first two UK cases of the omicron variant.

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