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COVID 19 VARIANTS

Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 4, 2023
Experts skeptical that China travel curbs will be effective
China has branded the restrictions "unacceptable" and vowed to take countermeasures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2023
Japan logged 27.5 million new COVID-19 cases in 2022
As highly infectious omicron variants of the virus surged throughout the country, new deaths linked to the virus totaled 39,158.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2022
COVID mutation risk drives rush to test travelers from China
The scenario echoes the pandemicu2019s early days, when China was criticized for not releasing key genetic data on the virus until weeks after news of the new illness became public.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2022
U.S. considers airline wastewater testing as COVID surges in China
Some experts say such a policy would offer a better solution to tracking the virus and slowing its entry into the U.S. than new travel restrictions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 29, 2022
Soaring China COVID cases increase risk of new variants, experts say
With the virus now able to circulate among nearly one-fifth of the world's population, other nations and experts fear China will become fertile ground for new variants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2022
Omicron variant claims lives of healthy children in Japan
A survey shows that around half of infants and children who have died from COVID-19 did not have any underlying conditions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2022
WHO warns drop in COVID-19 alertness could create deadly new variant
Lapses in strategies to tackle COVID-19 this year continue to create the perfect conditions for a deadly new variant to emerge, as parts of China witness a rise in infections.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 27, 2022
Next COVID-19 strain may be more dangerous, lab study shows
COVID-19 samples from an immunosupressed individual over six months showed that the virus evolved to become more pathogenic, the early study found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2022
COVID-19 cases could soon peak in Japan, panel says
The pace of increase in new COVID-19 cases in Japan has shown signs of slowing, suggesting that infections could soon hit a peak, a government advisory panel has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2022
Caution grows in Japan over spread of new omicron variants
The XBB and BQ.1 variants, both of which are spreading abroad after being first reported in September, are seen to have high immune evasion.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 19, 2022
Will COVID boosters prevent another wave? Scientists aren’t so sure.
The shots may help vulnerable Americans dodge serious illness or death. But some experts believe boosters must be improved and are calling for a new strategy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 12, 2022
Global COVID cases will increase in coming months, but at a slower pace, report says
Infections are projected to rise slowly to about 18.7 million by February from the current 16.7 million average daily cases, the University of Washington said in an analysis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2022
Japan has no plans to impose restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise
After a lull in infections, numbers have rebounded again, with the nationwide daily tally reaching 87,410 on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2022
Pace of omicron vaccinations slow as sense of crisis diminishes in Japan
About 7.38 million new COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, meaning that just 5.9% of Japan's total population has received the shots, according to government data released Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2022
XBB variant, spreading fast in Singapore, detected in Tokyo
The coronavirus subvariant features several mutations in its spike protein, giving it an exceptional ability to evade immunity. But its severity is not yet known.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 26, 2022
Let’s make sure lab-grown viruses stay in the lab
Boston University researchers created a new strain of COVID-19. Such work is important, but needs more stringent oversight.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 25, 2022
Lab manipulations of COVID virus fall under murky government rules
Mouse experiments at Boston University have spotlighted an ambiguous U.S. policy for research on potentially dangerous pathogens.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Oct 24, 2022
New COVID-19 variants have arrived. How worried should you be?
Fearmongering headlines on the new COVID-19 variants are misleading and counter the message on the effectiveness of vaccines.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 13, 2022
Omicron’s staying power could pave the way for a predictable COVID-19 pattern
Any successor to omicron will face an uphill battle, as it will need to be both more transmissible and better able to sidestep the immunity people have built.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2022
Japan eyes rollout of free BA.5-tailored COVID-19 shots on Oct. 13
The health ministry is urging the public to get the shots to stem a potential surge of infections during the year-end holidays.

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