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COVID 19 VARIANTS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2022
Japan to start giving omicron-targeting booster shots Sept. 20
The new vaccines will be initially offered to people age 60 or over for their fourth shots.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2022
Japan health ministry backs Pfizer and Moderna omicron boosters
Pfizeru2019s omicron booster can be administered to people age 12 and over, while Modernau2019s is limited to those 18 and above, the panel advised.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Sep 9, 2022
What you need to know as Japan prepares to roll out new COVID vaccines
The drive featuring shots that target the omicron subvariant will start later this month and go into full swing in October and November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2022
Elderly to be first in line when Japan rolls out improved COVID shots
The vaccines will be available to seniors from mid-September or later, and this will be expanded from mid-October to people 12 or older who have received at least two shots.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 30, 2022
Japan weighs earlier rollout for omicron-targeting COVID-19 shots
With the country now facing its seventh wave of COVID-19 infections, the government is hoping to introduce more effective vaccines as soon as late September.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 23, 2022
Time between COVID infection and symptoms shorter with newer variants, study shows
Scientists from Peking University and Tsinghua University in Beijing found the incubation period fell from an average of five days with an alpha infection to 3.42 days with omicron.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / EXPLAINER
Aug 12, 2022
What we know about the new omicron vaccines
New vaccines developed for the COVID-19 omicron variant are scheduled to be available from mid-October in Japan, raising hopes that the population will soon be better protected.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2022
Omicron more likely to cause fever in children than previous variants, Japan study shows
The proportion of children who had a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher was some 40% among 2- to 12-year-olds during the omicron period, twice the rate during the delta period.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2022
Japan to offer omicron COVID shots to people vaccinated at least twice
The vaccines have been reported to provide some increase in neutralizing antibodies against the BA.5 subtype currently prevalent across the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2022
Five more prefectures issue declarations in BA.5 variant fight
A total of thirteen prefectures in Japan have issued declarations for strengthening measures against the rapidly spreading BA.5 omicron subvariant of COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2022
Japan to roll out COVID vaccine that targets omicron as early as October
The new vaccine is under development and was found to increase neutralizing antibodies against the BA.1 subvariant and were also effective for the BA.5 subtype to some extent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2022
Japan minister urges young people to get a third COVID-19 shot
The probability of the currently dominant BA.5 omicron subvariant causing severe symptoms is almost the same as those of previous omicron variants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 21, 2022
As cases surge across Japan, here’s what you need to know if you catch COVID-19
With the peak of the last wave coming more than five months ago, some might struggle to remember the protocols to follow if they become infected with COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2022
Japan adopts measures against COVID-19 seventh wave
To curb infections, the panel stressed that it is necessary to speed up vaccinations, maintain medical care functions and thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2022
Japan expands eligibility of fourth COVID-19 vaccine
Despite rapidly rising cases of the BA.5 omicron subvariant, the government says it won't take further action beyond encouraging social distancing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2022
WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over'
"The virus is running freely and countries are not effectively managing the disease burden based on their capacity," the organization's leader said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2022
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo logs 9,716 new cases as upward trend continues
According to the metropolitan government, the seven-day average of new infections in the capital stood at 6,746.4, up 129% from a week before.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2022
Japan cautious on starting tourism campaign as fears of virus wave grow
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has backed off a plan to begin the campaign early this month, amid fears that it could accelerate the spread of the virus.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 29, 2022
U.S. medical experts call for omicron-specific COVID boosters
The panel faced a challenge in making predictions about the future course of a virus that has frequently defied predictions and mutates even faster than the flu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2022
Experts call for caution as more people enter Japan without COVID screening at airports
As more people are expected to enter the country under relaxed border rules, experts are urging caution in case a highly pathogenic variant is detected abroad.

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