Tag - covid-19-variants

 
 

COVID 19 VARIANTS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 9, 2022
COVID booster effective in preventing infection for 70% of population, Japan study says
Their findings came as U.S. biotech giant Moderna announced a new vaccine under development that targets the omicron variant.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2022
Hong Kong backpedals on home quarantine for COVID subvariants
The reversion to centralized quarantine runs counter to recent commentary from Hong Kong health experts that the public shouldn't be too worried about new omicron subvariants.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 19, 2022
Singapore wants to keep borders open even if variant emerges
The island city has learned from its past experiences of dealing with COVID-19 variants, said Transport Minister S. Iswaran.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 17, 2022
How often can you be infected with the coronavirus?
Variants that are adept at dodging the body's defenses and waves of infections two, maybe three times a year, may be the future of COVID-19.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 16, 2022
How omicron infection turbocharges vaccinated people’s immunity
The data comes as omicron continues to fuel outbreaks around the world, most notably in China, where residents of Shanghai have endured almost six weeks of lockdown.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 12, 2022
Japan detects first cases of BA.4 and BA.5 omicron in airport screening
The three individuals were fully vaccinated with three shots, according to the health ministry.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 11, 2022
China risks 1.6 million deaths in virus ‘tsunami’ if 'COVID zero' is abandoned, study says
A new study found that the level of immunity induced by China's March vaccination campaign would be 'insufficient” to prevent an omicron wave that would swamp intensive care capacity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / EXPLAINER
May 10, 2022
The coronavirus keeps subtly changing, but how serious are new subvariants?
In the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no shortage of new coronavirus variants to track.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 5, 2022
The vanishing COVID variants: Lessons from gamma, iota and mu
While understanding omicron remains a critical public health priority, there are lessons to be learned from lesser lineages of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 3, 2022
The ¥22 trillion question: When will Japan reopen to foreign tourists?
Kishida is facing increased pressure from businesses to make what experts say is a political decision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 28, 2022
New COVID-19 subvariant found in Japan patient
The subvariant, detected in a patient from Sendai, has genetic information from both the B.A.1 and B.A. 2 omicron sublineages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 28, 2022
Japan's mask debate grows as public urged to stay vigilant during Golden Week
Experts maintain that indoor ventilation and other basic prevention measures are still vital, as infection levels remain high in many places.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2022
The drive to vaccinate the world against COVID is losing steam
There is a growing sense of resignation among public health experts that high COVID-19 vaccination coverage may never be achieved in most lower-income countries.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Apr 16, 2022
Coronavirus persisting in feces offers clues to long COVID cause
Patients can harbor the virus in their feces for months after infection, researchers found, stoking concern that its persistence can aggravate the immune system and cause long COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2022
No need to stop social activities with omicron, Japan's top COVID adviser says
In a major shift, Shigeru Omi has said that since symptoms of the omicron variant are less severe, strict controls to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are no longer necessary.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2022
XE variant adds to concern over low vaccination rates among young people in Japan
Seemingly on the verge of a seventh wave of COVID-19, Japan is struggling to balance infection control and a resumption of normal life.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 12, 2022
Two new omicron sublineages discovered by South African scientists
The lineages have not caused a spike in infections in South Africa and have been found in samples from a number of countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2022
Japan detects first case of omicron XE variant
The XE variant was detected in an asymptomatic woman in her 30s who arrived at Narita Airport from the U.S. on March 26.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2022
People urged to stay vigilant as coronavirus infections rebound in Japan — again
The lifting of quasi-emergency measures and the spread of a highly infectious omicron subvariant may be to blame for the quick rebound, experts say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2022
China's COVID-19 crisis grows with cases surging and new omicron sub-strains
Shanghai reported 9,006 cases Sunday as the city readies to test all 25 million residents in its latest efforts to weed out infections.

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