Tag - omicron

 
 

OMICRON

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 4, 2022
Latest COVID-19 conundrum is when to get another shot
People's intuitions about timing their boosters don't always agree with the science. What will that mean for this fall's reformulated vaccines?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 12, 2022
We need to know why the omicron BA.5 wave is ebbing
Scientists are starting to figure out why infection rates rise and fall. But a collapse in COVID-19 testing will make it much harder to predict the next surge.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 14, 2022
Haven’t had COVID-19 yet? Maybe you’ve just been lucky
With highly contagious new variants in circulation, anyone who hasn't yet gotten sick can probably thank randomness or genetics more than behavior.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 10, 2022
Shanghai health officials say new omicron subvariant found
The omicron COVID-19 variant found in Shanghai's financial district of Pudong on Friday was linked with a case from overseas, a health official said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 5, 2022
Omicron is turning out to be a weak vaccine
Unvaccinated people who got COVID-19 last winter have little protection from reinfection, and even vaccinated people might be vulnerable after only a few months.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 15, 2022
Shanghai aims to reopen more COVID-19-shut businesses, while Beijing battles on
All but shut down for more than six weeks, Shanghai is tightening curbs in some areas that it hopes marks a final push in its campaign against the virus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 11, 2022
We need better COVID-19 booster shots, not more of the same
There are 100 new Covid vaccines in development. One of them could offer better protection against omicron.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 21, 2022
New COVID-19 variants complicate the question of vaccine mandates
Officials mulling new pandemic policies need to know how quickly vaccine protection wanes. But scientists don't have a clear answer.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2022
COVID-19 submerges emerging markets
One reason to be skeptical of the rosy consensus on emerging markets is that COVID-19 has spurred accelerated automation in advanced economies, making them less attractive for manufacturers.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 26, 2022
We’ll all have some immunity to COVID-19 soon
The end of immunological naivete to COVID-19 in the U.S. should change how we think about the disease and what policies we put in place to manage it.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 16, 2022
Beijing tightens rules for entering city after omicron case
On Saturday, the Beijing reported the first local infection of the omicron variant involving a person who had visited multiple malls and restaurants in the previous days.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 12, 2022
SOFA exempts U.S. forces from Japan’s laws, as it does its COVID safety measures
Beyond the issues associated with the U.S. military's lax COVID-19 containment measures, SOFA has a long history of incidents.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2021
GM, Google and others join retreat from CES over rising COVID-19 cases
The event will still be held in person, but with 'strong safety measures,' including vaccination requirements, masking and COVID-19 tests.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2021
Pfizer pill adds to growing U.S. stockpile of COVID-19 treatments
Infections are rising across the country, but the treatments will give doctors a larger arsenal with which to fight severe coronavirus cases.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2021
Biden can promise action, but omicron is in charge right now
The U.S. president's biggest policy promise during the 2020 campaign was perhaps his vow to attack COVID-19 in a professional and competent way.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Dec 22, 2021
The NBA, like most other leagues, plans to persist amid omicron
The NBA's approach to omicron is much like that of most other North American team sports leagues, which appear determined to keep playing games and welcoming fans.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Dec 22, 2021
Sumo's 2022 storylines promise spectacle, but persistent COVID measures loom
Terunofuji's dominance is unlikely to be seriously challenged in 2022, but given his age and injury history it's possible we could start to see pretenders to his throne.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2021
Kishida says Japan to keep strict border controls 'for the time being'
Speaking at a news conference, Kishida said Japan has not reported community spread of omicron, but it needs to strengthen its preparedness.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 17, 2021
Omicron's surge is turning London into a ghost town
Although venues are still open, trade is slowing ahead of the key peak festive period as people stay home and avoid socializing in pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 16, 2021
Omicron should be a wake-up call for the world
Almost no low-income countries are on track to meet the World Health Organization's goal of vaccinating 40% of their populations by the end of this year.

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