Does a report from the German public health agency Robert Koch Institute (RKI) show that 95% of those infected with the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are vaccinated? No, that's not true: This calculation is based on incomplete d
"Yale study: Vaccinated people more likely to be infected than those without the jab.”
The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12.
In February 2020, as the earliest COVID-19 cases cropped up in the U.S., the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners there was no need to worry. “The […] The post No, public health officials aren’t passing off the co
More canceled flights appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year's holiday weekend.
Good riddance to 2021. Let 2022 bring fresh hope.
The gain followed a gradual increase since October.
Is the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading faster than any virus in history? No, that's not true: The omicron variant is extremely contagious but does not spread as quickly as measles, which is the most infectious virus. Dr. Claudia Hoy
Flight delays and cancellations tied to staffing shortages have been a constant this year.
Staff absences for COVID-19 tripled this month in London’s hospitals, and nearly 10% of the city’s firefighters called out sick.
The restrictions were meant to blunt the spread of the COVID omicron variant.
Preliminary data suggest that people with the omicron variant of the coronavirus are between 50% and 70% less likely to need hospitalization than those with the delta strain.
As many Americans and others around the globe prepare for holiday travel and get-togethers, the omicron variant continues to be a concern. While the available data on transmission, vaccine effectiveness and severity of disease are still preliminary, he
Do data from Ontario, Canada prove COVID-19 vaccines are either a failure or that omicron "preferentially infects vaccinated people"? No, neither of those choices is true: Using only raw data, the claim-maker draws a misleading conclusion
Is the CDC just calling the common cold or RSV the omicron variant? No, that's not true: The omicron variant is a mutated version of the original COVID-19 virus. While the common cold and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) are viral infect
Does a book titled "Understanding Omicron Variant" by an author named Dr. Theresa Bishop have a 2020 copyright date, meaning it was published before the omicron variant was publicly identified? No, that's not true: This Amazon book was se
Just because a book exists doesn't mean it's worth reading.
Biden is announcing major changes to his COVID-19 winter plan, his hand forced by the arrival of the fast-spreading omicron variant, whose properties are yet not fully understood by scientists.
The CDC numbers showed nearly a six-fold increase in omicron's share of infections in only one week.
The omicron variant of COVID-19 “came out” in 2021, but “the copyright on this book” about the variant is 2020.
“Maybe they’re just calling the common cold … the omicron variant.”
The first known death was reported in the U.K due to the Omicron coronavirus variant on December 13, 2021.
The Amazon listing for the book has now been removed. The content of the text is not legitimate.
Among the many flaws in this conspiracy theory, the COVID-19 variant "omicron" isn't spelled with a "K."
Was the definition of what constitutes a positive COVID-19 test changed to include the omicron variant? No, that's not true: The variant (SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529) was first reported to the World Health Organization from South Africa on Nove
Everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster before the New Year. Boris Johnson, 12 December 2021. On Sunday evening, the Prime Minister set a target to give booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to every eli
The omicron variant appears to cause less severe disease than previous versions of the coronavirus.
Did Pfizer scientists warn the public that weekly vaccinations would need to begin to provide protection against the Omicron variant? No, that's not true: This claim is in an article from a website that defines itself as a "financial sati
SciCheck Digest It’s not known yet whether the omicron variant causes more or less severe COVID-19 than the delta variant, although some preliminary indications suggest omicron infections might be milder. A Facebook post nevertheless claims, without
One study, yet to be peer-reviewed, does state this. However, further data is needed to understand the effectiveness of vaccines.
Early studies indicate the strain may cause less severe COVID-19 symptoms compared to its precursor, the delta variant.
“The toxicity of COVID-Omicron is 5 times higher than that of the delta variant, and the mortality rate is also higher than that of Delta.”
Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said lab tests showed a booster dose increased by 25-fold the level of so-called neutralizing antibodies against omicron.
SciCheck Digest Scientists are still learning about the omicron variant’s ability to spread or cause severe illness and the effectiveness of the current COVID-19 vaccines in fighting it. But a Facebook post misleadingly claims to list seven ̶
“Only the fully vaccinated should fear the new ‘worst ever’ Covid-19 variant; data shows they already account for 4 in every 5 Covid deaths”
“Cheugy” is apparently a lot to chew on.
A post on Facebook draws apparent links between the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 variants and the Illuminati. It claims that the Greek letter Delta is shaped like a pyramid, and that the equivalent letter for Omicron in the Phoenician alphabet is s
Did travel restrictions for unvaccinated individuals in Australia make it impossible for the omicron variant to enter the country? No, that's not true: Unvaccinated individuals can enter the country by following the guidelines of the stat
Was the B.1.1.529 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus named "Omicron" so that a glyph in the shape of an eye could be combined with the Greek letter Delta to reveal a secret Illuminati symbol? No, that's not true: Among other reasons, the Gre