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Coronavirus: 'Deltacron' variant discovered in Cyprus

A new COVID-19 variant has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, together with 10 mutations from Omicron

Illustrative photo of people walking in Jerusalem with masks, July 15, 2021.

You can still catch Omicron, even if you've already had COVID-19 - study

If you’ve had coronavirus, you can get it again. According to the current report and previous studies, the variant seems to be able to evade more easily than any previous immunity achieved.

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Omicron variant less severe due to milder effect on lungs - study

Recent data suggested that the Omicron coronavirus variant is milder than Delta and other variants.


‘Israel could be completely unprotected against COVID-19 in a month’ - report

“Within a month or two, the protection in Israel could be almost back to where it was before vaccines,” reads a report.

Israeli tourist arrested in Thailand after breaking COVID-19 quarantine

Ohad Baruch fled his hotel before the results of his COVID-19 test came back - which was positive for Delta. However, he has since tested negative three times, meaning he recovered.

Global stocks rise sharply with investors' renewed risk appetite

World shares had fallen earlier in the week after Omicron infections multiplied around the world.


Israeli thought to have died with Omicron actually had Delta

Doctors considered him to be highly suspicious of carrying the Omicron variant, but the Health Ministry corrected the report.

Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, disease expert says

Puren said it was too early to say whether Omicron was displacing Delta in South Africa, since local scientists have only produced 87 sequences of Omicron so far.


Omicron poses severe political problem for Bennett - analysis

Now that the worrying new Omicron variant, which may potentially bypass some of the protections provided by COVID vaccines, appears to be spreading, Bennett again faces difficult options.

A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wi

No matter how old you are, two shots of Pfizer vaccine don’t last – study

People’s ages had no effect on the vaccine’s waning, meaning that the vaccine waned for everyone and not just older people.

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