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Omicron

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FRIDAY, May 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 omicron infection are less likely to be admitted to the hospital than those with delta infection, according to a study published in the May issue of eBioMedicine.

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A third shot of the children's dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine raised Omicron-fighting antibodies by 36 times in kids 5 through 11 years of age, the companies said in a news release Thursday. The companies plan to request emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for a booster dose for this age group.