Delta pilots are looking for higher pay and better insurance as contract negotiations continue with the company.
That's how the so-called "deltacron" variant — a mashup of delta and omicron — came to be. This process of recombining tells us a lot about the possible past and future of SARS-CoV-2.
A look at the data that omicron is less severe. What does that mean for the future of SARS-CoV-2 — and the pandemic?
The variant has spread through South Africa with remarkable speed — and been detected in at least 60 other countries. Specialists are trying to figure out the next stage for this unwelcome variant.
Scientists may not know for a couple weeks yet how risky the new coronavirus variant will be to public health. But getting out front now about what is known helps dispel misinformation, they say.
It protects from drizzles and thunderstorms but not a hurricane. In other words, if you are exposed again and again to infected people, there's some risk you could get sick.
Here's what we know about the effectiveness of vaccines for variants of concerns, notably the delta variant, first identified in India and now responsible for more than 20% of new U.S. cases.
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the CDC declaring the Delta variant of COVID-19 a concern, and how vaccines and booster shots fit into the discussion of combating variants.