Some scientists estimate that cases of long COVID from omicron will still rise, however, because of high transmissibility and the misconception that people don't have to worry about catching it.
A new study finds the delta variant of the coronavirus hospitalized and killed far more people in rural parts of the state than in urban areas. Researchers say this provides further proof that vaccines mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
New data from the CDC released on Tuesday shows that while omicron remains the dominant variant, delta — which is the more severe strain — is still a worrisome driving force behind the current surge.
As people begin to travel and gather for the holidays, experts are warning of a fifth wave of COVID-19 cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the omicron variant now accounts for most of the new coronavirus cases in Georgia.
Friday on Political Rewind: COVID-19 continues to bounce back in the United States, though not necessarily because of the new omicron variant. Meanwhile, Sen. Raphael Warnock pushes for a federal voting rights act on the floor of Congress.
The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the third quarter as the delta variant and persistent supply chain woes weighed on growth. The months ahead should be better.
The Federal Reserve is projecting higher inflation this year than it had previously forecast, but says prices will cool more next year.
Though infections are still sky-high, the U.S. may be turning a corner, according to a consortium of researchers who forecast the pandemic. And we may well be spared a winter surge.
The COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide powerful protection, even against the delta variant, the CDC said. It also found that vaccinated people were 10 times less likely to be hospitalized.
Should you quarantine? Get tested? Mask up? Insist on masks for others? There are many tricky situations to navigate in our delta variant, semi-vaccinated world. Here's advice from experts.
The delta variant is pummeling America's hospitals, taxing an already-depleted health care workforce. Once again, some states are facing the prospect of rationing medical care.
Georgia faces its worst crisis of the pandemic, with more patients than ever before hospitalized for COVID-19. The state's also breaking records for the number of children in the hospital with the virus. As the delta variant tightens its grip on the state, the Georgia Today podcast gets a firsthand account of the situation inside Georgia's pediatric hospitals from Dr. Matthew Linam, an infectious disease specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University.
The severe restrictions on travel and movement are having a serious impact on citizens, international workers, students and more as China grapples with the pandemic.
About 14 million U.S. residents got their first dose of a COVID-19 shot in August, which is about 4 million more than in July. Officials credit vaccine mandates by governments, schools and businesses.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 surge around Georgia, Emory Healthcare postponed some elective surgeries this week due to a shortage of beds and continues to evaluate “elective surgical cases on a daily basis across all our hospitals,” the hospital system said.