Experts say it's not likely that the highly transmissible omicron variant — or any other variant — will lead us closer to herd immunity against COVID-19.
This winter's omicron wave in the U.S. also bolstered our defenses, leaving enough protection against the coronavirus that future spikes will likely require much less disruption to society.
Experts say it's too early to know whether people infected with the omicron variant will develop long COVID. Doctors believe it's possible to have long-term effects from omicron.
Restauranteur and chef Rick Bayless sounds the alarm on the state of Chicago's restaurant industry still suffering from the Omicron variant.
The new coronavirus variant, which scientists call BA.2, is widely considered stealthier than the original version of omicron because particular genetic traits make it somewhat harder to detect.
Dr. David Rubin from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab breaks down how the Omicron variant is trending across the Midwest and what to expect in the months ahead.
Dr. Shikha Jain from UI Health walks us through some of the distinctive symptoms of the Omicron variant and how they can be observed.
The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautiously predicted the U.S. omicron wave could soon start to noticeably decline “as we get to the end of January.”
The University of Illinois Chicago and Northwestern University will be joining a number of other colleges that will have students return to remote learning when they come back from holiday break.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pleaded with residents to get vaccinated Tuesday as the Omicron variant continues to get a foothold.
Loyola University in Chicago is now requiring all students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 booster shot if they're eligible as concerns about the omicron variant continue to grow.
The first known suburban Cook County case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected Tuesday, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.
The World Health Organization has expressed concerns that rich countries spooked by the emergence of the omicron variant could step up hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine mandates are changing around the United States as leaders struggle to contain fears of the omicron variant and the country’s latest surge of COVID cases.
New stricter travel rules are in effect as the nation closely monitors the new omicron variant. Dr. Chris Colbert discusses it in depth with FOX 32's Tia Ewing.
The school said that 81% of students and 90% of employees are vaccinated. Of the people who are testing positive, 76% are fully vaccinated. The school noted that many are six months past their last dose.
Authorities said that they received a call from the Cottages of Fox Lake about a sick patient at about 5:30 p.m. While on the way, they realized they were going to need six ambulances.
Wisconsin said that the Milwaukee County resident had recently traveled to South Africa. The man is fully vaccinated and had received his booster dose. He has mild symptoms and has not been hospitalized.
A research group has been tracking reinfections in South Africa and reported a jump with the arrival of omicron that they hadn't seen when two previous variants, including the extra-contagious delta variant, moved through the country.