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The New Omicron Covid-19 Variant: What to Know

Governments around the globe have restricted travel to and from southern Africa in an effort to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus.

11/29/2021 12:45:00 AM

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Egypt authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds

Egypt authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds

11/28/2021 10:30:00 PM

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EU needs to buy time on Omicron variant - EU's von der Leyen

EU needs to buy time on Omicron variant - EU's von der Leyen

11/28/2021 8:10:00 PM

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S.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have 'very mild' symptoms

S.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have 'very mild' symptoms

DEBATE: Should US shutdown all travel amidst COVID Omicron variant? Join the convo at 4b! omicron covidvariant cdc
Many have died due to Delta, some found it mild. The whole 🌎 have learned enough lessons from Delta. Many people’s lives should have been saved. Now all act fast before many lives can’t be saved.

11/28/2021 7:40:00 PM

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Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron COVID-19 variant


Omicron COVID Variant Found ONLY in Fully Vaccinated All four Botswana Omicron variant patients were fully vaccinated

11/28/2021 3:35:00 PM

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World on alert as highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread

Several nations announce their first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments worldwide begin pulling down the shutters to contain the highly infectious new strain

11/28/2021 11:30:00 AM

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Bahrain outlook improves on fiscal reforms, S&P says

Bahrain outlook improves on fiscal reforms, S&P says


11/28/2021 11:20:00 AM

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Covid-19 Vaccines or Infections: Which Carries the Stronger Immunity?

Evidence that Covid-19 infections provide as much protection as vaccines is prompting some experts to suggest a nuanced approach to vaccine mandates.

11/28/2021 9:00:00 AM

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China study warns of 'colossal' COVID outbreak if it opens up like U.S., France

China study warns of 'colossal' COVID outbreak if it opens up like U.S., France

China feels like they have to preface something? To who?
Covid is made in China, served into world... someone has to. remain to them!

11/28/2021 7:55:00 AM

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Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries to curb Omicron variant -document

Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries to curb Omicron variant -document

Another racist country bans Africa
Yet the variant is less harmful

11/28/2021 7:50:00 AM

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UK should control its borders post-Brexit, says EU commissioner

After the latest refugee tragedy on the English Channel, France and the UK are engaging in a war of words over border control

11/28/2021 4:30:00 AM

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China could see over 630K daily COVID infections if it drops zero-tolerance goal: study

'The estimates revealed the real possibility of a colossal outbreak which would almost certainly put an unbearable burden on the medical system,' researchers revealed.

11/28/2021 4:06:00 AM

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U.S. issues 'Do Not Travel' advisory for eight African countries

U.S. issues 'Do Not Travel' advisory for eight African countries

11/28/2021 4:05:00 AM

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World scrambles to contain omicron as scientists call for greater vaccination efforts

As countries scrambled to contain a new Covid-19 variant called omicron, scientists have said they are unsurprised at its emergence.

11/28/2021 3:38:00 AM

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Antony Blinken calls Omicron discovery, transparency by South Africa 'model for the world'

Blinken pointed that the South African government's transparency in sharing news about Omicron 'should serve as a model for the world.'

11/28/2021 3:31:00 AM

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11/28/2021 3:09:00 AM

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Pfizer said an updated version of its COVID-19 vaccine will be 'ready in 100 days' if the new Omicron variant is resistant to its current vaccine

Pfizer expects to know within two weeks whether the variant is resistant to its current vaccine, a company spokesperson told Reuters.

11/27/2021 9:54:00 PM

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Here's What's Known About The New Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The virus has been described as a 'variant of concern' by WHO officials.

11/27/2021 8:44:00 PM

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South Africa Braces For COVID-19 Wave Propelled By Omicron

The variant appears to be spreading more rapidly among young people in their 20s and 30s, alarming health professionals.

11/27/2021 8:24:00 PM

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World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant | AP News

U.K. health secretary confirms two cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant in Britain. Scientists say the new variant could be more resistant to vaccines, though it could take weeks to determine if current vaccines are less effective against it.

11/27/2021 5:32:00 PM

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World grapples with containing new Covid variant Omicron

The world is racing to contain Omicron as early evidence suggests it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared with other highly transmissible variants

11/27/2021 5:15:00 PM

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U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid new Covid variant

The new strain, classified by the WHO as a 'variant of concern,' is blamed for a surge of cases in South Africa and has sparked fears over its high number of mutations.

11/27/2021 5:01:00 PM

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11/27/2021 4:05:00 PM

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EU orders travel ban on South Africa to halt variant spread

The European Union nations agree to impose a ban on travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant.

11/27/2021 2:58:00 PM

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Pfizer in 100 day race for Omicron vaccine as world seeks to contain variant

The U.S. is among countries that have imposed restrictions on travelers from southern Africa as the race is on for a vaccine against the new Covid variant.

11/27/2021 2:26:00 PM

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Covid-19: Vaccine clinics open for 12 to 17-year-olds in NI

Covid-19: Vaccine clinics open for 12 to 17-year-olds in NI

11/27/2021 1:47:00 PM

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Dutch Authorities Isolate 61 Covid-19 Cases Among Travelers From South Africa

About 10% of passengers aboard two flights arriving in the Netherlands tested positive. Health authorities said they would research whether the test results showed the new Omicron variant.

11/27/2021 1:45:00 PM

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Covid: World races to contain new Omicron variant

Covid: World races to contain new Omicron variant

11/27/2021 1:08:00 PM

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What to know about new COVID-19 variant omicron

Here's what to know about the new COVID-19 variant first detected in southern Africa.

11/27/2021 10:50:00 AM

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'It's Coming': N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul issues Omicron warning, declares state of emergency

New York became the center of the COVID-19 pandemic when it first began. The Omicron variant threatens to repeat that trend.

11/27/2021 7:45:00 AM

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World Races To Contain New 'Omicron' COVID-19 Variant

Early evidence suggests it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared with other highly transmissible variants, the World Health Organization said.

11/27/2021 6:53:00 AM

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UK PM Johnson tries to reassure South Africa over travel ban

UK PM Johnson tries to reassure South Africa over travel ban

11/27/2021 2:55:00 AM

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President Biden warns new Omicron COVID variant 'spreads rapidly,' urges booster shots

'Get your booster shot now, so you can have this additional protection during the holiday season,' Biden urged fully vaccinated Americans on Friday.

11/27/2021 2:52:00 AM

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U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers on COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers on COVID-19 vaccines

11/27/2021 2:05:00 AM

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South Africa calls travel bans 'draconian, unjustified'

South Africa’s health minister slams the new waves of travel bans accusing some leaders of seeking a 'scapegoat'

11/27/2021 1:30:00 AM

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US to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations amid new COVID variant

US to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations amid new COVID variant

11/27/2021 12:05:00 AM

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EU moves to halt air travel from places with new COVID variant

The European Union might halt air travel from places where a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa had spread, the bloc's executive said ahead of a meeting later on Friday of the 27 member states' envoys to decide the matter.

11/26/2021 11:25:00 PM

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EU proposal to restrict outsourcing waste to poor states misses its target

The EU has long been criticised for outsourcing its waste problems, and its new proposal is seen by many as flawed and inadequate.

11/26/2021 10:45:00 PM

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UK says 'significant gap' with EU over N.Ireland, ready to use Article 16

UK says 'significant gap' with EU over N.Ireland, ready to use Article 16

11/26/2021 10:30:00 PM

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Biden admin announces travel ban for South Africa and 7 other countries, citing new variant

The travel restrictions will begin Monday, according to a senior administration official.

11/26/2021 10:15:00 PM

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US to restrict travel from eight African countries due to troubling new COVID-19 variant, 'omicron'

11/26/2021 10:11:00 PM

U.S. To Restrict Travel From 8 Countries In Africa Due To New COVID Variant

The omicron strain circulating around South Africa has been flagged as a variant of concern.

11/26/2021 10:10:00 PM

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New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans | AP News

BREAKING: The United States will ban travel from South Africa and seven other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to a new COVID-19 variant. The European Union and several other countries are also instituting travel restrictions.

11/26/2021 10:10:00 PM

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U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid new Covid variant

BREAKING: U.S. to restrict travel to South Africa and 7 other nations as WHO declares new Covid strain a 'variant of concern.'

11/26/2021 10:06:00 PM

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Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

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11/26/2021 10:03:00 PM

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'Hoodwinked' before Christmas, EU nations seek to slow virus | AP News

Nations across Europe are taking new measures in an attempt to keep a COVID-19 spike from spiraling out of control, hoping that action now will safeguard the joys of Christmas next month.

11/26/2021 9:47:00 PM

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Dow sinks more than 900 points on concerns over South Africa COVID-19 variant

LATEST: Dow sinks more than 900 points on concerns over South Africa COVID-19 variant.

11/26/2021 9:32:00 PM

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Explainer: What we know about the new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

Explainer: What we know about the new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

11/26/2021 9:25:00 PM

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New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans | AP News

BREAKING: An advisory panel of the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa as a highly transmissible virus of concern and named it “omicron” under its Greek-letter system.

11/26/2021 9:21:00 PM

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New COVID-19 variant triggers global alarm as WHO urges caution

Dr. Ben Cowling of the University of Hong Kong said the new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa is likely already in international circulation and it may be too late to tighten travel curbs

11/26/2021 7:20:00 PM

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New Covid variant triggers sudden global alarm and travel bans

New Covid-19 variant discovered in southern Africa triggers sudden global alarm and travel bans.

11/26/2021 6:18:00 PM

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Major cryptocurrencies tumble amid concern about new COVID variant

Cryptocurrencies caught up in early Friday selloff of riskier assets

11/26/2021 4:16:00 PM

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WHO meets amid global alarm over new COVID-19 variant found in southern Africa

WHO meets amid global alarm over new Covid-19 variant found in southern Africa

11/26/2021 4:05:00 PM

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Hit BBC Gameshow Format ‘This is MY House’ Returns for Season 2 – Global Bulletin

Hit BBC Gameshow Format ‘This is MY House’ Returns for Season 2 – Global Bulletin

11/26/2021 3:35:00 PM

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Explainer: What we know about the COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

Explainer: What we know about the COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

11/26/2021 3:10:00 PM

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COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries

COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries

11/26/2021 3:05:00 PM

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US futures and oil plunge as new Covid variant fears slam global markets

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11/26/2021 2:15:00 PM

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New Covid variant roils global markets with oil sinking 5%

New Covid variant roils global markets with oil sinking 5%

11/26/2021 1:04:00 PM

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