Omicron live updates: Variant found in 6 people in Nebraska, 1 person traveled to Africa

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans.

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Moderna president tells MarthaRaddatz what we know about the omicron variant, saying, 'There is a scenario that the current vaccines wouldn't be, by themselves, sufficient...but that doesn't mean that they wouldn't work at all.'

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans.

LinkShare to TwitterEmail this articleOver 97% of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees are vaccinated, according to data released Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services.Additionally, 99% of the agency's employees are"in compliance," meaning they have either initiated vaccination or have submitted a request for a medical or religious exemption.

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In other HHS divisions, 96% of Food and Drug Administration employees are vaccinated and 99% are in compliance. At the National Institutes of Health, 97% are vaccinated and 99% are in compliance.The data release comes as some Republican senators have pushed CDC Director Rochelle Walensky for vaccination rates at her own agency as she

Biden's federal workers vaccine mandate, which is being challenged in federal court.-ABC News' Cheyenne Haslett1st monoclonal antibody treatment for young kids, newborns authorized by FDALinkShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe FDA has expanded its emergency authorization for Eli Lilly's monoclonal treatment for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 to children under 12, including newborns, who have tested positive and are at risk for getting severely ill. This expansion also includes preventative use in young kids who may have been exposed and who are at high risk of getting severely ill. headtopics.com

This is the first time a monoclonal treatment has been authorized for children under 12.-ABC News' Sasha Pezenik3 omicron cases detected in MarylandLinkShare to TwitterEmail this articleThree cases of the omicron variant have been detected in Maryland, all among Baltimore area residents, Gov. Larry Hogan said.

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One of these people, who is vaccinated, recently traveled to South Africa. The second case is someone in their household who is not vaccinated, Hogan said.The third case is unrelated; this person, who is vaccinated, has no recent travel, Hogan said.

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MarthaRaddatz I’m vaccinated but honestly no one really knows anything. The vaccines aren’t stopping the spread and people are still being hospitalized and dying after being vaccinated MarthaRaddatz I trust big pharma 🤡 MarthaRaddatz yeah just get yet another booster to help them make billions more! Keep the panic going..Fear=profits to these monsters

MarthaRaddatz WE NEED TO WAIT FOR THE DATA!!! UNTIL THEN, EVERYTHING SAID IS SPECULATIVE. MarthaRaddatz $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ MarthaRaddatz No more Caribbean vacations! 😫😫😫😫😫😫 MarthaRaddatz MarthaRaddatz Whyyy are they sending their corporate management types out there to die on camera like that You pay tens of thousands for spokespersons trained to speak to the press.

MarthaRaddatz This is double speak for “keep getting every booster we tell you to” MarthaRaddatz In short he means 'Just take the jab and ask no more dumb fxxk.' MarthaRaddatz Moderna pres suggesting that we take the regular Covid-19 vaccines & boosters and take an Omicron booster when available. Why,?

Biden administration sending 9 million Covid vaccine doses to AfricaThe announcement comes as the omicron variant, first detected in South Africa, spreads around the world. These are biotech mRnA injections falsely sold as safe vaccines.1000s of deaths has happened & is a regular thing after having the biotech mRnA jab also healthy people have developed long term health problems. This Government needs investigating for not halting this experiment. $ADMP Wrote this up for anyone on Twitter wanting the truth about Covid-19 and how big pharma is financially invested in keeping this going while small pharma has already cured it: USAleading Bravo! This is true face of American, honoring American values of generosity, sharing with nations who can't afford vaccines, aiming to make whole world healthy. May anti-vaxxers in US get vaccinated farzana’s interview

MarthaRaddatz The vaccine works, you need to take another shot of the first vaccine because the vaccine you took didn't work MarthaRaddatz This is never-ending. MarthaRaddatz MarthaRaddatz $$$$$$$$$$$ MarthaRaddatz Money in the bank

COVID-19 live updates: Minnesotan with omicron variant traveled to New York CityPres. Biden announced his plan to fight COVID-19 this winter, including expanding booster access, expanding vaccine access for kids, offering free at-home rapid tests, extending the mass mandate for public transit and testing international travelers.

U.N. chief blasts ‘travel apartheid’ as omicron response faces fresh scrutinyTravel bans over the new omicron variant of Covid-19 amounted to 'travel apartheid' U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, adding to criticism from the WHO.

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South Africa Reports Jump in Cases, U.S. Detects More Omicron VariantSouth Africa reported another major increase in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with more than 11,500 daily cases and a 22% test positivity rate. Still lower than the UK