S Korea reports 5,352 Covid-19 cases, 70 deaths. Other Covid19 updates: 🇦🇺 Australia Omicron variant spreads, testing reopening plans 🇯🇵 Japan PM Kishida likely to cancel US visit due to Omicron 🇨🇦 Canada urges boosters for people 18 and over More here:
Covid-19 has infected more than 265M people and killed over 5.2M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Saturday, December 4, 2021Australia Omicron variant spreads, testing reopening plansThe Omicron coronavirus variant spread in Australia, testing plans to reopen the economy as a cluster in Sydney grew to 13 cases and an infection was suspected in the state of Queensland.
Federal authorities are sticking with a plan to reopen the economy on the hope that the new variant proves to be milder than previous strains, but some state and territory governments have moved to tighten their domestic border controls.Australia reported its first community transmission of Omicron on Friday at a school in Sydney. Authorities are investigating the source.
S Korea reports record-high Covid-19 cases, deathsSouth Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new Covid-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. headtopics.com
The government on Friday announced that people visiting restaurants, cinemas and other public spaces will have to show vaccine passes. It is also reducing the limit on private gatherings to six people in the greater Seoul area, from 10 currently, and to eight from 12 for those residing outside of the capital, starting next Monday.
The hospitalisation rate was rising rapidly, led by severe cases of Covid-19, with the number of serious and critical patients at 752 as of Friday, KDCA said.Japan PM Kishida likely to cancel US visit due to OmicronJapanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is likely to cancel a planned trip to the United States for talks with President Joe Biden this month due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, public broadcaster NHK said.
Kishida and Biden met in Glasgow last month on the sidelines of the United Nations climate summit, agreeing to meet formally by the end of the year to discuss issues of mutual concern, such as China, Japanese media reported at the time.But given the rapid spread of the new coronavirus variant as well as the U.S. political situation, Kishida is considering rescheduling the meeting after the new year, NHK said, without citing sources for its information.
Covid booster urged for people 18 and over in CanadaA Canadian government immunisation advisory committee urged Covid-19 booster shots for people 18 and older who are at greater risk of infection, while also strongly recommending those 50 years-plus to get the third jab. headtopics.com
The updated guidance comes after two provinces - Ontario and Alberta, with half the population of Canada - this week said they would start offering third jabs to people 50 and 60 years and over, respectively, and planned to further expand eligibility in the new year, amid concerns over the Omicron variant.
Eleven cases of the Omicron variant have so far been recorded in Canada, linked to travel abroad, public health officials said."Decreasing protection against infection could contribute to increased transmission, since infected individuals may be a source of infection for others," the National Advisory Committee on Immunization said in a report.Read more: TRT World »
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Lab tests under way to find vaccine efficacy against Omicron. Other Covid19 updates: 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 18 passengers from South Africa had Omicron 🇮🇳 India detects third case of new variant 🇷🇺 Russia reports over 1,200 deaths For more:
COVID-19 Cases Surge In South Africa As Omicron Variant SpreadsNew coronavirus cases in South Africa have increased from about 200 a day in mid-November to more than 16,000 on Friday. Coming soon to your neighborhood. Are your health officials prepared, or in denial? IHonorADA Otherly Abled persons need access to healthcare! Today is an important day & imperative 4 Otherly Abled persons have equal say in our futures with equitable access, equality & inclusion at every level of global society. All in! IHonorADA Enddisabilitydiscrimination How serious are the illness related to the Omicron strain; what are the death rate?
Europe surpasses 75 million COVID-19 cases amid spread of OmicronEurope crossed 75 million coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region braces for the new Omicron variant at a time when hospitals in some countries are already strained by the current surge. Over 15 countries in Europe have reported confirmed cases of the new variant that has rattled financial markets. The European Union's public health agency said on Thursday that the Omicron variant could be responsible for more than half of all COVID-19 infections in Europe within a few months.
COVID-19 cases on the rise again, but it’s still delta, not omicron, driving the surgeEven as more and more states report their first cases of the omicron variant, it’s still the super contagious delta variant that’s driving nearly all new COVID- Fake news Going through the Greek alphabet huh Yet most folks shrug it off or have no symptoms or very minor
Glaxo’s Covid-19 Antibody Drug Found to Be Effective Against OmicronThe antibody treatment was effective against the variant in early laboratory studies, setting it apart from similar therapies that appear to work less well against the highly mutated strain. US Gov. NIH website 2011: 'IVERMECTIN ... immeasurable beneficial impact in improving the lives of BILLIONS of PEOPLE - being used FREE of charge ... 'wonder drug'' Can we have NEW *EUA* drugs - to ultimately market ... if there's an existing treatment? Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Billy has his fingers in the pie everywere.
Did a collision of COVID-19 and HIV forge the Omicron variant?The Omicron variant was probably incubated in a person with poorly controlled HIV who struggled to clear a coronavirus infection. Sewage You can’t be serious…
Scientists Studying Omicron in South Africa See Rise in Covid-19 ReinfectionsScientists in South Africa tracking the spread of Omicron say they are seeing a rise in coronavirus reinfections in people who had recovered from Covid-19 , suggesting previous infection provides reduced protection against the new variant The anti science club won't believe you anyway :( Didn’t that also—sorry—reducing some side of your sense(s) and intelligence? Why the Hindu has stopped PRINTING CARTOONS in the newspaper