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    These cities won't enforce an L.A. County mask mandate

    Pasadena, Long Beach and Beverly Hills have come out against a mask mandate in the wake of a spike of COVID cases fueled by Omicron subvariants. #lacounty #longbeach #subvariants #pasadena #spike #omicron #beverlyhills Continue reading...
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    The 'worst variant' is here

    Omicron offshoot BA.5 is now dominating US infections, proving the pandemic is far from over. #omicron #offshoot Continue reading...
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    Shanghai surprise: How I survived 70 days' confinement in the world's strictest Covid lockdown

    In Hong Kong, Omicron was running amok, but in Shanghai cases were still in the single digits and with China's iron-fisted approach to infections it seemed reasonable to think things would stay... #lockdown #omicron #hongkong Continue reading...
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    BA.5 Omicron Is Winning The Covid Variant Battle In The U.S., Especially In The Southwest

    The BA.5 Omicron variant, first identified in South Africa on February 26, now seems to have an edge in the competition for dominance across the United States. Three Covid variants are currently on… #southafrica #omicron #covidvariantbattle Continue reading...
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    First California County reinstates COVID mask mandate

    Alameda County has reinstated an indoor masking rule, the first time a California county has issued a mask mandate since the winter Omicron surge faded. #omicron #alamedacounty #californiacounty Continue reading...
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    BA.2.12.1 poised to become dominant in US, raising concern for future vaccines

    Omicron subvariants are evading vaccines and infection-derived protections. #omicronsubvariants #ba2121 #subvariants #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid-19 Live Updates: China, Omicron and Vaccine News

    Pfizer and BioNTech said they would soon ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of booster doses for that age group. Some residents in Beijing are stockpiling supplies... #omicron #foodshortages #agegroup #lockdown #biontech #vaccinenewspfizer Continue reading...
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    Eric Adams, N.Y.C.’s Mayor, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Mr. Adams has been focused on reopening the city after cases rose during the Omicron surge over the winter. #ericadams #omicron Continue reading...
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    2022 Grammy Awards Winners: Updating List

    Follow our live coverage of the 2022 Grammy Awards . The 64th annual Grammy Awards are back Sunday night after being delayed by the Omicron variant. The show is being held in... #lasvegas #omicron #trevornoah #mgmgrandgardenarena Continue reading...
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    FDA green lights 2nd booster of Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots for older Americans

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 booster dose of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines for people age 50 and older, citing data showing waning immunity and the... #omicron #pfizer #healthofficials Continue reading...
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    A third of U.S. COVID now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

    About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according to government data on Tuesday that also showed overall... #omicronsubvariant #omicron Continue reading...
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    Overwhelmed by Omicron, Hong Kong Runs Out of Space for Its Dead

    People are dying from Covid-19 in Hong Kong at a rate that surpasses most of the world’s worst pandemic peaks, with almost 300 deaths a day exceeding the city’s ability to cope. #hongkong #omicron Continue reading...
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    Overwhelmed by Omicron, Hong Kong Runs Out of Space for Its Dead

    People are dying from Covid-19 in Hong Kong at a rate that surpasses most of the world’s worst pandemic peaks, with almost 300 deaths a day exceeding the city’s ability to cope. #hongkong #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid Live Updates: Testing, Mask Mandate, and Omicron News

    Some countries in East and Southeast Asia are enduring their worst waves of the pandemic even as an intense Omicron wave ebbs in much of the world. #omicron #southeastasia #omicronnews Continue reading...
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    Shades of the early pandemic as Omicron tests Hong Kong

    As hospitals struggle with surge of patients, experts wonder whether Zero COVID policy contributed to city’s problems. #omicron #hongkong Continue reading...
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    As Omicron Surged, Covid-19 Spread Through Patients in Hospitals

    A record number of people in hospitals in January had coronavirus infections they caught while there, The Wall Street Journal found in an analysis of government data. #omicron #thewallstreetjournal Continue reading...
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    Omicron Reveals Hong Kong's Covid Dilemma

    An Omicron surge has exposed the weaknesses of a system that was once a world leader in containing the coronavirus. #omicron #omicronrevealshongkong #worldleader Continue reading...
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    Xi tells Hong Kong to control Omicron-fuelled outbreak

    Directive in territory’s Chinese language media comes with authorities expected to report record number of daily cases. #omicron #hongkong Continue reading...
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    U.S. Covid Death Toll Surpasses 900,000 as Omicron’s Spread Slows

    New case reports are waning, but deaths have yet to peak, and Americans are wondering what long-term coexistence with the coronavirus might look like. #spreadslowsnew #omicron #casereports Continue reading...
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    US Added Omicron-Bucking 467000 to Payrolls in January

    The figure was much higher than estimates, despite the pandemic disruption. #disruption #omicron Continue reading...
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    Why Southern California hit harder by Omicron than Bay Area

    This is the latest coronavirus wave where, compared to Southern California, the Bay Area has fared relatively better, and local officials this time credit high rates of vaccination and booster shots. #coronaviruswave #bayarea #southerncalifornia #bayareathis #omicron Continue reading...
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    Latest Covid, Omicron and Vaccine News: Live Updates

    A few state leaders said Sunday that while more variants and another surge are still possible, Omicron has brought the country closer to the endemic stage of the virus. #stateleaders #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid predictions? These experts are done with them

    Omicron was unexpected, but with the delta variant also still circulating, scientists say it’s too soon to know for sure where the pandemic is headed. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Sundance Film Festival Awards: ‘Novalny’, ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Among Top Winners; ‘The Nanny’ And ‘The Exiles’ Take Grand Jury Prizes

    The Sundance Film Festival revealed award winners for its 2022 edition Friday. Like the rest of this year’s festival, which was forced to go all-virtual because of the recent Omicron surge, t… #omicron #awardwinners #thenanny Continue reading...
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    Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended

    With spotty immunity in the population and a churn of new variants, the coronavirus is likely to become a persistent but hopefully manageable threat. #omicron Continue reading...
  26. VUBot

    Omicron’s wave is at least 386% taller than delta’s

    Omicron wave's hospital admissions are 76% higher than delta's, CDC reports. #omicron #cdc Continue reading...
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    CDC graph shows difference between Omicron and previous COVID surges

    Omicron caused comparatively fewer deaths than other pandemic peaks, but hospitalizations hit a record-high — straining the healthcare system. #hospitalizations #omicron #cdc Continue reading...
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    The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

    Pfizer and BioNTech announced they have begun a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Follow here for the latest news updates. #biontech #omicron #pfizer Continue reading...
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    Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Framework to Extend Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, Protecting Workers and Supporting...

    SACRAMENTO – Amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today… #gavinnewsom #anthonyrendon #omicron #tonigatkins Continue reading...
  30. VUBot

    The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

    Pfizer and BioNTech announced they have begun a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Follow here for the latest news updates. #omicron #biontech #pfizer Continue reading...
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    US to begin distributing 400m free N95 masks to pharmacies and health centers

    Biden administration’s latest effort to combat surge in cases caused by Omicron variant #healthcenters #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling prime minister's wedding plans - POLITICO

    Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling prime minister’s wedding plans Jacinda Ardern was to have been married next weekend. WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda... #primeminister #omicron #newzealand #jacindaardern #politico Continue reading...
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    Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM's wedding plans

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the... #newzealand #jacindaardern #omicron Continue reading...
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    As Omicron plateaus, officials recommend avoiding gatherings

    Even as the winter Omicron surge flattens, Los Angeles County health officials are urging the public to continue avoiding nonessential gatherings. #gatherings #losangelescounty #omicron #healthofficials Continue reading...
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    Covid-19, Omicron Variant and Vaccine News: Live Updates

    The extra doses were most effective against infection and death among those 50 and older, the agency reported. Local transmission on remote Pacific islands shows that virtually no place on Earth... #omicron #omicronvariant Continue reading...
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    Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains

    As the CDC issues new mask guidance and the Biden Administration launches an effort to send out 400 million free N95 masks, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen guides us through the safest... #leanawen #cdc #omicron Continue reading...
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    The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

    Biden admitted US could do more on testing. Germany continues to see record numbers as Omicron sweeps the world. Follow here for the latest news updates. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Growing signs Omicron is leveling off in California

    While California continues to see disturbing rises in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, there are some early signs the Omicron wave is slowing. #omicron Continue reading...
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    England is about to drop virtually all anti-COVID restrictions

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson says thanks to booster shots and people following the rules, the Omicron wave "has now peaked" in the U.K., so the rules are being lifted. #omicron #borisjohnson #anticovid Continue reading...
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    Undeterred by Omicron, Tourists Seek Sun in a Welcoming Spain

    For decades, Spain has been a prime destination for European snowbirds. Even as the Omicron variant spreads, the country is keeping its doors wide open to visitors. #touristsseeksun #omicron #snowbirds Continue reading...
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    How Omicron ruined new mayors' honeymoons - POLITICO

    The Omicron surge didn’t just upend mayors’ inaugural fetes. It’s overtaken their first days and weeks in office, jeopardizing their approval ratings before they get a chance to push their agendas. #theomicron #omicron #mayors #politico Continue reading...
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    Biden plans giveaway of 400M masks as Omicron surges

    The federal government has 737 million N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile sourced from 12 domestic manufacturers. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Japan set to widen COVID-19 curbs as Omicron drives record infections

    Japan was poised on Wednesday to widen COVID-19 curbs to the capital, Tokyo, and a dozen regions covering half the population, as the Omicron variant of coronavirus drives record new infections. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid Latest News: Case Counts, Vaccine and Testing News

    Each U.S. household is entitled to four free test kits, which will usually be shipped in 7 to 12 days, the federal site says. Two top aides to Pope Francis test positive for coronavirus. Cruise... #popefrancis #omicron #testingnews Continue reading...
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    China urges caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case

    China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant found in Beijing... #masks #omicron Continue reading...
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    Fourth COVID vaccine still doesn't stop Omicron, new Israeli study shows

    The study raised questions about Israel’s decision to be the first in the world to offer a second booster shot — and fourth overall — to its over-60 population. #omicron #boostershot Continue reading...
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    Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic as Omicron drives up hospital cases

    Australia suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday as a fast-moving Omicron outbreak continued to push up hospitalisation rates to record levels, even as daily infections eased slightly. #omicron #outbreak Continue reading...
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    It's too soon to tell if Omicron's spread will help end Covid-19's pandemic phase, Fauci says, but he's hopeful

    It's still too early to predict -- even pushing three years into the pandemic -- whether the endemic stage of the coronavirus being more manageable is near, Dr. Anthony Fauci said, as Covid-19... #anthonyfauci #omicron Continue reading...
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    Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections

    Early data out of Israel suggests that a fourth dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccine can bring an increase in antibodies -- more than what's been seen after a third... #biontech #pfizer #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe's public hospitals

    STRASBOURG, France — A World Health Organization official warned last week of a “closing window of opportunity” for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed... #worldhealthorganization #strasbourg #omicron Continue reading...

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