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    WHO: Omicron detected in 89 countries, cases doubling fast

    VIENNA — The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 89 countries, and COVID-19 cases involving the variant are doubling every 1.5 to 3 days in places with community transmission... #omicron Continue reading...
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    The UK's Omicron warning for America

    Coronavirus cases are surging in London — a sign of what may lie ahead for the U.S. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron more likely to reinfect than delta, no milder: study

    The risk of reinfection with the omicron coronavirus variant is more than five times higher, and it has shown no sign of being milder than delta, a study showed, as cases soar across Europe and... #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid-19: Omicron spreading at lightning speed - French PM

    Restrictions are tightening across Europe as countries battle a new wave of Covid-19 infections. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron rewrites the COVID plan for 2022

    As the Omicron variant gains momentum in Europe and the United States, scientists are rewriting their expectations for the COVID-19 pandemic next year. #omicron Continue reading...
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    South African hospitalization rates drop during Omicron surge

    Only 1.7 percent of COVID-19 patients were admitted in the second week of infections during the fourth wave of the pandemic. #southafrican #omicron Continue reading...
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    S.Africa says vaccines, prior infection help mildness of COVID cases

    South Africa's health minister said on Friday that the government believed that vaccines and high levels of prior COVID-19 infection were helping to keep disease milder in a wave driven by the... #omicron #southafrica #safrica #healthminister Continue reading...
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    Dollar pressured, Asia shares slip as global inflation, Omicron fears sap confidence By Reuters

    Dollar pressured, Asia shares slip as global inflation, Omicron fears sap confidence #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron may multiply 70 times faster than delta; new variant dominant in Disney World county: Latest COVID-19 updates

    The omicron variant multiplies 70 times faster in the human bronchial tubes than the initial COVID-19 or the delta variant, according to a new study. #disneyworld #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid: Cases hit new record as booster drive continues

    Omicron could peak fast but subside sooner than past strains, England's chief medical officer says. #omicron #chiefmedicalofficer Continue reading...
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    Biden warns of winter of 'severe illness and death' for unvaccinated due to Omicron

    President Joe Biden on Thursday warned people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are looking at a very bleak and dangerous winter if they do not get their shots soon. #omicron Continue reading...
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    What an Omicron wave could look like in US: hospitals, cases, deaths

    The Omicron variant could be dominant in the US by next year, some experts predict. Holiday gatherings could fuel transmission. #omicron #holidaygatherings Continue reading...
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    US hospitals brace for potential Omicron surge in January

    In many states, healthcare systems are already under strain due to an increase in Delta infections over the Thanksgiving holidays #omicron Continue reading...
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    Canadians told to avoid nonessential international travel as Omicron spreads

    Canada issued a travel advisory to its citizens Wednesday asking that they avoid all nonessential international travel as the Omicron variant spreads around the world. #omicron #canadians Continue reading...
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    Omicron spreads like wildfire in the UK

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    Omicron is spreading faster than any other coronavirus variant

    Covid-19 vaccines helped to prevent tens of thousands of deaths among seniors in the US between January and May of this year. Despite their widespread availability and efficacy, many people are... #omicron #tensofthousands Continue reading...
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    U.S. study suggests COVID-19 vaccines may be ineffective against Omicron without booster

    All three U.S.-authorized COVID-19 vaccines appear to be significantly less protective against the newly-detected Omicron variant of the coronavirus in laboratory testing, but a booster dose... #omicron Continue reading...
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    A terrible tragedy’: US passes 800,000 Covid deaths

    Figure deemed doubly heartbreaking considering the widespread availability of vaccines, as WHO warns Omicron is spreading at unprecedented rate #omicron Continue reading...
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    Study Finds Two Pfizer Vaccine Doses Offer Less Protection Against Omicron Than Against Delta

    The first large real-world study found that while Omicron reduced vaccine effectiveness against infection to 33% from 80% for Delta, its effect on protection against hospitalization was less... #hospitalization #pfizer #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron now makes up almost 3% of U.S. Covid cases, according to the CDC

    A week prior, the variant represented less than 1% of samples analyzed by the CDC. #omicron #cdc Continue reading...
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    Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

    The omicron variant appears to cause less severe disease than previous versions of the coronavirus, and the Pfizer vaccine seems to offer less defense against infection from it but still good... #southafrica #omicron #omicronwave #pfizer #healthinsurer #hospitalization #biontech...
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    Omicron is spreading fast. That's alarming even if it's mild

    The Omicron variant of coronavirus is spreading quickly in several countries where it has hit. Even if it causes only mild disease -- and that's far from certain -- that's alarming. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Britain says Omicron accounts for 40% of London infections

    Britain said on Monday that the Omicron variant of coronavirus was spreading at a "phenomenal rate" and accounted for about 40% of all infections in London so people should get an additional dose... #omicron Continue reading...
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    South African president positive for COVID-19 as Omicron cases skyrocket

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, is receiving medical treatment for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” after he tested positive on Sunday. #southafrican #cyrilramaphosa #omicron Continue reading...
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    UK's Johnson warns of Omicron 'tidal wave', says two doses not enough

    Britain faces a "tidal wave" of the Omicron variant of coronavirus and two vaccine doses will not be enough to contain it, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday, as he accelerated the... #borisjohnson #tidalwave #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid: Boris Johnson sets new booster target over 'Omicron tidal wave'

    The UK is facing an Omicron emergency, says Boris Johnson, as boosters are offered to all over-18s in England. #tidalwave #omicron #borisjohnson #boosters Continue reading...
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    Fauci urges Americans to get Covid booster as US nears 800,000 deaths

    Leading infectious diseases official warns Omicron variant appears to be able to ‘evade’ protection of two initial doses #fauci #omicron Continue reading...
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    Early research shows Omicron's impact on COVID-19 shots

    The first lab findings are flying in from scientists around the world. Here's what we know so far on how COVID-19 vaccines are impacted by Omicron. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Most Omicron cases in US have been mild but most were vaccinated, CDC reports

    Most of the 43 people known to have been infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the US had mild symptoms, but most had been vaccinated and 14 of them had already had booster doses,... #omicron #cdc Continue reading...
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    Covid Live Updates: Latest Omicron, Vaccine and Mandate News

    The country has increased its genomic surveillance to try to track Omicron’s spread, but the true number of cases is likely far higher. New York State is making masking mandatory at businesses and... #newyorkstate #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron variant cases found in 25 states. Most are mild, CDC says

    How many cases of omicron variant in the U.S.: CDC says Omicron cases found in at least 25 states and most are mild. #cdc #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron Wave Heads for U.K., but It’s Not Clear How Bad It’ll Be

    Britain could be a bellwether of what other countries will see from the new coronavirus variant. Officials say Omicron could account for most cases within weeks. #bellwether #omicron #omicronwaveheadsforuk Continue reading...
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    Omicron blunts immune response more, say reports

    A slew of laboratory studies suggest that Omicron dramatically blunts the immune system’s response to the coronavirus in those inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine, more than any other variant so... #pfizer #boostershots #omicron Continue reading...
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    Covid-19 Live Updates: Omicron, Vaccines and Boosters News

    A recording showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff joking about lockdown restrictions last year has rocked his government. An early study shows the Pfizer vaccine gives some protection... #boostersnewsa #pfizer #omicron #borisjohnson Continue reading...
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    Pfizer shot offers partial protection against Omicron variant, study finds

    #pfizer #omicron Continue reading...
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    Study suggests Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may only partially protect against Omicron

    The Omicron variant of the coronavirus can partially evade the protection from two doses of Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the research head of a laboratory at the Africa... #researchhead #southafrica #omicron #pfizerinc #biontech Continue reading...
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    Pfizer’s vaccine provides some protection against Omicron, a lab study suggests

    A South African study found that Omicron may dull the power of coronavirus vaccines, but hinted that booster shots might help. #pfizer #omicron #southafrican Continue reading...
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    Omicron significantly reduces Covid antibody protection in small study of Pfizer vaccine recipients

    The preprint study has not yet been peer reviewed and it tested 14 plasma samples from 12 vaccinated people, 6 of whom were previously infected. #pfizer #omicron #vaccinerecipients Continue reading...
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    Omicron could be more contagious, less dangerous. That would be 'good news for the human race.'

    Early reports from South Africa seem to show omicron is highly infectious but not "as virulent or as pathogenic as the delta variant" of coronavirus. #southafrica #omicron #humanrace Continue reading...
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    Omicron may raise re-infection risk; booster protection documented

    The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron is prompting new rules for international travel to the U.S. Here's what you need to know

    Starting Monday, inbound travelers to the U.S., including citizens, have to make time and budget for Covid tests closer to their departure date. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron COVID-19 variant found in 12 states as Delta variant cases are rising

    The biggest question is whether current, available vaccines will prevent severe cases spread by the Omicron variant. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Chinese Tourists Aren't Coming Back Any Time Soon

    Even before Omicron’s arrival, China was discouraging its citizens from traveling abroad. That has had a huge impact on global tourism. #tourists #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron COVID-19 variant found in 11 states as Delta variant cases are rising

    The biggest question is whether current, available vaccines will prevent severe cases spread by the Omicron variant. #omicron Continue reading...
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    Christmas Party in Norway Turned Into an Omicron 'Super Spreader Event'

    The outbreak at a Christmas party in Oslo, Norway, is the biggest outside of South Africa, where researchers first detected the new Omicron variant. #christmasparty #superspreaderevent #southafrica #oslo #omicron Continue reading...
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    South Africa Covid-19 cases have nearly quadrupled since Tuesday, with Omicron fueling the surge

    South Africa's Covid-19 cases have nearly quadrupled in the last four days, underscoring concerns around how contagious the new coronavirus Omicron variant might be as the country enters its... #southafrica #southafricacovid #omicron Continue reading...
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    Omicron could become the dominant variant, but Delta is a problem now, CDC Director says

    With the Omicron variant showing up in more states, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Friday that her agency is working hard to understand what threat it poses, but... #rochellewalensky #sanjaygupta #cdc #omicron Continue reading...
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    What we know about Omicron so far, according to an infectious disease specialist

    Researchers around the world are racing to fully understand the threat that Omicron poses. Compared with previous variants, does it spread more easily, cause more severe cases and have the... #omicron Continue reading...
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    Vaccination, not travel curbs, key to battling Omicron, WHO says

    The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Friday urged people not to panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would be... #chiefscientist #worldhealthorganization #omicron Continue reading...

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