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Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron
The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new...
US bids farewell to Trump hotel that offered luxury and access
Trump International Hotel in Washington to become a Waldorf Astoria in the New Year, ending six years of ownership by Donald Trump.
Lowering Queen Elizabeth's Flag, Barbados Becomes World's Newest Republic
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, will attend the "Pride of Nationhood" ceremony, which is set to include military parades, a mounted guard of honor, gun salutes, dances and fireworks.
Crypto named Omicron spikes and outperforms Bitcoin amid variant fears
The token came into existence in November and appears to have risen for no other reason than the newly-named COVID strain.
COVID-19, UK: Not our job to enforce mask rules, retailers tell government
Industry bodies fear staff could be placed in harm's way if asked to police renewed rules on face covering and say enforcement should remain the job of the authorities.
Why France's Caribbean islands are a prostate cancer hotspot
Banana farmers in Guadeloupe and Martinique were poisoned by a banned chemical. Now they could be compensated by French authorities
Omicron: How do you detect it?
The first cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have now been detected in the UK, after it was highlighted by scientists in South Africa as a potentially worrying new strain.
Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant
US President Joe Biden said the virus variant Omicron, first detected in South Africa but already appearing in multiple countries, "is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic."
Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
US Dictionary Merriam-Webster Declares 'Vaccine' As Word Of The Year
"The word vaccine was about much more than medicine in 2021," the dictionary -- which based its decision on surging interest in the term's definition -- said in a post on its website.
Highly Transmissible 'Omicron' Covid Variant Requires 'Urgent Action': G7
"The global community is faced with the threat of a new, at a first evaluation, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, which requires urgent action," the health ministers said in a statement following an emergency meeting.
Pfizer Already Working On Covid Vaccine Targeting 'Omicron': CEO
The current vaccine is "very effective" against Delta, the executive said, adding that the companies expect to be able to produce four billion vaccine doses in 2022.
Developing New Version Of Sputnik Vaccine Adapted To 'Omicron': Russia
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which supported the vaccine's development by the state-run Gamaleya Center, said that the centre "has already begun developing the new version of Sputnik vaccine adapted to Omicron."
WHO: Omicron poses 'very high' global risk, countries must prepare
The Omicron variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk where Covid-19 surges could have "severe consequences" in some areas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
France mulls some autonomy for Caribbean territories amid COVID riots
The recent tensions in Guadeloupe and Martinique started because of France's obligatory vaccinations for health care workers, and nationwide health pass to get into restaurants and other venues.
Swiss get to choose whether to keep vaccine passports in place
Despite months of protests, Swiss citizens have overwhelmingly voted to keep the country’s system of Covid vaccination certificates in place. The deal was sweetened for voters by the promise of financial assistance.
Morocco suspends air traffic due to Omicron
Morocco has announced the suspension of all “direct” passenger flights due to the new coronavirus variant, Omicron. The measure comes into effect Monday and will be in place for at least two weeks.
Keep borders open despite Covid variants, WHO pleads
The World Health Organization has encouraged countries to keep their borders open, despite fears about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as South Africa denounces global travel restrictions that it has called “unjustified.”
Can 'Omicron' Covid Variant Be Detected Using PCR Testing? WHO Says...
Omicron Covid Variant: The WHO has said studies into various aspects of the new variant would take several weeks to reach conclusions.
Some Scientists Worry The Africa Travel Restrictions Will Discourage Other Nations From Reporting New COVID Variants
"What is the incentive for the next country that identifies the next important variant if their reward is what President Biden did to South Africa?"
Biden administration expected to restart 'Remain in Mexico' policy next week
The Biden administration is expected to restart the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" border policy next week, according to a senior administration official.
First Image Of 'Omicron' Covid Variant Shows Many More Mutations Than Delta
The new Covid variant Omicron has many more mutations than the Delta variant, according to a first "image" of this new variant initially detected in South Africa, produced and published by the prestigious Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome.
We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant
Here’s everything we do.
On 'Omicron' Variant, UK Calls Urgent Meeting Of G7 Health Ministers
Omicron Covid Variant: Britain is one of several countries to have announced cases of the new variant.
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