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    National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins said the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus presents a "great reason" for people in the United States to seek a booster shot.  “There's no reason to panic, but it’s a great reason to get boosted,” Collins said Sunday during an appearance on CNN. The World Health Organization over the...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch public health authority confirmed Sunday that 13 people who arrived in the Netherlands on flights from South Africa on Friday have so far tested positive for the new omicron coronavirus variant.The 61 people who tested positive for the virus on Friday after arriving on the last two flights to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport before a...
    SWITZERLAND has banned all Brits from entering the country in a bid to contain a new strain of the coronavirus. Sajid Javid yesterday confirmed two cases of the Omicron Covid variant have been reported in the UK. 2Visitors walk at a Christmas market, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, on the Sechselaeutenplatz square in Zurich, SwitzerlandCredit: Reuters...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. The Health Ministry said in a statement that the country’s coronavirus cabinet had authorized a raft of measures, including red-listing travel to 50 African countries, banning...
    When naming the latest coronavirus variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) skipped the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet that just-so-happens to have the same spelling of a certain tyrannical world leader’s name. On Friday, news broke that scientists and world leaders have grown increasingly concerned about the “Omicron” variant, prompting New York to call a state of emergency and the...
    A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease.The risks of the variant, called omicron, are largely unknown. But the World Health Organization has called it a "variant of concern" and governments around the world are not waiting for scientists to better understand the...
    New York State has declared a state of emergency over the Omicron coronavirus variant, despite the fact that 100 percent of New York’s sampled cases in the last two weeks were the Delta variant of the virus. “We continue to see warning signs of spikes in COVID this winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — President Biden joined other countries in restricting travel from the South Africa region where a new “concerning” coronavirus variant has been detected. The new restrictions take effect on Monday. The World Health Organization says the “omicron” variant, which has been spreading in South Africa, is “a highly transmissible variant of concern.” READ MORE: COVID: Highly Contagious...
    LONDON -- With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain the new omicron variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines.A host of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada Iran, Japan, Thailand and the United States,...
    Prof. Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University; Cathrine Scheepers, University of the Witwatersrand; Jinal Bhiman, National Institute for Communicable Diseases; Marietjie Venter, University of Pretoria, and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa has been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2. This was a valuable tool to understand better how the...
    LONDON (AP) — UK health secretary says that 2 cases of new coronavirus variant omicron identified in Britain, says they are linked. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Dutch health authorities are investigating whether 61 people traveling from South Africa who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday were infected with the new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant known as Omicron.The World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Friday that early evidence suggest the Omicron variant, first identified in South Africa, could pose an increased risk of reinfection...
    The U.S. will restrict travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other countires on Monday after the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) labeled a new coronavirus strain a “variant of concern.” The U.S. will also restrict travel from the following African nations: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. NEW Starting Monday, the Biden administration will restrict travel from...
    President Joe Biden remains silent about the possibility of banning flights from Africa as a new variant of the coronavirus has emerged. The president remains on his extended Thanksgiving vacation on Nantucket island at a $30 million compound with his extended family, having no events on his public schedule. The new variant from Africa is officially called B.1.1.529 and has...
    World Health Organization (W.H.O.) officials will meet Friday to address concerns regarding the latest coronavirus variant on the rise in South Africa. As of now, the variant is named B.1.1.529, but the W.H.O.’s technical working group will discuss whether B.1.1.529 should be assigned a name from the Greek alphabet, according to Fortune. If so, the variant will be most likely be named...
    The Israeli government said all countries in sub-Saharan Africa would be considered "red countries" from which foreigners will not be permitted to travel to Israel. Israelis are likewise prohibited from visiting those countries and anyone returning from them must quarantine themselves. The Israeli military will be used to locate any individuals who traveled to one of the red countries...
    The detection of a new, heavily mutated, and potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant in Botswana and other nations is sending shockwaves worldwide as public health officials rush to understand the strain and its possible impact on the global pandemic response. For vaccine equity campaigners and epidemiologists, the emergence of another highly contagious coronavirus mutation is far from surprising...
    NEW YORK -- Stocks fell sharply Friday as a new highly transmissible coronavirus variant from South Africa seemed to be spreading across the globe, threatening months of progress at getting the pandemic under control.Health officials in Europe moved quickly to propose suspending air travel from southern Africa. Meanwhile cases of the variant were found in Hong Kong, Belgium and Tel...
    Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel called Friday for "severe" travel restrictions to and from South Africa over a new variant of coronavirus coming out of the country, telling "Fox & Friends" he's concerned about its high number of mutations. DR. MARC SIEGEL: The variant is coming out of South Africa. It started in Botswana, and there's very little vaccination...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday it is planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc is battling a massive spike in cases. “The last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems,” said German Health Minister...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Health Ministry says it has detected the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi. The Health Ministry said in a statement Friday that the traveler and two other suspected cases have been placed in isolation. It said all three are vaccinated but that it is currently looking...
    Countries are implementing travel restrictions after what’s believed to be the most mutated coronavirus variant yet appeared in South Africa this week. The variant, currently called B.1.1.529, will likely be named by the World Health Organization (WHO) sometime Friday, the BBC noted. The WHO has warned against making quick decisions based on this emerging variant and this isn’t the first...
    Working oil pumps against a sunset sky.Imaginima | E+ | Getty Images Oil prices tumbled to the lowest level in more than two months Friday as the new Covid-19 strain sparked fears about a demand slowdown just as supply increases. The leg lower came amid a broad sell-off in the market with Dow futures dropping more than 800 points. The...
    Your best bet against COVID remains vaccination + prudent precautions Mitchell S Jackson/Runner’s world: Twelve Minutes and a Life Ahmaud Arbery went out for a jog and was gunned down in the street. How running fails Black America Let me acknowledge that I am one of the rarest of Americans, one otherwise known as a Black Oregonian. As such, I...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Health Ministry says it has detected the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi. The Health Ministry said in a statement Friday that the traveler and two other suspected cases have been placed in isolation. A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Health Ministry says new coronavirus variant detected in traveler who returned from Malawi. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying mutations,...
    DELTA may have mutated itself into self extinction, scientists claim. The Covid variant has sprouted a number of “children” - scientifically called lineages - that share similar characteristics. 1Delta may have mutated so much it has self-destructed, experts sayCredit: Alamy It is the most dominant type of coronavirus globally, first believed to have caused chaos in India in late 2020. ...
    The detection of an unusual—and potentially more contagious—Covid-19 variant is intensifying fears that denying vaccines to large swaths of the world's population could allow the coronavirus to mutate unabated, prolonging the pandemic indefinitely and adding to the staggering global death toll.While the highly infectious Delta strain remains the dominant mutation around the world, the Jerusalem Post reported over the weekend...
    The idea of a once-mild virus might mutate into a deadly pathogen is a staple of science fiction, and a common fear since the dawn of the pandemic. Many of the SARS-CoV-2 virus' relatives, genetically similar viruses like SARS and MERS, have far higher mortality rates compared to the novel coronavirus, which hovers around 2 percent. Though higher than other...
    What is the “delta plus” variant? It’s a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month. Because it isn’t a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, like the other worrisome variants. Scientists are monitoring the delta-related variant — known as AY.4.2. — to...
    COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped by half from the summer peak, as California continues to steadily, if slowly, shake off the worst of the Delta surge. California reached its summer peak in hospitalizations on the last day of August, when 8,353 people with confirmed COVID-19 were in the state’s hospitals. As of Monday, there were 4,467 people hospitalized — a...
    Leadership at the University of Virginia has confirmed a return to mask requirements due to strain on the surrounding health care community caused by the delta variant. Students were informed that anyone attending the university, independent of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask. A letter Thursday from two executive vice presidents, Provost Liz Magill and Chief Operating...
    The worst of California’s months-old coronavirus surge now appears to be in the rearview mirror, but worrisome headlines are cropping up about the presence of a potentially dangerous new strain. Still, officials and experts say the latest variant to enter the public consciousness, dubbed R.1, likely doesn’t present nearly the same threat as previous strains — in part because, despite...
    The mu variant of COVID-19 appears to no longer be spreading in the United States. There have been zero reported new cases of the mu variant in the U.S. over the past seven days, according to data from outbreak.info, which tracks the virus and its variants worldwide. On Monday, Japanese researchers released a study showing that the Pfizer vaccine...
    The Biden administration’s efforts to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations in the face of the highly contagious delta variant are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows, especially as Republicans and business groups push back on new vaccine mandates.  An advisory panel from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday unanimously voted to recommend a third booster dose of the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday failed to dismiss concerns over the potential for a “monster” coronavirus variant emerging, asserting there is “always a risk” of that occurring. When asked about the potential for the situation to devolve “beyond Delta to monster variant” on Tuesday, Fauci did not dismiss the concern. Rather, he used it as a means to promote the Biden...
    Two senior vaccine regulators who are departing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a paper blasting coronavirus booster shots, something discussed and embraced by the Biden administration and federal health officials. The Lancet published the piece, co-authored by Marion Gruber and Philip Krause, which dismisses the immediate need for booster shots for the general population, contending it that it is...
    BEIJING — A second city in southeastern China has seen a jump in COVID-19 cases in a delta variant outbreak that started late last week. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that 59 new cases had been identified in the latest 24-hour period, more than doubling the total to 102. All are in Fujian province on China’s east coast. The...
    What is the mu variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that was first identified in Colombia in January and has since caused isolated outbreaks in South America, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organization last month listed it as a “variant of interest” because of concerns it may make vaccines and treatments less effective, though more evidence...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- As long as there is on-going COVID-19 transmission somewhere in the world, there will be new variants. That's according to infectious disease expert, Dr. Jorge Salinas with Stanford Healthcare."I am very hopeful that going forward, it is going to be less important to know the name of the variant, given that the recommendations continue being...
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned Americans not to travel to Jamaica, Lebanon, or Sri Lanka amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 delta variant cases. The CDC increased travel advisories on Tuesday to "Level 4: Do Not Travel" for those countries, indicating they have "a very high level of COVID-19 in the country." The...
    COVID-19 cases due to the mu variant have worried doctors in cities such as Houston and Los Angeles, even as infectious disease experts maintain the strain will not overtake delta’s virulence and high transmission rate. To date, mu has been detected in Washington, D.C., and every state except for Nebraska. California has recorded the most mu variant samples so...