Omicron

In Italy, COVID wards filled with unvaccinated elderly people as Omicron swept nation
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In Italy, COVID wards filled with unvaccinated elderly people as Omicron swept nation

MILAN, Jan 28 (Reuters) – As the Omicron variant swept Italy late last year, it was unvaccinated elderly people and…
Egypt prepared for worst scenarios if coronavirus cases rise
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Egypt prepared for worst scenarios if coronavirus cases rise

The Egyptian government is prepared for the worst case scenarios in relation to the high number of infections with coronavirus,…
EXPLAINER: What’s known about ‘stealth’ version of omicron?
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EXPLAINER: What’s known about ‘stealth’ version of omicron?

Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has…
Pfizer, Biontech announce clinical study to produce a vaccine for Omicron
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Pfizer, Biontech announce clinical study to produce a vaccine for Omicron

Pfizer, and Biontech companies announced the start of a clinical study to produce a vaccine against omicron variant in healthy…
Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron
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Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron…
Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity
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Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more…
Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels
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Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas Sunday in Brussels to disperse people protesting…
Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel
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Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel

JERUSALEM, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given to people over 60 in Israel made them…
China lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an, tests 2M in Beijing
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China lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an, tests 2M in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents…
China’s success taming virus could make exit strategy harder
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China’s success taming virus could make exit strategy harder

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The sweeping “zero-tolerance” strategy that China has used to keep COVID-19 case numbers low and its…
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