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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say
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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last…
As Omicron fuels surge, US students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes
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As Omicron fuels surge, US students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes

BOSTON/CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday in protests…
Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose
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Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has administered a 4th vaccine dose to more than 500,000 people, the Health Ministry said Friday.…
Clap, don’t chant: China aims for ‘Zero COVID’ Olympics
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Clap, don’t chant: China aims for ‘Zero COVID’ Olympics

Athletes will need to be vaccinated — or face a long quarantine — take tests daily and wear masks when…
Party over? UK PM Johnson faces crunch day in parliament
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Party over? UK PM Johnson faces crunch day in parliament

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight on Wednesday to defend his premiership…
Germany’s COVID-19 cases hit daily record of more than 80,000
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Germany’s COVID-19 cases hit daily record of more than 80,000

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Germany reported 80,430 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the highest recorded in a single day…
Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain
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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the…
China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million
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China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million

BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number…
South African studies suggest Omicron has higher ‘asymptomatic carriage’
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South African studies suggest Omicron has higher ‘asymptomatic carriage’

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a…
China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million
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China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million

BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number…
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