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WHO warns Omicron variant poses ‘very high’ global risk

The heavily-mutated Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally and poses a very high risk of infection surges that…

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Coronavirus variants: Here’s what we know

Its emergence has already led to travel restrictions, high-level government meetings and promises by vaccine makers to start working on…

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US health officials urge more vaccinations as they work to answer 3 key questions about the new Omicron variant

Experts are now racing to determine whether Omicron’s mutations make it more transmissible, more severe and potentially more resistant to…

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Bangladesh doctors fear for opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s life

Doctors treating the ex-PM say they fear for her life if she was not allowed to fly abroad for medical…

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Philippines starts three-day, nine million person COVID jab drive

Officials say the emergence of the Omicron variant has underlined the need for vaccination against the coronavirus. The Philippines has…

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Japan to bar all foreign visitors over Omicron variant

Prime minister says the new rule, which goes beyond initial restrictions on arrivals from southern Africa, will take effect on…

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Blood test offers new hope for people with depression, bipolar

A blood test using RNA markers is offering new hope to people with mood disorders such as depression in what…

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‘Absolute chaos’ in South Africa as flights grounded over Omicron

Johannesburg, South Africa – Disbelief and confusion washed over South Africa as the announcement of the discovery of the Omicron…

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New Omicron cases detected as coronavirus variant spreads

New cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected around the world, with two cases reported in Australia, as…

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The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there’s no need to panic just yet, experts say

“Any time we’ve seen a new variant, it’s already spread around the world. So the fact that Omicron is in…

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