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New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant

1 month ago   |   By BBC

Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.
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Omicron COVID variant cases reported in UK put nation on alert

1 month ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

Amid fears that the recently identified new variant has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines, there are growing concerns that the pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions will persist for far longer than hoped.
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UK announces new restrictions to combat new COVID variant

1 month ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

The UK government on Saturday said that it was planning new measures to combat the Omicron COVID-19 variant, including mandatory PCR tests for all arriving international travelers and ramping up the use of face masks.
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Countries Need to be Vigilant About Omicron COVID Variant: WHO

Countries Need to be Vigilant About Omicron COVID Variant: WHO

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Countries in the South-East Asia region need to scale up surveillance, strengthen public health and social measures, and enhance vaccination coverage as a new variant of COVID has emerged, urged WHO.
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UK plans new measures to combat the omicron COVID variant, including PCR tests for travelers and ramping up mask-wearing

1 month ago   |   By ABC News


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Covid: New Omicron variant not a disaster, says Sage scientist

1 month ago   |   By BBC

Prof Calum Semple says some scientists are "hugely overstating" the fears around the Omicron variant.
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Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of...

Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of coronavirus

The January 24 episode of Free4eva Media discusses how citizens are pushing back against vaccine mandates as data does not add up: The Wuhan coronavirus is still spreading, and... Read more ...

WHO: Omicron variant could spell end of pandemic in Europe

WHO: Omicron variant could spell end of pandemic in Europe

The World Health Organization said the B11529 omicron variant could spell the end of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic in Europe. However, it warned against complacency as other... Read more ...

Mayo Clinic Expert predicts COVID-19 will be around until NEXT CENTURY 

Mayo Clinic Expert predicts COVID-19 will be around until NEXT CENTURY 

Dr Gregory Poland, of the Mayo Clinic, warned Tuesday that Covid could be around for so long that generations down the line, people will still need to receive regular vaccines... Read more ...

‘Reassuring': Researchers find no link between COVID-19 vaccination and IVF...

‘Reassuring': Researchers find no link between COVID-19 vaccination and IVF outcomes

Researchers found no associations between the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines and adverse effects on stimulation or early pregnancy outcomes with IVF, according to a... Read more ...

'Boris Johnson was ambushed with a cake' during alleged lockdown party says...

'Boris Johnson was ambushed with a cake' during alleged lockdown party says Tory MP

'Well he, as far as I can see, he was in a sense ambushed with a cake' Read more ...

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

It may seem obvious, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened mental health issues that have affected kids socially and developmentally. Read more ...

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

It's worth watching BA.2, the World Health Organization says. The subvariant has been identified across at least 40 countries, including three cases reported in Houston and... Read more ...

Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron has taxed the country's health care system, causing more COVID-19 cases, ED visits and hospitalizations than any other variant during the pandemic, according to newly... Read more ...

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 14 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis - which can feel 'like a nail going right through their heel' - finding belly fat could... Read more ...

Covid deaths are lower during the Omicron wave than the Delta wave despite a...

Covid deaths are lower during the Omicron wave than the Delta wave despite a 400% increase in cases

The CDC revealed data Tuesday showing that the Omicron variant caused less deaths at its peak than the Delta and last Winter's waves did despite significantly higher case totals. Read more ...