Omicron

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say
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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the US are climbing and…
Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19
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Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19

BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to…
Analysis: With Omicron, global economy spots chance to push past COVID
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Analysis: With Omicron, global economy spots chance to push past COVID

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Governments worldwide are easing quarantine rules, reviewing coronavirus curbs and dialling back pandemic-era emergency support as…
Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19
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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 small animals, including hamsters after…
Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees Omicron waning in a week
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Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees Omicron waning in a week

JERUSALEM, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Israel will continue to offer a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot despite preliminary findings that it…
Beijing shopper’s lone omicron case draws national attention
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Beijing shopper’s lone omicron case draws national attention

BEIJING (AP) — A 26-year-old woman in China’s capital Beijing who contracted the omicron strain of COVID-19 has drawn national…
January, February and March are season for the spread of influenza: minister
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January, February and March are season for the spread of influenza: minister

January, February and March are the season for the spread of influenza, which is being monitored by 23 hospitals in…
Oil climbs on supply worries, limited Omicron impact
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Oil climbs on supply worries, limited Omicron impact

SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday, with Brent futures touching their highest in more than three…
Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe’s public hospitals
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Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe’s public hospitals

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A World Health Organization official warned last week of a “closing window of opportunity” for European…
COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries
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COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization said Sunday that a U.N.-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries…
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