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 2021-12-07 23:38 

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Wall Street Rallies Second Day in Row as Omicron Fears Fade, Tech Stocks up 3%...

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Wall Street rallied sharply for a second straight day on Tuesday, with high-flying technology stocks rising as much as 3%, as investors' fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus subsided....

 2021-12-07 19:33 

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Global Oil Prices to Average $70 per Barrel in 2022, US Energy Agency EIA Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Global oil prices are expected to average $70 a barrel next year, some $5 below current levels, on higher output from OPEC+ and other production sources and lower consumption from demand weakened by coronavirus variants, the Energy ...

 2021-12-07 19:30 

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Just 3 in 5 US Republicans Trust Doctor Advice, Down 13 Points During Pandemic Poll...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The coronavirus pandemic has eroded faith in doctors among Republicans in the United States, with many seeking second opinions or other sources of medical information, a Gallup poll revealed on Tuesday....

 2021-12-07 17:30 

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US Judge Rules Against Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors...

In September, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order whereby all federal government contractors and subcontractors have to comply with workplace safety guidelines developed by a federal task force requiring them to be fully vaccinated by 8 Decem...

 2021-12-07 11:04 

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Trump Berates 'Corrupt News' Over Allegations He Was COVID-Positive Ahead of 2020 Debate With Biden...

Last Friday, US President Joe Biden insisted that he doesn't have the coronavirus and that his coughing spells during a speech earlier that day were just a cold he picked up from family....

 2021-12-06 16:37 

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Finland's PM Parties at Nightclub Until 4am After Contact With COVID-Positive Official...

Finland has one of the lowest rates of transmission of COVID-19 in Europe. According to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, on Sunday the country recorded 410 new cases. Overall, more than 191,000 people contracted coronavirus since the start of...

 2021-12-06 08:17 

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Argentina Greenlights Sputnik Light Both as COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shot...

The single-dose Sputnik Light is based on the first component of the two-dose Sputnik V, which is the first officially registered vaccine against coronavirus in the world....

 2021-12-06 08:12 

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One Year After Israel-Morocco Normalisation Pact, Trade and Business Still Sluggish...

Although the two nations have signed several security and defence agreements, the further development of economic ties has been bogged down. One reason for this is the coronavirus pandemic, another is Israel's reluctance to invest in the African count...

 2021-12-06 06:55 

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Poll: Most Japanese Back Ban on Visas for Foreigners Amid Omicron Concerns...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - As many as 89% of Japanese residents have backed the government's decision to halt the issuance of business and student visas to foreign nationals since the emergence of the "Omicron" coronavirus variant, a public opinion pol...

 2021-12-06 04:34 

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Two Infants Hospitalised in Brazil After Getting Pfizer Shots by Mistake, Reports Say...

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Two newborns in Brazil were given coronavirus vaccine shots by mistake and had to be hospitalised, the Brazilian media reports....

 2021-12-05 17:44 

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Putin: People Vaccinated With Sputnik V Should Not Be Deprived of Right to Travel...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - People vaccinated with Russia's coronavirus vaccines Sputnik V should not be deprived of the right to travel around the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday....

 2021-12-05 14:36 

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UK Justice Sec Raab 'Not Convinced' of 'Strait-Jacket' Vaccine Mandates...

The Omicron coronavirus variant, now spreading in the UK, is so far known to spread much more rapidly than earlier strains — but also to cause only mild illness. The US and some European countries have already ordered vaccine mandates or selective l...

 2021-12-05 13:18 

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Ex-UK Scientific Advisor: Detection of Omicron Variant Means Pandemic Not Over Yet...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant brought the world back to square one in dealing with the pandemic, the former UK government scientific advisor and director of Wellcome Trust, Jeremy Farrar, said....

 2021-12-04 15:36 

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Giant Christmas Tree Set Up Near Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem...

It is unclear how many visitors will be able to arrive in Bethlehem this year. While Israel reopened earlier this month, foreign visitors are still affected by a travel ban introduced after the Omicron coronavirus strain was discovered....

 2021-12-04 13:43 

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No Coronavirus, No Moon Landing: Survey Shows High Trust in Conspiracy Theories in Italy...

The internet allows people to seek knowledge around the world, but no one said it would be something correct - in fact, the "knowledge" people obtain online often comes from shady sources....

 2021-12-04 06:02 

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'Johnson's Not Above the Law': Labour Asks Police to Probe Alleged No 10 Parties Amid 2020 Lockdown...

Earlier this week, Labour leader Keir Starmer accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "taking the British public for fools" amid UK media reports that Christmas parties were held in Downing Street at the height of the coronavirus lockdown last yea...

 2021-12-03 22:00 

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US States of Maryland, Pennsylvania Confirm First Omicron Variant Cases - Statements...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US states of Maryland and Pennsylvania have confirmed the first cases of the new coronavirus Omicron variant, local authorities said in statements....

 2021-12-03 11:21 

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WHO Has No Data on Deaths Linked to Omicron Variant...

GENEVA (Sputnik) - The World Health Organization so far has no data about deaths linked to the Omicron coronavirus variant, spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Friday....

 2021-12-02 22:09 

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Wall Street Rebounds as Heat Fades on Omicron, Dow Jones Up Almost 2%...

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Wall Street rebounded on Thursday from the week's lows, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index rising almost 2% on the day, after a lack of follow-through news on the coronavirus Omicron variant encouraged investors to push U...

 2021-12-02 18:41 

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Joe Biden Speaks About COVID Situation in US Amid Omicron Variant Threat...

Earlier, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been registered in California....

 2021-12-02 17:16 

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Omicron Variant Could Slow US Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic, Yellen Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Omicron variant could slow US economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a discussion hosted by the news outlet Reuters on Thursday....

 2021-12-02 09:35 

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European Leaders Pay Tribute to Late French Ex-President Valery Giscard d'Estaing...

Giscard d'Estaing passed away in his family home in Loir-et-Cher on 2 December 2020 due to coronavirus complications at the age of 94....

 2021-12-02 08:34 

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COVID Omicron Variant Found in Paris on Person Who Returned From Nigeria, French Health Body Says...

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the international community to avoid "travel apartheid" of African countries over the new Omicron variant of coronavirus....

 2021-12-01 08:59 

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Scientists at Hong Kong University First in Asia to Isolate Omicron Coronavirus Variant...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have become the first in Asia to succeed in isolating the new Omicron coronavirus variant from clinical samples, the university said....

 2021-12-01 06:21 

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Nigeria Finds Omicron in October Sample After Retrospective Sequencing of Previously Confirmed Cases...

Much is still unknown about the Omicron variant, with experts suggesting it could be more transmissible than other strains and even resistant to the existing vaccines against the coronavirus....

 2021-12-01 00:04 

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Pentagon Withholding Pay to National Guardsmen Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memorandum ordering the withholding of pay to members of the National Guard that refuse to get vaccinated for the novel coronavirus disease....

 2021-11-30 21:19 

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'Difficult' to Tell if Omicron Coronavirus Variant More Transmissible Than Delta, Fauci Says...

"Obviously, when you look at the molecular configuration of those particular variants, it suggests strongly that there is increased transmission compared with the original pandemic virus, but it is difficult to infer what the relationship between this...

 2021-11-30 14:03 

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WEF Says Will Continue to Prepare for Annual Meeting in Davos Despite Omicron Concerns...

GENEVA (Sputnik) - The World Economic Forum (WEF) is continuing with the preparations for the annual meeting in Davos in January 2022 despite the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus strain, the WEF press service said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 10:08 

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UAE Greenlights Russia's Sputnik Light COVID-19 Vaccine as Universal Booster Shot, RDIF Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UAE has approved Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light as a universal booster shot for all the vaccines against the coronavirus used in the Arab nation, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 07:49 

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Moderna CEO Thinks COVID-19 Vaccines Will Lose Efficacy Due to Omicron Strain...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The efficacy of coronavirus vaccines will decrease significantly with the emergence of the new Omicron variant, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has said....

 2021-11-30 06:34 

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Japan Supports Postponement of WTO Meeting Due to Omicron Variant...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government supports the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision to reschedule a ministerial meeting due to the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-29 17:03 

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President Joe Biden Delivers Update on US Response to Omicron Coronavirus Variant...

The new strain that emerged in South Africa was dubbed Omicron by the WHO. The organisation believes that the variant may pose a serious threat due to "an unprecedented number of spike mutations"....

 2021-11-29 15:18 

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RDIF: New Sputnik V Version Adapted to Omicron Variant in Development...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new version of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine adapted to the Omicron coronavirus variant is in development, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday....

 2021-11-29 09:25 

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'He Probably Won't Play': Djokovic's Dad Accuses Australian Open of 'Blackmail' Over Vaccine Mandate...

The 20-time Grand Slam champion - Novak Djokovic - is not the only big name in the tennis world who has made his apprehensions about getting vaccinated against the coronavirus public. French Open finalist and Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas also irked his c...

 2021-11-29 02:36 

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Over 2,000 People Protest Against COVID-19 Measures in Prague - Reports...

PRAGUE (Sputnik) - More than 2,000 people took to the streets in the Czech capital on Sunday, protesting against fresh coronavirus restrictions, Czech TV reports....

 2021-11-28 23:58 

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Fauci Tells Biden It Will Take 2 Weeks to Have Full Information on Omicron Strain...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci predicts that it will take about two weeks to get full data on the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the White House informs....

 2021-11-28 19:46 

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WHO: Data Insufficient to Conclude Omicron More Dangerous Than Delta...

GENEVA (Sputnik) - There are not enough data yet to state that the new Omicron coronavirus variant is more dangerous than the Delta one, and existing vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday....

 2021-11-28 18:03 

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President Ramaphosa Delivers Speech on South Africa's COVID Fight Amid Spread of Omicron Strain...

Since the cases of the new coronavirus variant were detected in South Africa on 24 November, the World Health Organisation has dubbed the strain "Omicron" and said some of its mutations are "concerning"....

 2021-11-28 17:12 

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South Africa's Health Minister Unhappy With International Reaction to Omicron Strain...

JOHANNESBURG (Sputnik) - South African Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla told Sputnik on Sunday that he is unhappy with travel restrictions that many nations imposed on his country and its neighbours after the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus strain...

 2021-11-28 14:51 

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The Omicron Strain: What is Known About New COVID-19 'Variant of Concern'...

The newly-discovered coronavirus strain has sparked alarm across the world, with many countries imposing travel bans on the southern African nations where it was first identified — or closing their borders altogether....

 2021-11-28 10:32 

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South Africa Has Fewer Than 100 Omicron Cases...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - South Africa has so far identified fewer than 100 cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Chief of Operations at Western Cape Department of Health Saadiq Kariem told Sputnik....

 2021-11-28 09:06 

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New Social Ad on Domestic Violence Showing 'Bruised Kate Middleton' Causes Stir Online...

Domestic violence has become a more acute issue over the past two years, with the United Nations Population Fund saying it has reached out to 900 million survivors of domestic abuse since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-28 08:20 

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UK May Announce NHS Reshuffle to Tackle Omicron Variant, Sajid Javid Says...

On Friday, the UK banned flights from six southern African nations, including South Africa, over the spread of Omicron, a new strain of the coronavirus that has already been dubbed "a variant of concern" by the World Health Organisation....

 2021-11-27 21:14 

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WHO Says No Need for Panic Over Omicron Coronavirus Strain as Much Remains Unknown...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There are no reasons for panic regarding the new Omicron coronavirus strain, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Russia, Melita Vujnovic, said on Saturday....

 2021-11-27 20:30 

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Memes Flood Twitter After WHO Dubs New Covid Strain Omicron...

While journalists have been speculating as to whether the WHO was trying to avoid a feud with China by skipping the Greek letter Xi in naming the new coronavirus variant, netizens have mocked the name itself, which ironically brings to mind the Omicronian...

 2021-11-27 20:30 

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Omicron Coronavirus Strain May Already Be in US, Going to Spread 'All Over', Fauci Says...

The new coronavirus strain Omicron was detected in South Africa on November 24. WHO considered it a threat following reports that it can be transmitted faster than other strains, also among young people, and could be resistant to vaccines. Omicron cases h...

 2021-11-27 13:11 

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UK May Expand Red Travel List as Labour Wants Gov't 'to Bolster Defences' Due to New COVID Strain...

On Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) described the new coronavirus strain as "a variant of concern", calling the virus Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet....

 2021-11-27 11:38 

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Omicron: Indian Politicians Urge PM Modi to Ban Flights From Affected Countries Amid COVID Scare...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday named the new strain of coronavirus "B.1.1.529", Omicron. The latter has been classified as a "variant of concern", posing a greater risk than the globally dominant Delta variant....

 2021-11-27 10:25 

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South African Medical Association Says Omicron Variant Causes 'Mild Disease'...

JOHANNESBURG (Sputnik) - The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus results in mild disease, without prominent syndromes, Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, told Sputnik on Saturday....

 2021-11-27 05:55 

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Australia Halts Flights From 9 Southern African Countries Over Omicron Strain...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australia is suspending air travel from nine southern African countries for 14 days over the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Saturday....

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