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 2021-12-08 03:51 

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Uganda registers first 7 cases of omicron, says official...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has its first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a health official confirmed Tuesday....

 2021-12-08 03:50 

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Senegal registers first case of coronavirus omicron variant...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has recorded its first case of the omicron variant, becoming the third West African nation to detect the new coronavirus variant after Nigeria and Ghana....

 2021-12-08 02:02 

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South Korea's daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis....

 2021-12-08 01:27 

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EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-07 13:11 

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Spain approves COVID vaccine for children in 5-11 age group...

MADRID (AP) — Spain's health ministry gave the go-ahead Tuesday for children between ages 5 and 11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks....

 2021-12-07 12:35 

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European drug regulator backs mixing COVID-19 vaccines...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator gave its backing Tuesday to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the coronavirus....

 2021-12-07 11:25 

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Uganda registers first 7 cases of omicron, says official...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has its first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a health official confirmed Tuesday....

 2021-12-07 11:00 

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COVID vaccines more popular ahead of holidays...

Georgia has seen an uptick in first-time vaccinations and boosters, federal data show, as coronavirus infections continue to grow and as officials raise the alarm about the new omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-07 09:15 

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German parliament to debate job-specific vaccine mandate...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to debate a proposed vaccine mandate for hospital and nursing home staff on Tuesday, among other measures meant to help break the country's biggest wave so far of coronavirus infections....

 2021-12-07 05:55 

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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease...

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased....

 2021-12-06 22:45 

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Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-domina...

 2021-12-06 20:50 

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Scientists slam German tabloid's pandemic coverage...

BERLIN (AP) — A group representing Germany's main scientific organizations has accused the country's biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-06 19:41 

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Santa has 'innate immunity' from COVID-19, Fauci tells kids...

No need to fear the Jolly Ol' Elf will bring the coronavirus into your house....

 2021-12-06 14:05 

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Nigeria slams UK's 'discriminatory' travel ban over omicron...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official on Monday criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant as "punitive, indefensible and discriminatory."...

 2021-12-06 13:05 

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WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worl...

 2021-12-06 13:00 

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Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll...

Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages, but a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme t...

 2021-12-06 11:05 

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Russia reports its first cases of omicron COVID-19 variant...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has confirmed the first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant in the country in travelers who returned from South Africa, health authorities said Monday....

 2021-12-06 10:20 

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Scholz taps epidemiologist as new German health minister...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz announced Monday that an epidemiologist who has been a prominent voice of caution in the coronavirus pandemic will be Germany's new health minister, part of a team that includes the first woman to b...

 2021-12-06 07:45 

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Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near...

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shot...

 2021-12-06 06:10 

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Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years...

BANGKOK (AP) — A special court in Myanmar's capital sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official sa...

 2021-12-05 19:56 

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations....

 2021-12-05 19:00 

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Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies....

 2021-12-05 17:35 

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Georgia: Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in state...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public health agency said it has confirmed the first in-state case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-05 13:40 

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Senegal registers first case of coronavirus omicron variant...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has recorded its first case of the omicron variant, becoming the third West African nation to detect the new coronavirus variant after Nigeria and Ghana....

 2021-12-05 13:05 

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Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through central Brussels on Sunday to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases....

 2021-12-05 02:55 

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge...

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight....

 2021-12-04 20:45 

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Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old former Dutch queen, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the royal house announced Saturday....

 2021-12-04 20:15 

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Chile reports first case of omicron variant of coronavirus...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile on Saturday reported its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-04 19:35 

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UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their fligh...

 2021-12-04 18:25 

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge...

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight....

 2021-12-04 18:05 

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Police get complaints over U.K. leader's festive parties...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has raised complaints to police about Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in his office last year in breach of coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-12-04 16:20 

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Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht...

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on Saturday to protest the government's coronavirus lockdown measures....

 2021-12-04 15:20 

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Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year's Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-04 14:30 

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WHAT IS GISAID?...

Founded in 2008 to promote the international sharing of data on influenza infections, the GISAID database is now tracking the evolution of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-04 10:25 

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Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass...

MILAN (AP) — A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone....

 2021-12-04 03:31 

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SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tighten social distancing and border controls....

 2021-12-03 23:40 

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US...

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it c...

 2021-12-03 20:20 

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The AP Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a "rollercoaster of emotions," with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immedi...

 2021-12-03 18:25 

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Israel confirms 7 cases of omicron, 27 others suspected...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Health Ministry said Friday it has confirmed seven cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, stoking fears of a pending surge in infections. Four of the confirmed cases are unvaccinated individuals who had re...

 2021-12-03 16:00 

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More regions of Russia require vaccines for people 60 and up...

MOSCOW (AP) — More regions of Russia have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for residents age 60 and over as the country tries to control coronavirus infections and to keep the omicron variant at bay....

 2021-12-03 15:50 

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Omicron may be driving S Africa's surge; wary world watches...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new vari...

 2021-12-03 15:20 

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Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants....

 2021-12-03 15:20 

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Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants....

 2021-12-03 12:54 

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Ga. health officials say state better prepared for omicron, other variants...

As more cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 are identified in the U.S, there's little doubt this new coronavirus strain will be detected in Georgia any day now....

 2021-12-03 12:50 

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Study: Black, Asian Britons have higher COVID-19 death rates...

LONDON (AP) — Almost two years into the pandemic, Black and other ethnic minority people in Britain are still dying with the coronavirus at higher rates than white residents, likely because of lower vaccination rates, a government-commissioned repor...

 2021-12-03 11:50 

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Slovakia in lockdown records new daily record in infections...

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Coronavirus cases in Slovakia hit a daily record despite the country entering a national lockdown last week, the Health Ministry reported Friday....

 2021-12-03 10:20 

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Germany: 1 in 100 infected with virus, health minister says...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that more than 1% of the population is currently infected with the coronavirus, and he called on citizens to get vaccinated if they haven't done so yet....

 2021-12-03 10:20 

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Germany: 1 in 100 infected with virus, health minister says...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that more than 1% of the population is currently infected with the coronavirus, and he called on citizens to get vaccinated if they haven't done so yet....

 2021-12-03 07:10 

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Asian shares mostly higher after broad rally on Wall Street...

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after a broad rally on Wall Street as investors kept an eye on the spread of the new coronavirus variant and measures governments are taking to restrain it....

 2021-12-03 05:45 

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WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may buy time to deal with the omicron coronavirus variant, but measures put in place and experience gained in dealing...

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