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 2021-12-02 21:14 

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Scientists are combing through coronavirus samples to see how widespread omicron is...

Scientists are scouring coronavirus samples for clues of the omicron variant. The U.S. is in a better position now than it was earlier to find the variant, but some part of the country may struggle....

 2021-12-02 17:00 

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Minnesota confirms an omicron case in a resident who traveled from New York City...

Minnesota health officials say the case was identified in a Hennepin County resident who tested positive days after attending an anime convention in New York City....

 2021-12-02 11:00 

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What you can expect when vaccines become available for kids under 5...

Parents of children under 5 have to wait a little bit longer before COVID vaccines are available. In the meantime pediatricians are still working to increase vaccinations in the 5-11 age group....

 2021-12-02 10:01 

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Sending the right message about the omicron variant is tricky...

Scientists may not know for a couple weeks yet how risky the new coronavirus variant will be to public health. But getting out front now about what is known helps dispel misinformation, they say....

 2021-12-01 19:48 

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The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters...

How did this new strain of the novel coronavirus evolve? Researchers are investigating various possibilities. One leading theory involves ... just one person....

 2021-12-01 18:46 

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A different kind of COVID vaccine is about ready to roll...

Protein subunit vaccines work by injecting people with a tiny portion of a virus. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, that tiny portion is the spike protein that the coronavirus uses to enter cells....

 2021-12-01 18:24 

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The omicron variant has been found in 23 countries...

More should be known about the transmissibility and severity of the new variant in...

 2021-12-01 17:53 

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What the AIDS crisis can teach us about the COVID pandemic response...

This is the second World AIDS Day during the coronavirus pandemic. Public health officials are calling on world leaders to do more to address the inequities at the root of both crises....

 2021-12-01 16:31 

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WHO member states will work on a global agreement to deal with future pandemics...

The coronavirus outbreak exposed flaws in the global health system but also showed a willingness among countries to work together, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, says....

 2021-12-01 12:18 

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Health officials encourage vaccinations as U.S. waits for arrival of omicron...

Concerns about omicron are growing after the head of Moderna expressed doubt about vaccines' effectiveness against the new coronavirus variant. Some scientists are more optimistic, though....

 2021-12-01 10:05 

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Stocks tumble as investors weighed potential effects from omicron variant...

The stock market took a dive on Tuesday, as investors fretted about the new coronavirus variant and the prospect of more long-lasting inflation....

 2021-12-01 10:05 

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Latest coronavirus variant has put oil producing countries in a tough spot...

OPEC delayed a committee meeting to assess the impact of the omicron variant. The group needs to decide whether to hit pause on production increases or keep boosting output....

 2021-11-30 21:36 

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The omicron variant might have originated in someone with a suppressed immune system...

How did the coronavirus end up mutating into the omicron variant? One hypothesis is that it spent months replicating in the body of someone whose immune system was suppressed by uncontrolled HIV....

 2021-11-30 17:42 

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Stock selloff worsens on worries over omicron impact, Powell comments...

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors weighed the potential economic fallout from the new coronavirus variant. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank could end its bond-buying early....

 2021-11-30 10:01 

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Portugal may be the model to follow for how to live safely with the coronavirus...

Portugal, where nearly everyone is vaccinated, is becoming a test case for living with the coronavirus — as a worrying new strain spreads worldwide....

 2021-11-30 05:15 

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Omicron's Arrival Is 'Wake-Up Call' That The Pandemic Is Ongoing...

The coronavirus is still circulating and mutating — case in point, the World Health Organization has designated a new variant of concern, called omicron. The variant appears to have some characteristics that may make it more transmissible than other...

 2021-11-29 21:18 

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The omicron variant may be the most infectious one yet...

Scientists in South Africa say preliminary data suggests the omicron coronavirus variant is already widespread across southern Africa — and this happened in a very short period of time....

 2021-11-29 15:04 

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The World Health Organization warns of very high risk posed by the Omicron variant...

The newly identified strain of the coronavirus, which could be more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta variant, has global health officials worried about a possible new surge in cases....

 2021-11-29 12:20 

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The Omicron variant is the latest proof that the pandemic isn't over...

There are cases of this new coronavirus variant reported in several countries. How much protection can fully vaccinated people expect to have against this new strain?...

 2021-11-29 03:08 

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As omicron spreads, studies suggest that travel bans alone don't do much good...

Public health experts warn that the rush to impose travel bans on southern African countries after the omicron variant was identified can work against scientific transparency....

 2021-11-28 00:03 

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How vaccine makers plan to address the new COVID-19 omicron variant...

A new coronavirus variant, first discovered in South Africa, has begun to spread around the globe. Vaccine producers say they're working to get ahead of the new strain....

 2021-11-27 14:56 

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At least 2 people in the U.K. have the omicron variant, health secretary says...

The cases involve travel to southern Africa, where the latest COVID variant of concern was first identified, the British health secretary said. No cases have been identified in the U.S. so far....

 2021-11-27 13:00 

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New COVID-19 variant, Omicron, sparking concern with its speed and reinfection rate...

The World Health Organization has designated a new coronavirus variant a...

 2021-11-27 13:00 

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The Dow just had its worst day all year...

Stocks tumbled on Friday, with the Dow losing 905 points, amid the naming of another coronavirus variant and worries over more potential economic disruption....

 2021-11-26 21:24 

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New coronavirus variant omicron is classified as a 'variant of concern'...

A variant now named omicron, first detected in South Africa, prompted new overseas travel restrictions in Europe and a special World Health Organization meeting on Friday....

 2021-11-26 19:51 

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U.S. will begin new travel restrictions amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant...

The policy will affect South Africa and seven other countries, senior administration officials said. The World Health Organization expressed concern about the new variant — called omicron....

 2021-11-22 05:15 

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'Out of Office' considers 'why' companies want to bring back remote employees...

The working world looks a lot different today than it did nearly two years ago, when the coronavirus pandemic sent many office staff to work from home indefinitely. Writers Anne Helen Peterson and Charlie Warzel take a look at what work, and our relations...

 2021-11-21 22:09 

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NIH director says pandemic's toll is now on the shoulders of the unvaccinated...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, about the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus heading into the holiday season....

 2021-11-20 14:53 

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Dutch police open fire on rioters in demonstration against COVID restrictions...

It was one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the Netherlands since coronavirus restrictions were first imposed last year. Police arrested 51 people in Rotterdam....

 2021-11-18 21:23 

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For some patients, long COVID is their new reality...

Long COVID — long-term effects from a coronavirus infection — has been a reality since the beginning of the pandemic. The patients who have it are desperate for answers that doctors don't yet have....

 2021-11-18 17:53 

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Coronavirus FAQ: What is long COVID? And what is my risk of getting it?...

One of the surprising aspects of the pandemic is that symptoms can linger months after infection. This syndrome has been called...

 2021-11-15 21:20 

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COVID-19 cases are rising again in the U.S....

It's an ominous sign ahead of the holidays: coronavirus cases are again rising in the U.S. In some states, hospitals are already under siege with an influx of patients....

 2021-11-13 02:19 

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Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits...

The federal government directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions....

 2021-11-12 21:02 

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Coronavirus FAQ: I just got a booster. Can I ... go crazy?...

Does a booster shot mean that you can go back to ... normal? Or is there still a newish kind of normal to face?...

 2021-11-12 18:56 

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Europe and Russia battle a new wave of COVID-19...

More lockdowns are in the offing, as Germany and Austria shatter daily case counts and Russia has become become the world leader in new COVID-19 deaths....

 2021-11-12 02:23 

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10 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers...

The state attorneys general argue the vaccine mandate will lead to shortages of health care workers and could threaten the jobs of millions of their jobs....

 2021-11-10 09:17 

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NFL fines Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers for violating COVID protocols...

With Rodgers sidelined by the diagnosis and league protocols on Sunday, the Packers lost 13-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs. He remains at home as part of a league-imposed 10-day quarantine....

 2021-11-07 13:03 

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These D.C. kids are excited to be vaccinated...

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 can now get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. We visit a vaccination site in Washington, D.C., to hear from kids about why they're getting the jab....

 2021-11-05 20:28 

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Coronavirus FAQ: It's cold and flu season — and COVID season! How do I stay unsick?...

Last winter the number of flu cases was pretty low — likely a result of COVID precautions people were taking. Does that mean we have fewer antibodies — and a greater risk of catching something now?...

 2021-11-05 20:22 

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New coronavirus, likely from dogs, infects people in Malaysia and Haiti...

It could turn out to be the 8th coronavirus known to spread humans. Some scientists think doctors and researchers should start actively looking for this virus in patients....

 2021-11-05 12:00 

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill cuts disease's worst risks by 89%...

Based on the strength of the trial's results, Pfizer says it will ask the FDA for emergency use authorization rather than enroll more people for clinical trials....

 2021-11-04 13:37 

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The U.K. approves Merck's COVID-19 antiviral pill, calling it a world first...
 2021-11-03 22:12 

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tests positive for COVID-19 at the climate summit...

His office said no members of Garcetti's staff tested positive and Garcetti is feeling well, isolating in his hotel room....

 2021-11-03 18:44 

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly tests positive for COVID...

Green Bay would not explicitly confirm whether Rodgers tested positive and would not comment on whether he is vaccinated. Multiple media reports say the reigning NFL MVP is unvaccinated....

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