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UK has detected a new Covid variant. Here’s what we know so far about omicron XE

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here According to the Office for National Statistics, 4.9 million people in Britain, or 1 in 13, were infected with Covid-19 as of March 26 — a record high since its survey began in April 2020. Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON......

Explainer: Omicron ‘stealth’ COVID variant BA.2 now dominant globally

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Policemen and staff workers get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a makeshift nucleic acid testing centre inside barriers of an area under lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 29......

Omicron ‘stealth’ variant BA.2 is spreading rapidly in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People line up for nucleic acid testing at a temporary Covid-19 testing site on March 22, 2022 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — As mainland China battles its worst Covid-19......

Health experts predict uptick in U.S. Covid cases due to new BA.2 variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the NIAID, responds to questions from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington,......

COVID-19 deaths remain high despite plummeting infection rates

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 deaths remain high despite plummeting infection rates – CBS News Watch CBS News Although COVID-19 infections are dropping drastically across the nation, deaths remain at record highs with nearly 2,400 Americans succumbing to the virus each day. Lilia......

01/30: Graham, Clyburn, Markarova

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 01/30: Graham, Clyburn, Markarova – CBS News Watch CBS News This week on “Face the Nation,” we talk to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Representative James Clyburn about President Biden’s pending Supreme Court nomination. Plus, we......

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths remain high despite plummeting infection rates

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths remain high despite plummeting infection rates – CBS News Watch CBS News Although COVID-19 infections are dropping drastically across the nation, hospitals are still seeing high levels of hospitalizations and deaths. Lilia Luciano has more. Although......

The latest Covid variant is 1.5 times more contagious than omicron and already circulating in almost half of U.S. states

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There are already dozens of cases across almost half of the U.S. of a new Covid subvariant that’s even more contagious than the already highly transmissible omicron variant. Nearly half of U.S. states have confirmed the presence of BA.2 with......

Moderna starts clinical trial of booster shot targeting omicron Covid variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Giorgio Companies site in Blandon, PA where the CATE Mobile Vaccination Unit was onsite to administer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines to workers, April 14, 2021. Ben Hasty | MediaNews......

1/22: CBS Saturday Morning

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 1/22: CBS Saturday Morning – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agree to keep talking to deescalate Ukraine crisis; The Dish: Kelsey Clark on elevating traditional Southern recipes. Be the first to know Get browser notifications......

UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

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LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The UK Health Security Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. BA.2, which does not have the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help......

Omicron surge shows signs of easing in states hit early by the fast-spreading variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman is getting a Covid-19 test at a drive through Covid-19 testing center as hundreds of cars and pedestrians line up to get Covid-19 test before Christmas holiday season in North Bergen of New Jersey, United States on December......

Iran reports its first three deaths from Omicron coronavirus variant

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A health official checks the body temperature of worshipers during Tehran’s first Friday prayer after a nearly two-year break due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tehran, Iran October 22, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s health ministry reported the......

Experts cast doubts over reported ‘deltacron’ variant, say likely due to lab contamination

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Covid lab technicians in India on Friday Jan. 7, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Global health experts are casting doubts over reports of a new possible Covid-19 mutation that appeared to be a combination of both the delta......

Omicron’s rapid spread causes COVID test and staff shortages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Omicron’s rapid spread causes COVID test and staff shortages – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The highly contagious Omicron variant has left many American public schools overwhelmed, with several businesses and airlines struggling to rebound. Lines at testing centers......

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