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 2021-12-02 17:59 

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As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave...

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New Engl...

 2021-12-02 17:15 

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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention...

Health officials say the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been found in a Minnesota man who attended an anime convention in New York City in November....

 2021-12-02 17:14 

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Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm...

The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once....

 2021-12-02 14:32 

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South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge...

South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign with pop-up sites in shopping centers and at transportation hubs a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-02 13:37 

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US jobless claims rise by 28,000 to still-low 222,000...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year's coronavirus recession....

 2021-12-02 11:55 

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India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now...

India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-02 11:29 

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Live updates: South Korea sets new daily infection record...

South Korea has broken its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day, with more than 5,200 new cases....

 2021-12-02 11:11 

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EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine...

The European Union drug regulator says it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva....

 2021-12-02 10:22 

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German leaders, in transition, meet to mull virus measures...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her likely successor have met with state governors to consider tighter rules to curb coronavirus infections that again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period....

 2021-12-02 08:50 

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Global markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease...

Global stocks and Wall Street futures are mixed as traders consider the possible impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant....

 2021-12-02 07:24 

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Omicron, delta variants combine for decision-making headache...

Governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines with the coronavirus delta variant of COVID-19 pushing up cases in Europe and growing fears over the omicron variant....

 2021-12-02 04:13 

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South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day...

South Korea has broken its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care system grappling with rising hospitalizations and deaths....

 2021-12-02 04:04 

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Japan retracts new flight bookings ban after criticisms...

Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy was announced....

 2021-12-01 22:06 

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Facebook: Fake scientist used to spread anti-US propaganda...

Facebook says it removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an effort to spread unfounded claims that the U.S. was pressuring scientists to blame the coronavirus on China....

 2021-12-01 14:08 

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South Korea confirms first five cases of omicron variant...

South Korea has confirmed its first five cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant in people linked to arrivals from Nigeria....

 2021-12-01 11:20 

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Nigeria detects first case of omicron variant from October...

Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last month....

 2021-12-01 11:07 

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Portugal tightens restrictions despite virus vaccine success...

Portugal has tightened passenger entry requirements and mandated masks indoors to curb an upward trend in coronavirus infections in the country with one of the strongest vaccination records in Europe....

 2021-12-01 10:31 

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Live updates: Portugal orders measures to fight virus surge...

Portugal is entering a so-called state of calamity -- the second this year -- to curve an upward trend in coronavirus infections despite having one of the strongest vaccination records in Europe....

 2021-12-01 09:38 

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UN migration agency: COVID has 'radically altered' mobility...

The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic has "radically altered" mobility around the world, projecting in a new report that the growth in the number of international migrants is likely to remain weaker as long as travel and other re...

 2021-12-01 09:25 

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EU decides against emergency summit on omicron for now...

A European Union official says the bloc has decided against holding a special remote summit of EU leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being....

 2021-12-01 08:45 

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Austrian lockdown extended through Dec 11 as planned...

Austria's lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high coronavirus infection rate....

 2021-12-01 08:02 

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Asian shares mostly rise despite mounting omicron worries...

Asian shares are mostly higher amid nervous trading due to worries over the newest coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-01 06:03 

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Fiji welcomes back tourists despite omicron threat...

Fiji has welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-01 00:20 

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US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers...

The Biden administration is expected to take steps in the coming days to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 18:55 

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Mexico to reverse course, give COVID-19 booster shots...

Mexican officials have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over 60....

 2021-11-30 15:35 

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Russian coronavirus-denying monk given prison sentence...

A court in Moscow has convicted a monk who denied the coronavirus' existence and castigated the Kremlin on accusations of encouraging suicides....

 2021-11-30 15:21 

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US consumer confidence falls in November to nine-month low...

U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, held back by rising worries about inflation and lingering concerns about the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 14:00 

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US home prices register 19.1% annual gain in September...

U.S. home prices rose briskly in September, another sign that the housing market is booming in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession....

 2021-11-30 14:00 

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US tracking of virus variants has improved after slow start...

The United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples since early this year....

 2021-11-30 13:28 

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Greece to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for over-60s...

Residents in Greece over age 60 will be fined 100 euros a month if they fail to get vaccinated against the coronavirus under the first general COVID-19 mandate announced by the country's government....

 2021-11-30 13:26 

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Live updates: Spain bans routes from 2 African countries...

Spain's government has banned flights connecting air routes from South Africa and Botswana to the European country due to fears of the new omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-30 13:01 

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Face masks again mandatory in England amid variant spread...

New measures to combat the new omicron variant of coronavirus have come into force in England, with face coverings again compulsory in shops and on public transport....

 2021-11-30 09:32 

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Top German court upholds disputed national COVID measures...

Germany's highest court has rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly....

 2021-11-30 09:18 

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1st French omicron case on Indian Ocean island of Reunion...

Japan and France confirmed their first cases of the new variant of the coronavirus on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 07:59 

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Asia shares slip as investors weigh omicron economic risks...

Asian shares have fallen, with South Korea's benchmark down 2.4%, as investors cautiously weigh how much damage the new omicron coronavirus variant may unleash on the global economy....

 2021-11-30 07:59 

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Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant...

Japan confirmed has its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a visitor who recently arrived from Namibia....

 2021-11-30 04:11 

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Myanmar court readies verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi...

A court in Myanmar is preparing to issue its verdict in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of spreading information that could disturb public order and violating coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-11-30 00:22 

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Jacksonville doctor agrees: Omicron no reason to panic...

President Biden on Monday told the nation that there was no need to panic about the new COVID-19 variant omicron, and a Jacksonville-area coronavirus researcher agrees with that approach....

 2021-11-29 21:19 

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Jacksonville doctor: Transmissibility of omicron variant most concerning to scientific community...

News4JAX is looking at how Jacksonville is preparing for another potential coronavirus surge....

 2021-11-29 19:48 

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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states...

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states....

 2021-11-29 16:57 

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Bryan Adams unveils Pirelli calendar from COVID quarantine...

Bryan Adams took a break Monday from his coronavirus quarantine in Milan to virtually unveil the 2022 Pirelli Calendar that he shot featuring fellow musicians including Iggy Pop, Cher and Jennifer Hudson....

 2021-11-29 16:12 

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Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'...

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines....

 2021-11-29 16:12 

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German governors, Merkel to discuss virus outbreak...

Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with the governors of Germany's 16 states amid growing concern about the steep rise in new coronavirus cases in the country....

 2021-11-29 12:53 

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Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team...

Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of a top soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa....

 2021-11-29 11:43 

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The Latest: Local transmission of virus variant in Scotland...

Scotland's first minister there is evidence of local transmission of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus after the country reported its first six cases....

 2021-11-29 09:56 

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UK set to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears...

The independent body advising the British government on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines is mulling whether to expand the booster program to younger age groups following the discovery of the new potentially more dangerous omicron variant, with a decisi...

 2021-11-29 05:24 

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Asian stocks fall further after new virus variant spreads...

Asian stock markets have fallen further after the omicron variant of the coronavirus was found in more countries and governments imposed travel controls....

 2021-11-29 05:23 

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Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads...

Japan is suspending the entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads....

 2021-11-28 21:54 

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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more...

Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than o...

 2021-11-28 18:16 

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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital...

Thousands have rallied in the Czech capital to protest the government's restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections....

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