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CDC Expands Omicron Variant Monitoring to 4 Airports Servicing South African Flights

2 days ago   |   Newsweek

The biosurveillance program was expanded to Atlanta's airport, which services flights from Johannesburg.
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People with the Omicron variant have 'extremely mild' symptoms and haven't had to be hospitalized yet, says the South African doctor who first reported it

3 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

A COVID-19 test being carried out at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images A South African doctor who first flagged...
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WHO slams countries for putting travel bans on southern Africa, saying it 'attacks global solidarity'

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

A Doctors Without Borders nurse performs a COVID-19 test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images Countries put travel bans on southern African nations...
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World Health Organization criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

World Health Organization criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

4 days ago   |   Politico

JOHANNESBURG - The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new...
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13 cases of Omicron detected in Netherlands, health officials say

13 cases of Omicron detected in Netherlands, health officials say

4 days ago   |   New York Post   |   3 articles

Dutch health authorities announced that the cases of the variant were discovered among passengers that arrived in Amsterdam from Johannesburg on Friday.
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South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

4 days ago   |   Politico

JOHANNESBURG - Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron Covid-19 variant...
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South Africa health minister calls travel bans on country amid Omicron variant fears 'unjustified': report

5 days ago   |   Business Insider

A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in...
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Lawrence wins 36-hole Joburg Open after 3rd round abandoned

5 days ago   |   Saint Louis Today

JOHANNESBURG - South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called...
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The Omicron variant carries a number of genetic mutations that might cause it to spread quickly, even among unvaccinated people: report

5 days ago   |   Business Insider

A healthcare worker collects a swab from Bronwen Cook for a PCR test against the coronavirus disease before traveling to London, at O.R. Tambo International Airport in...
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United and Delta's flights to South Africa will be impacted by new travel restrictions that throw a wrench in the recovery of international travel

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines both fly to South Africa. vaalaa / Shutterstock.com United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the only two US airlines impacted by new travel...
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Returning to office soon? Not so fast - Experts say omicron likely to change...

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Knicks' Julius Randle downplays squabble with Evan Fournier

Knicks' Julius Randle downplays squabble with Evan Fournier

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EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

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Lebanon minister to resign in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

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Dozens of Democrat lawmakers want Lauren Boebert to be stripped of her...

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Gennadiy 'GGG' Golovkin's fight vs. Ryota Murata postponed amid COVID concerns

Gennadiy 'GGG' Golovkin's fight vs. Ryota Murata postponed amid COVID concerns

Golovkin was vying for his second career unified middleweight title. Read more ...

Suspect randomly stabs two men in separate NYC attacks

Suspect randomly stabs two men in separate NYC attacks

An assailant randomly stabbed two men in separate attacks in Morningside Heights on Thursday night - leaving one of the victims in grave condition, police and sources said. Read more ...

14-year-old Sacramento high school football player catches nationwide attention

14-year-old Sacramento high school football player catches nationwide attention

“I hope to prove that Latinos also play football and don't have to be a certain 6-foot to play a game. You can do whatever you want and give it your all,” Aziel Rios said. Read more ...

Does Rainwater Count As Water Damage?

"If your home is exposed from hurricane damage, hail, or wind and rain then enters through the vulnerable area, your homeowners insurance policy may cover any subsequent damage." Read more ...

How Green Is Big Pharma?

"There is no miracle drug that can cure climate change. Big pharma companies must urgently undertake a systematic transition towards net-zero emissions that is demanded across... Read more ...