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Omicron COVID Variant Could Impact Antibody Effectiveness, OU’s Chief COVID Officer Says – News On 6

Sunday, November 28th 2021, 10:42 am By: Ashley Holden OKLAHOMA CITY – Health officials around the world are racing to prepare for a new COVID-19 variant. Experts said the Omicron variant appears to spread easily. OU Health’s Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said the Omicron variant has more than 50 mutations from the original …

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How the new Covid-19 variant impacts your travel plans: What we know about Omicron so far – CNN

(CNN) — The discovery of a new variant of the Covid-19 virus has left governments around the world scrambling, leading to a steady stream of increased travel restrictions since the World Health Organization designated B.1.1.529 ” as a “variant of concern” on November 26. Little is known about the new variant, dubbed Omicron, including how …

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Czech president Milos Zeman, covid-19 positive, appoints PM inside box – The Washington Post

Zeman, who was brought in on a wheelchair by a person wearing a protective suit, spoke Sunday from behind the panel at the Lany Chateau outside Prague to task center-right leader Petr Fiala, a former education minister, with forming the next government. Sorgente articolo: Czech president Milos Zeman, covid-19 positive, appoints PM inside box – …

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‘Simpsons’ Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship Vanishes in Hong Kong – The New York Times

HONG KONG — An episode of “The Simpsons” that ridicules Chinese government censorship appears to have been censored on Disney’s newly launched streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to fears about the shrinking space for free expression and criticism in this city. Other episodes of the show are available on Disney+, which made its much-anticipated …

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S.Africa’s COVID-19 cases could triple this week, says expert – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker administers the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to a woman in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 20, 2021. REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register New COVID-19 variant detected in southern Africa Experts say likely it’s more contagious Prompts global alarm, travel restrictions …

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Couple detained on plane after leaving Dutch quarantine – ABC News

Dutch military police have arrested a husband and wife who left a hotel where they were being quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 and boarded a plane bound for Spain ByThe Associated Press November 29, 2021, 10:25 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch military …

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Vaccines should give good protection against Omicron – S.African expert – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker administers the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to a woman in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 20, 2021. REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register New COVID-19 variant prompts global alarm Expert says vaccines should offer good protection Too early to say if …

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Moderna CEO says it will take months to clear a new Covid vaccine targeting omicron – CNBC

Doctor Immanuel Hardtmann holds a syringe with the vaccine Moderna in a temporary vaccination center inside the Excursion boat Alexander von Humboldt on the first day of the #HierWirdGeimpft (Get Vaccinated Here) Covid-19 vaccination campaign on September 13, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Carsten Koall | Getty Images News | Getty Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel …

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Asia tightens borders as Omicron clouds region’s return to travel – Aljazeera.com

Hwaseong, South Korea – Asia-Pacific countries are tightening borders and delaying reopening plans in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant, dealing a blow to the region’s already sluggish resumption of international travel. Japan on Monday announced the country would bar foreign arrivals from Tuesday, only weeks after easing restrictions for visa holders including short-term business …

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Dutch police arrest couple, fled quarantine hotel after S. Africa trip – Business Insider

The couple, a Portuguese woman and a Spanish man, were arrested on a flight departing for Spain. They had recently been in South Africa and were quarantining alongside people with the Omicron variant.  It is not known if the couple had tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID. LoadingSomething is loading. Police in The …

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