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With new Omicron cases feared both in and out of Auckland, the Prime Minister has outlined the plan if an outbreak of the new variant were to occur — as well as raising Northland into Orange alert from tonight. 🔗

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Chicago's omicron peak has passed, Dr. Allison Arwady shared Wednesday in her weekly COVID-19 update.

At a news conference President Joe Biden said Russia would face sanctions if it invades Ukraine and addressed the COVID-19 pandemic as omicron surges.

As Omicron continues to spread faster than any other variant so far, there are still a variety of rules in place. It has some industries questioning how effective they really are, especially when they negatively impact them.

TESTING EXPANSION With the Omicron variant pushing up COVID-19 case numbers, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced more operating hours and appointments at the Alliant Energy Center testing site.

NZ PM Ardern: Won’t resort to lockdowns when omicron arrives #NewZealand  #NZDUSD  #Currencies 

In the Education Briefing, @DanaGoldstein  answers questions about school and the pandemic. Does Omicron make school less safe? What do teachers’ unions want? How to make in-person learning safe? Where’s the federal funding? And does my kid need a new mask?

The omicron variant is creating instability within the nation’s school districts.

Some preliminary findings suggest that omicron particles may appear in the throat before the nasal passages. That's why some are doing saliva-based testing.


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Omicron or Omarion, either way, please get vaxxed or boosted like you “Post to Be”.

JUST IN: Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world

Breaking News: The WHO approved the first ever malaria vaccine, which could save tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa. The quest for this vaccine has been underway for a hundred years, a WHO official said, and is a "historic event."

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This is obscene. Last week, 8 investors in Pfizer and Moderna became $10 billion richer as news about the Omicron variant spread. It's time for these pharmaceutical companies to share their vaccines with the world and start controlling their greed. Enough is enough!

WELCOME HOME: A soldier's worry her beloved dog wouldn't remember her while she was deployed in Africa quickly dissolved by the pup's unbelievably excited reaction.

Omicron is not a 'South African variant', it's a variant that was spotted & reported by brilliant South African scientists so fast the world has a chance to get on top of it. Could have originated anywhere.

Just your average traffic jam in South Africa ?

Opinion: Nigeria’s useless politicians are trying to crush #EndSARS . Africa’s leaders are silent.

The youth-led protests in Nigeria are still growing - and today the #EndSARS  demonstrators managed to essentially shut down Africa's largest city. I'm in Lagos -- here's a link to our latest story and a short thread on why you need to pay attention.