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The lucrative U.S. touring market for Broadway shows is getting hit by the Omicron surge. As Covid cases increase in some parts of the country, productions for shows like “Hamilton” and “Mean Girls” have been postponed or canceled.

Pfizer and BioNTech said they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which has eluded some of the protection provided by the original two-dose vaccine regimen

Fauci expects most states to reach peak omicron by February. Close to half already have.

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Pfizer testing customized omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

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BioNTech and Pfizer are looking into a new coronavirus vaccine that targets the Omicron variant specifically. It's the first retooled version of an EU-approved vaccine to begin clinical testing.

As of right now, there is “insufficient” evidence that it causes more severe illness or is more contagious than the original omicron variant.

The faster Omicron spreads, the more opportunities there are for the virus to mutate. COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect against serious illness, hospitalization + death. Ending the global pandemic depends on ending global vaccine inequity.

OMICRON SPECIFIC VACCINE: The study will evaluate the vaccine for safety, tolerability and the level of immune response, as both a primary series and a booster dose, in up to 1,420 healthy adults ages 18 to 55.

Pfizer starting study of vaccine geared toward Omicron variant


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The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution met today to review what is known about the #COVID19  variant B.1.1.529. They advised WHO that it should be designated a Variant of Concern. WHO has named it Omicron, in line with naming protocols

Vaccination will not stop the spread of omicron. It prevents hospitalization and death, particularly in those who are elderly and immunocompromised. So forcing Novak Djokovic, literally one of the healthiest people on the planet, to vaxx to play in the Aussie Open, is ridiculous.

NEW: first thread of 2022 is an Omicron situation update, starting with a detailed look at UK hospitals, before going international. Let’s start with severity, and the most important chart: Despite steep rises in cases and patients, the number on ventilators has barely risen.

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There is no Omicron hospital “surge” in FloridaPeople admitted for non-Covid reasons get tested If they test positive they get counted as a “COVID patient” The majority of the 5,400 “Covid patients”in #Florida  are in the hospital for non-Covid reasons

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

If there really is but 65 hospitalisations from Omicron, and one death, then the current paroxysm from state and media constitutes a crime again the economy and thus against the people.

BREAKING: Chairwoman of South African Medical Association says Omicron coronavirus variant is causing 'mild disease' and 'no prominent symptoms'

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!

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.