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. 🔗
Mayor Eric Adams said on Tuesday that New York City was winning its war against the Omicron surge, noting that the numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, while still extremely high, have started to drop.
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.
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
JUST IN: Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world
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.
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.
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.