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The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke says.

Scientists keep an eye on "stealth" Omicron variant BA.2

As COVID-19 continues to surge in places across the county, the Food and Drug Administration is curbing the use of two out of three monoclonal antibody treatments available in the U.S. because data shows they aren't effective against the omicron variant.

California showed signs it turned the corner on the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates falling and hospitalizations well short of the overwhelming deluge officials feared a few weeks ago.

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The Ministry of Health is due to release the number of new community Delta and Omicron cases, as well as hospitalisations and booster shots from 1pm.

Should you cancel your overseas holiday? Aussies warned against travel as Omicron sweeps across the globe

Moderna says Omicron antibodies from its booster fall sharply from initial peak, but are still present after six months

Despite the omicron variant surging across New Mexico, New Mexico State University is still advertising one their biggest indoor athletic events of the year ‘Pack the Pan Am.’

It’s not clear whether global health authorities will order a change to the vaccine recipe in the wake of the hugely contagious omicron variant, since the original vaccines still offer good protection.

US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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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.

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