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The CDC confirmed the first case of COVID linked to the Omicron variant in the U.S. on Wednesday, saying an individual who had recently returned from South Africa tested positive for the strain. Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about the new variant.

#UPDATE  The United States announced its first confirmed case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant had been detected in California, in a fully vaccinated traveler who had recently returned from South Africa and was recovering from mild symptoms

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COVID-19: Emerging picture from South Africa suggests Omicron variant could be real cause for concern

The new Omicron coronavirus variant, first identified in South Africa, has brought with it new travel restrictions and concerns.

As the world commemorates World Aids Day , the South African National Blood Service has encouraged people to keep testing for HIV/Aids.

#UPDATE : U.S. confirms its first case of Omicron variant in California. The patient, who returns from South Africa, is fully vaccinated

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The individual tested positive for the Omicron variant in San Francisco after a trip to South Africa.

#Japan is a major transit hub for flights to and from Asia.

Glad to see @USDA  is implementing my recommendation to remove the Nov 1 restriction for haying or grazing cover crops on prevented plant acres. This common-sense change will help level the playing field for farmers in northern states like South Dakota. 

“I don't think the chance of [China] opening up its international border next year is a good one.” “Money Talks” hears from Wang Tao, head of Asia economics @UBS , about the impact of China doubling down on its zero-covid policy against the Omicron variant


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

Unveiling a new, dreamy campaign featuring #KAI  for #GucciAria . Captured by #WoogieKim , the video portrays the South Korean singer — member of K-pop bands @weareoneEXO  and @SuperM_smtown  — in key looks and accessories from the collection.

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.

I hope to see the great Governor of South Dakota @KristiNoem, run against RINO @SenJohnThune , in the upcoming 2022 Primary. She would do a fantastic job in the U.S. Senate, but if not Kristi, others are already lining up. South Dakota wants strong leadership, NOW!

Report: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Anti-Trump Hero, Paid for Flawed Coronavirus Tests from South Korea via . This RINO will never @BreitbartNewsmake  the grade. Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!

Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget. Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, “Mitch’s boy”, should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!

“People are upset, and they have a right to be. Georgia not only supported Trump in 2016, but now. This is the only State in the Deep South that went for Biden? Have they lost their minds? This is going to escalate dramatically. This is a very dangerous moment in our history....

Florida passed a $15 minimum wage Montana, South Dakota, Arizona & New Jersey legalized marijuana Colorado passed 12 weeks of paid family leave Arizona increased taxes on the rich to fund education All over America, voters approved a progressive agenda. Now, Congress must act

@BTS_twt  earns their first #Hot100  No. 1 with “Dynamite,” making them the first all-South Korean act to top the chart. ?

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