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Dec 28 2020
A new and possibly more contagious version of the COVID-19 coronavirus has emerged in several countries worldwide after first being confirmed in the United Kingdom earlier this month. As of Monday morning, no cases of the new strain have been confirmed in the U.S., though White House health officials suggested it may already be present domestically.
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Nov 30 2021
“President Joe Biden urged Americans on Monday not to panic about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant and said the United States was making contingency plans with pharmaceutical companies if new vaccines are needed. Biden said the country would not go back to lockdowns to stop the spread of Omicron…
“Omicron has prompted countries across the globe including the United States to limitThe Flip Side
Dec 01 2021
A person in California has the nation’s first confirmed case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
The unidentified individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa to the U.S. on Nov. 22. The case was confirmed by the California and San Francisco departments of public health, according to the CDC.
Nov 28 2021
The Omicron coronavirus variant is quickly spreading across the globe, prompting a series of travel restrictions and alarming warnings from political figures.
The World Health Organization said Friday that Omicron is a "variant of concern" that has a "large number of mutations." Like other coronavirus variants, scientists are speculating that these mutations could be extraWashington Post Wall Street Journal (Opinion) STAT
Jun 20 2022
COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signaling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries.
A pair of new subvariants of the dominant Omicron variant—BA.4 and BA.5—appear to be driving the uptick in cases in the U.K. Worryingly, these subvariants seem to partially dodge antibodies from past infection or vaccination, making themDaily Beast
Mar 24 2022
Questions are swirling about a hybrid of the delta and omicron coronavirus strains deemed “deltacron” that has been found in European countries and the U.S.
For now, the instances are extremely rare, and experts say there isn’t a need to sound the alarm yet – no matter how daunting the unofficial nickname may sound.
"As we look more, as we do more sequencing, it is possible thatU.S. News & World Report
Nov 29 2021
A new variant of the coronavirus that causes covid-19 is raising concern around the globe.
In an address from the White House on Monday, President Biden said the new variant, omicron, is a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” He urged Americans to get coronavirus vaccines and boosters, adding that “we have more tools to fight the variant than we’ve ever had before.”Washington Post
Nov 28 2021
Remember the promise of normalcy by July Fourth? How can it be that now — after Thanksgiving, after so much sacrifice and waiting, after the arrival of vaccines, after months of sweaty masks, distancing and isolation — that another wave of pandemic infection is upon us? In Europe, lockdowns are returning. In some hot spots such as Minnesota and Michigan, hospital wards are again overflowing. AWashington Post
Dec 02 2021
The new Omicron variant has been detected in a vaccinated Minnesota resident with recent travel history to New York City, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
Driving the news: The confirmed case involved a patient who developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and got a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24, per MDH. He is no longer experiencing symptoms.
Prior to testingAxios
Aug 10 2022
When Carrie Anna McGinn woke up alone in her hotel room on Christmas morning in 2020, she thought she was experiencing the worst of her COVID symptoms. She struggled against coughing, cognitive dysfunction, pain, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
She was isolated away from her family but expected to be back to normal in time for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. But whenThe Epoch Times