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Fauci says Biden travel ban on African countries should be rolled back 'as quickly as possible'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, delivers an update on the Omicron COVID-19 variant during the daily press briefing at the White House on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images On Monday, the US restricted travel from eight countries in southern Africa due to the new variant. South Africa had an existing surveillance system for viral diseases that helped i...
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An Italian man tried to trick a nurse into injecting the COVID-19 vaccine in a rubber foam arm he was wearing under a theater corset to finesse a vaccine pass

A man in Italy asked to be put in jail to get away from his wife.Gabriele Tamborrelli/Getty Images A man in Italy tried to trick a nurse into injecting the COVID-19 vaccine into a rubber foam arm, according to The New York Times. The nurse caught him, because she saw it peering under the theater corset he wore to hide it. The man was trying to score a vaccine pass without actually getting a shot amid new rules in Italy. A man from Biella, Italy, showed up to his vaccination appointment with t...
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Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb amid western Sydney cluster; nine deaths in Victoria; Qld to quarantine Adelaide travellers

South Australia premier Steven Marshall announces rule changes for interstate arrivals as ACT records first case of Omicron variant in person who has not travelled overseasAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the Covid pandemic actually end?‘If I’d known, I would have got it’: on the frontline of Australia’s ‘pandemic of the unvaccinatedGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingJust noting we are still waiting on the SA press conference to begin.There’s a press conference with the...
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Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb as western Sydney cluster worsens; Victoria records nine deaths and NSW one

Number of Omicron cases in NSW rises as ACT records first case of Covid variant in person who has not travelled overseasAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the Covid pandemic actually end?‘If I’d known, I would have got it’: on the frontline of Australia’s ‘pandemic of the unvaccinatedKatharine Murphy: ‘The climate war is dumb as a bag of hammers, but Scott Morrison is prepared to wage it anyway’Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingSo just a bit more on the story we reported...
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Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb as western Sydney school cluster worsens

Number of Omicron cases in NSW rises as ACT records first case of Covid variant in person who has not travelled overseasAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the Covid pandemic actually end?‘If I’d known, I would have got it’: on the frontline of Australia’s ‘pandemic of the unvaccinatedKatharine Murphy: ‘The climate war is dumb as a bag of hammers, but Scott Morrison is prepared to wage it anyway’Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingA man who absconded from Covid-19 quarantin...
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Most Omicron cases so far have been mild, but experts say it will take weeks to understand how severe the variant can be

A healthcare worker conducts a COVID-19 test on a traveller at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 28, 2021,Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images Most of the reported cases of COVID-19 associated with the Omicron variant have been mild so far. However, experts say it's still too early to observe how the variant affects hospitalization rates and deaths globally. Most of the data we have comes from South Africa, a country with a younger and healthier population than the ...
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California has 50 times more monarch butterflies than last year — a puzzling blip in their path to extinction

Butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, on November 10, 2021.Nic Coury/AP Photo Monarch butterflies migrating to California made a promising rebound from the edge of extinction. California counted fewer than 2,000 monarchs in 2020. So far this year, there are more than 100,000. The mysterious boom may be a blip in the monarch's decline, but buys time to save them from extinction. Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies are flocking to the Cal...
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Having severe COVID-19 doubled the chance of dying within a year in a new study — the risk was even higher for young people

A COVID-19 patient recovering at home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 21, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A new study tracked nearly 180 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Florida for up to a year. Adults with severe COVID-19 were twice as likely as uninfected people to die within a year. Persistent inflammation may continue to jeopardize patients' health. Nearly 180 people left the University of Florida health system alive after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 duri...
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Having severe COVID-19 doubled the chance of dying within a year for people in a Florida study — the risk was even higher for young people

A COVID-19 patient recovering at home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 21, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A new study tracked nearly 180 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Florida for up to a year. Adults with severe COVID-19 were twice as likely as uninfected people to die within a year. Persistent inflammation may continue to jeopardize patients' health. Nearly 180 people left the University of Florida health system alive after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 duri...
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Africa alerted the world to Omicron. Why are we now the pariahs? | Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija

Rich nations are again raising barriers to ending the pandemic – politicians, globally, must follow the science and act togetherDr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the co-chair of the Africa Union Africa Vaccine Delivery AllianceThe advent of the Omicron variant has given us a glimpse of an alternative future in which, had the Sars-CoV-2 virus been initially identified in Africa in early 2020, the world would have maybe locked Africa away. There would have been no emergency funding for vaccine deve...
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Omicron variant cases have been found in New York and LA, officials say

People in masks walk near Little Island park in New York City.Noam Galai/Getty Images Five Omicron coronavirus variant cases have been found in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. One Omicron coronavirus variant case has also been found in LA. The Omicron variant has now been found in five US states. Omicron coronavirus variant cases have been detected in New York state and Los Angeles, officials in both regions said on Thursday. All five of the cases in New York state were found in th...
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Catherine the Great of Russia Sends a Letter Urging Her Fellow Russians to Get Inoculated Against Smallpox (1787)

I got my booster shot the other week and through the miracles of modern science I barely knew a needle was in me before the pharmacist told me it was over. (I also didn’t feel any after effects, but your mileage may vary.) I mention this because before needles, before injectable vaccines, there was something called variolation. Since ancient times, smallpox had a habit of decimating populations, disappearing, and reappearing elsewhere for another outbreak. It killed rulers and peasants alike. S...
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Archaeologists Discover 200,000-Year-Old Hand & Footprints That Could Be the World’s Earliest Cave Art

Wet cement triggers a primal impulse, particularly in children. It’s so tempting to inscribe a pristine patch of sidewalk with a lasting impression of one’s existence. Is the coast clear? Yes? Quick, grab a stick and write your name! No stick? Sink a hand or foot in, like a movie star… …or, even more thrillingly, a child hominin on the High Tibetan Plateau, 169,000 to 226,000 years ago! Perhaps one day your surface-marring gesture will be conceived of as a great gift to science, and possibly a...
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New York has found 5 cases of the Omicron variant, governor says

People in masks walk near Little Island park in New York City.Noam Galai/Getty Images Five Omicron coronavirus variant cases have been found in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. She said the vaccination status of most of the people infected was not clear. The Omicron variant has now been found in five US states. Five cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York state, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.Hochul said at a briefing that the cases were "no cause for alar...
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The anomaly of Covid-19: Living in an in-between space

The coronavirus pandemic, and ensuing variants, mean we can’t make plans without the prospect of last-minute cancellations. But there’s precious little we can do about it The post The anomaly of Covid-19: Living in an in-between space appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Black and south Asian people in UK urged to get jabs to cut higher Covid death rates

Disparity with white people who have lower death rate relative to infection rate suspected to be due to slower vaccine uptakeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have urged unvaccinated Black and south Asian people to get their Covid jabs after new data revealed hospitalisations and deaths are higher in those groups, despite infection rates being lower than in white people.Infections were higher in many Black and Asian groups during Britain’s first two waves of Cov...
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