A new report offers more evidence that the Omicron variant may cause mild illness but authors say it's still too early to be sure

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 A study in South Africa showed the Omicron variant may only lead to mild illness.  However, the study has not been peer-reviewed and looked at only a small sample.  Researchers caution against using it to predict the overall severity of the new variant.  A study from doctors at the Steve Biko/Tshwane District Hospital Complex in ...
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Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19, according to a new report

Former President Donald Trump leaving the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump's blood oxygen level plunged to a dangerous low when he had COVID-19 last year, The New York Times reported.Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff, revealed the detail in his new book titled "The Chief's Chief."The detail comes in stark contradiction to Trump's d...
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California warehouse fire leached chemicals into a nearby channel, releasing a 'rotten egg' smell that some residents say is making them sick

Carson City Council Member Jawane Hilton, Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes, and California State Sen. Steven Bradford discuss the foul odor at a press conference on October 25, 2021.Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Carson, California, smelled like rotten eggs for two months due to elevated hydrogen sulfide levels. The stench likely originated with a September fire that leached chemicals into a nearby waterway. Local residents attribute headaches, nausea, and trouble breathing to the nox...
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Mesmerizing photos of this year's only total solar eclipse show a rare crescent sunrise over Antarctica

Chilean and US scientists watch a total solar eclipse from the Union Glacier in Antarctica on December 4, 2021.Felipe Trueba/Imagen Chile/AFP via Getty Images A total solar eclipse blackened skies above Antarctica and the Southern Ocean on Saturday. Photographers traveled to Antarctica to watch the moon block the sun and cast its shadow on Earth. Their photos show a crescent sun rising above the sea, then becoming a dark sphere ringed in light. A black sun reigned over Antarctica briefly on S...
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Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

US scientists say users of sildenafil – the generic name for Viagra – are 69% less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-usersViagra could be a useful treatment against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a US study.Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of age-related dementia, affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Despite mounting numbers of cases, however, there is currently no effective treatment. Continue reading...
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64 of 150 guests tested positive for Omicron after a high school lunch in Denmark, the latest in a string of spreading events

A COVID-19 test at O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, one of the first places where Omicron was identified, on November 28, 2021.Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images 64 of 150 people tested positive for Omicron after a Christmas lunch, authorities told Insider. More than 1,000 more were potentially exposed after the November 27 event, Danish officials said.  It is not yet clear how transmissible Omicron is or whether it causes more severe symptoms. Sixty-four people tested positi...
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From South Africa to freezing Birmingham. Welcome to my £2,285 quarantine world | Carla Stout

I’m stuck in a hotel for 10 days, under a system that is disorganised and shockingly expensiveI am writing this on day zero, having arrived at my government-designated quarantine hotel after 24 hours of travel. I need to isolate in my room for 10 days and 11 nights. It is, to put it mildly, a bit of a dump: a tired, chipped Formica table, sagging curtains, freezing cold. For this, I paid £2,285.So what is that like? Sitting in this room, I just want to burst into tears. My despair is exacerbated...
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COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the US, with more than 100,000 new cases per day

member of the medical team holds up a used swab from a PCR test at Gatwick Airport on November 27, 2020 in London, England.Leon Neal/Getty Images New COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since October, according to the CDC.  The 7-day average rolling as of December 3 was reported at 106,132 new cases. The spike in cases comes as the US continues to grapple with the Delta variant and is bracing for the newest Omicron variant's spread. New COVID-19 cases in the United States are...
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The Omicron variant appeared to spread between two fully vaccinated people in separate hotel rooms in Hong Kong, early research suggests

Paul Biris/Getty Omicron appears to have infected two fully vaccinated men who were staying in separate rooms in a Hong Kong quarantine hotel. Researchers published the early findings in a letter in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. "Airborne transmission across the corridor is the most probable mode of transmission," the research said. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to have spread between two fully vaccinated people who were staying in separate rooms across a hall in ...
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Medics slam Rep. Matt Gaetz for saying COVID-19 is the best way to protect against getting COVID-19

Rep. Matt Gaetz.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz told OAN that getting COVID-19 provides the best protection against catching it. Data shows that unvaccinated people are more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people. Critics slammed Gaetz's comments, with one doctor saying: "His words are killing people." ​​Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has been criticized after he cast doubt on the need for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that contracting the virus gives t...
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Punjab PSC Analyst Vacancy Recruitment 2021

The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) invites applications through Online  Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the following Sarkari Naukri Govt. Job vacancy posts of Analysts (Group-B) in the Department of Cooperation of Government of Punjab. (Advt. No. 202145). ( = || []).push({}); Punjab PSC Analyst Recruitment 2021 Vacancies Analyst: 10 vacancies for Department of... Please Click on the Title to...
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Fauci says early data on the Omicron variant is 'encouraging' but we don't yet truly know how deadly it is

Dr. Anthony Fauci.AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that South Africa's initial data on Omicron is "a bit encouraging." However, the top US medical doctor said it's too early to determine if the new variant is less deadly than Delta. Boosters were "critical" for the US to handle both variants, Fauci said. Early data from South Africa on the new Omicron coronavirus variant is "encouraging," Dr. Anthony Fauci has said.However, it's too early to tell if...
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MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired

MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory The post MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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‘Travel apartheid’: Nigeria condemns England’s Covid red list

Nigerian high commissioner hits out as arrivals into UK face quarantine in effort to contain Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNigeria’s inclusion on England’s red list after cases of the Omicron Covid variant were linked to travel from the country has been condemned as “travel apartheid”.People arriving in the UK from Nigeria have to spend 10 days in hotel quarantine at a cost of £2,285 and have two negative PCR test results, as part of measures that cam...
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The big idea: How much do we really want to know about our genes?

Genetic data will soon be accessible like never before. The implications for our health are hugeWhile at the till in a clothes shop, Ruby received a call. She recognised the woman’s voice as the genetic counsellor she had recently seen, and asked if she could try again in five minutes. Ruby paid for her clothes, went to her car, and waited alone. Something about the counsellor’s voice gave away what was coming.The woman called back and said Ruby’s genetic test results had come in. She did indeed...
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