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The Omicron variant is now the most common coronavirus variant in the US, the CDC says

CDC headquarters.Tami Chappell/Reuters The Omicron variant is now the most common coronavirus variant in the US, the CDC announced Monday.Federal officials said the variant, which is highly transmissible, accounts for 73% of recent confirmed cases in the US, the Associated Press reported. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said early data has shown that the Omicron variant may cause less severe disease.This story is developing. Please check back for updates. Read the original article on Business I...
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WHO chief warns over festive gatherings: ‘An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled’

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Omicron is infecting people who have been vaccinated and could double its infections every 1.5 to three daysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that holiday festivities would in many places lead to “increased cases, overwhelmed health systems and more deaths” and urged people to postpone gatherings.“An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said...
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Crowd boos Trump after he reveals he took Covid booster

Trump once again claimed credit for producing the vaccine, saying vaccine wariness was ‘playing into the hands’ of his opponentsDonald Trump revealed he received a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd of his supporters in Dallas.The former president made the disclosure on Sunday night during the final stop of The History Tour, a live interview show he has been doing with the former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Continue reading...
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WHO director recommends you cancel or postpone holiday events amid COVID-19 surge: 'Better than a life canceled'

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images The World Health Organization's director-general recommended on Monday that people cancel or postpone their holiday events as the new Omicron variant drives a spike in COVID-19 cases. "An event canceled is better than a life canceled," Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press ...
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ER doctors say this COVID wave is forcing them to deny treatment to other patients, who are dying as a result: 'Every shift is like the worst shift of my career.'

A team of critical care nurses and assistants treat a critically-ill COVID-19 patient on December 8, 2021, at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via Getty Images Top ER doctors in several states say they're being forced to refuse life-saving emergency care to patients. Around 30-40% of their beds are tied up with COVID-19 cases. "We say 'no' day after day," one ER doctor said. "And that's led to preventable deaths." There is no...
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ER doctors say this COVID-19 wave is forcing them to deny treatment to other patients who can die as a result: 'Every shift I'm working these days is like the worst shift in my career'

A team of critical-care nurses and assistants treat a COVID-19 patient on December 8 at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via Getty Images Top ER doctors in several states say they're being forced to refuse life-saving care to patients. About 30 to 40% of their beds are tied up with COVID-19 cases. "We say no day after day," one ER doctor said. "And that's led to preventable deaths." There is not enough room for all the sick and injur...
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UK Covid live: Johnson says he must ‘reserve possibility of taking further action’ after 91,743 new cases

Government mulls new measures to curb Omicron amid second highest daily case toll of pandemic, as hospitalisations in London rise ‘quite steeply’What Covid rules are being considered to tackle Omicron in England?Man next to Johnson in No 10 garden ‘has no role in party inquiry’Global coronavirus updates – liveIn an interview with broadcasters this morning Keir Starmer said Boris Johnson should produce a plan for dealing with Covid. Labour was ready to support further measures, he said. But the g...
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2021 Wrapped: Science

From questionable Covid treatments to life-saving inventions and discoveries about the natural world – medical editor Melissa Davey and science writer Donna Lu talk to Laura Murphy-Oates about the best and worst science stories of 2021You can also read: Continue reading...
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Paleoborrows: tunnels left by giant sloths or armadillos

Paleoburrows are the vernacular architecture of extinct megafauna. With enough headroom for the average-height human, the giant sloth tunnels of Brazil speak to the industry of their creators. Once Professor Frank got a taste of one tunnel, he went looking for more and was shocked to see just how many were laying in plain sight. — Read the rest
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Moderna says its booster significantly increases antibody levels against the Omicron variant

Care worker Jen Madghachian receives her COVID-19 booster vaccination at the MedMart pharmacy in Borehamwood, England, on October 04, 2021.Karwai Tang/Getty Images Moderna said its booster vaccine increases neutralizing antibody levels against Omicron. New data shows a 50 microgram dose of the booster increases the level of antibodies 37-fold. The company is now developing an Omicron-specific vaccine.  Moderna said Monday that a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine significantly increases antib...
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Moderna says booster produces strong antibody response to Omicron

Pharmaceuticals firm says third dose of its Covid vaccine increases antibodies against variant by 37-foldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pharmaceuticals company Moderna has said a booster dose of its Covid vaccine appeared to protect against the fast-spreading Omicron variant in laboratory testing and that the current version will continue to beits “first line of defence against Omicron”.The decision to focus on the current vaccine, mRNA-1273, was driven in part b...
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Contact with nature in cities reduces loneliness, study shows

Loneliness is significant mental health concern and can raise risk of death by 45%, say scientistsContact with nature in cities significantly reduces feelings of loneliness, according to a team of scientists.Loneliness is a major public health concern, their research shows, and can raise a person’s risk of death by 45% – more than air pollution, obesity or alcohol abuse. Continue reading...
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