Omicron cases have been “extremely mild” so far, South African doctor says

Medical staff prepare for Covid-19 tests on November 28 in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in northeastern China. (Zhang Hechang/VCG/Getty Images) China has locked down several cities near its northern border with Mongolia, following several outbreaks of Covid-19. The largest outbreak was in the Inner Mongolian city of Manchuli, a crucial land port for … Read more

Barbados celebrates the beginning of a republic

Dancers perform at Heroes Arena in Bridgetown, Barbados, prior to the Presidential Opening Ceremony on Monday, November 29. Jonathan Brady / PA Images / Getty Images Updated at 5:42AM ET, Tuesday November 30, 2021 Dancers perform at Heroes Arena in Bridgetown, Barbados, prior to the Presidential Opening Ceremony on Monday, November 29. Jonathan Brady / … Read more

Omicron Covid-19 variant puts world on edge

Hong Kong has tightened quarantine restrictions on arrivals from some African countries after the emergence of the Omicron variant. As of Tuesday, four African countries have been added to the list of high-risk locations with special additional quarantine requirements: Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia. Hong Kong residents traveling from these four countries must spend seven … Read more

NASA astronauts prepare for spacewalk just weeks after Russian satellite strike created debris field

Dr. Thomas Marshbourne and Kayla Barron are scheduled to begin their spacewalk at 7:10 a.m. ET, and the spacewalk is expected to last approximately six and a half hours. The astronauts will replace the S-band antenna sub-assembly with a spare part already installed outside the space station. S-band radio frequencies are used to transmit low-speed … Read more

These are the countries that have found Omicron cases so far

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during an event in the South Courtroom of the White House Complex in Washington, D.C., on November 22 (Susan Walsh/AP/File) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify on Tuesday that the Omicron variant threatens the US economic recovery. Much is still unknown about Omicron. However, if that … Read more

Omicron variant cases spread and countries rush to impose travel bans

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during an event in the South Courtroom of the White House Complex in Washington, D.C., on November 22 (Susan Walsh/AP/File) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify on Tuesday that the Omicron variant threatens the US economic recovery. Much is still unknown about Omicron. However, if that … Read more

Pfizer expected to seek FDA authorization for boosters for those ages 16 and 17

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during an event in the South Courtroom of the White House Complex in Washington, D.C., on November 22 (Susan Walsh/AP/File) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify on Tuesday that the Omicron variant threatens the US economic recovery. Much is still unknown about Omicron. However, if that … Read more

No evidence right now Omicron is more severe but more information is still needed

Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at a clinic on October 1, in San Rafael, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced recommendations for booster doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the United States on Monday, saying all adults should be boosted … Read more

Biden’s three messages about the new Omicron variant

US President Joe Biden, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci (right), delivers remarks to provide an update on the Omicron variant in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 29, 2021 (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) President Biden emphasized three messages in his address to Americans about the new alternative to the Corona … Read more

President Biden will speak about the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and the Omicron variant

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins told CNN reporter Jim Sciutto Monday that the Omicron variant should be taken seriously, but it is not yet known whether it will outperform the delta variant in the United States. “What we know, it has a lot of mutations, more than 50, and that’s a new record,” Collins said … Read more