Covid: Christmas flights cancelled and new curbs amid Omicron spread

Covid: Christmas flights cancelled and new curbs amid Omicron spread

This post was originally published on this siteMillions face travel disruption and more restrictions as Omicron upends Christmas plans worldwide.

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Jobless Claims Trending Near Historic Lows Despite Omicron Concerns

Jobless Claims Trending Near Historic Lows Despite Omicron Concerns

This post was originally published on this siteEconomists estimate new unemployment applications in the week ended Dec. 18 held just above a five-decade low, but say layoffs could pick up in the weeks ahead.

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Biden says US ‘prepared’ for Omicron as Israel calls for 4th shots

Biden says US ‘prepared’ for Omicron as Israel calls for 4th shots

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden on Tuesday told Americans worried about the rapidly spreading Omicron coronavirus variant that the country was “prepared” to fight it, as Israel — which pioneered the use of Covid vaccine boosters — announced fourth shots for those over 60...

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Christmas Travel Rebounds Despite Official Handwringing About Omicron

Christmas Travel Rebounds Despite Official Handwringing About Omicron

This post was originally published on this site  Millions of Americans are traveling home for Christmas this year, despite official handwringing about the need for caution in the face of the new omicron variant. On December 20, some 2.1 million people passed through airport checkpoints according to the Transportation Security...

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Moderna vaccine needs only ‘minor adjustments’ for omicron, CEO says

Moderna vaccine needs only ‘minor adjustments’ for omicron, CEO says

This post was originally published on this siteModerna Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel said on Tuesday that the vaccine maker hopes to begin clinical trials for a booster shot to protect against the omicron variant of COVID-19 early next year.”It only needs minor adjustments for…

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Dr. Fauci issues new warning over the omicron variant

Dr. Fauci issues new warning over the omicron variant

This post was originally published on this site  Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, listens during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The contagious omicron variant has been...

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DC to reimpose indoor mask mandate after COVID infections rise

DC to reimpose indoor mask mandate after COVID infections rise

This post was originally published on this siteWashington D.C. will reimpose an indoor mask mandate and expand a vaccine mandate for city employees, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Monday.The mask requirement for indoor public spaces will take effect on Tuesday and remain in place through…

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‘Our best defense’: Pfizer says third dose of its COVID vaccine protects against omicron

‘Our best defense’: Pfizer says third dose of its COVID vaccine protects against omicron

This post was originally published on this siteA third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to be as effective against omicron as two doses were against the original variant.     

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