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Covid Omicron

Why you should still try to avoid catching Omicron

A fast-spreading Omicron variant that causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus has fueled the view that COVID-19 poses less of a risk...

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China’s Sinovac Covid-19 booster weaker against Omicron: study

Three doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine do not produce adequate levels of antibodies to fight the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, researchers from...

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S.Africa study suggest ‘positive story’ on Omicron severity: scientist

A new South African study, along with data on hospitalisations and deaths in the country’s fourth wave of Covid infections, suggest that the risk of severe disease...

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Omicron variant spreading at unprecedented rate, warns WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus variant Omicron was spreading at a rate not seen with previous strains and was likely present in most...

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Omicron spreads faster and weakens jabs, says WHO

The Omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible than the Delta strain and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe symptoms according to early data, the...

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Omicron cases so far appear ‘mostly mild’, says EU agency

Story by AFP The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Dec 10 that cases of Omicron so far appear to be “mostly mild”, but cautioned it was still...

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WHO warns Covid variant Omicron risk ‘very high’

The World Health Organization warned Monday the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a “very high” risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion...