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Philadelphia reimposes indoor mask mandate in response to rising omicron BA.2 cases

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"Recently we've been watching COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in several European countries and some places in the US, and now were starting to see cases here in Philadelphia rise," Philadelphia Health Commi...

Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the US, CDC says

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The highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the United States, causing an estimated 54.9% of all new Covid-19 infections last week, according to new data from the US Cente...

Fast-spreading COVID-19 omicron type revives questions about opening up

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Health authorities are examining whether the subvariant of omicron, known as BA.2, could extend the length of COVID-19 waves that have peaked recently in Europe, Japan and some other places. "We’re looking not only a...

Omicron continued to disrupt work and families’ lives even as Covid-19 cases dropped

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Millions of Americans remained out of work because they or a loved one were sick with coronavirus symptoms in late January and early February, even as the number of cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 fell. Som...

MSNBC analyst argues omicron ‘more severe’ in children than adults

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On Wednesday, Feigl-Ding appeared on "The Mehdi Hassan Show" on Peacock to discuss the rollback of mask mandates in some Democrat-run states. Although even CNN contributor Dr. Leana Wen has suggested this may be the ...

Omicron may be mild, but it’s still adding to many Americans’ financial stress

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While the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is not upending the nation's economy like the virus did at the start of the pandemic, it has wreaked havoc on millions of Americans' ability to work and pay their bills. ...

A teacher’s plea for help amid Omicron

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Jami Cole is a fifth-grade teacher in Oklahoma. She runs the Facebook group Oklahoma Edvocates. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. I wake up eager to get to school in the m...

‘Stealth’ omicron variant BA.2 circulating in almost half of US, but CDC exercises caution: report

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There are now at least 127 known cases of the subvariant BA.2, otherwise known as the "stealth" variant, circulating in almost half of the United States that international experts suggest is more contagious as omicro...

A humble prediction for what comes after Omicron

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Kent Sepkowitz is a physician and infection control expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. For the fourth time in ...

Omicron surge hits Czech hospitals hard

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According to figures released by Health Ministry, the number of hospitalized jumped to 1,695 on Monday, up from 1,537 the previous day. It had been declining since Dec 6 when the previous wave, caused by the delta va...

Florida shuts down all monoclonal antibody treatment sites after FDA decision to limit use of certain treatments not proven effective against Omicron

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Florida is closing its monoclonal antibody treatment sites, health officials announced late Monday, citing the US Food and Drug Administration's decision to limit the use of certain versions of the treatments that w...

Washington state reports two cases of omicron subvariant BA.2

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"Two cases of BA.2, a subvariant of omicron, were detected earlier this month in Washington," a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Health told Fox News Digital on Monday. The spokesperson said that health ...

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases. Speaking at a regular Covid-19 news conference, Ardern said h...

Omicron ‘probably’ won’t be prevented by fourth vaccine jab, Israeli researcher says

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Gili Regev-Yochay, an infectious disease expert at Sheba Medical Center, said the fourth jab increases antibodies "even a little bit higher than what we had after the third dose," but the increase is likely not enoug...

Beijing locks down office building with workers still inside after single Omicron case detected

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong At a...

As the Omicron surge continues, parents of young kids hunker down…again

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Birthdays are usually joyous occasions for Bonnie Wiener-Bambara, with daylong parties that involve pampering, dinner and friends. When she turned 47 on January 10, however, the festivities were practically nonexist...

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