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Long COVID symptoms may depend on the variant a person contracted

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Italian researchers suggested that individuals who were infected with the alpha variant of the virus displayed different emotional and neurological symptoms compared to those who were infected with the original form ...

Fauci warns Americans could face more lockdowns amid spread of new COVID-19 variant

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Fauci, who also serves as an adviser to President Biden, said the BA.2 subvariant could soon increase the rate of infections in America. He suggested that Americans should "be able to pivot" back and forth between a ...

‘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...

Monitor the COVID ‘stealth variant,’ but don’t let the name scare you, experts say

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"You could say they're like brothers in the same family," said Cameron Wolfe, an associate professor of medicine and infectious disease specialist at Duke University School of Medicine.   "There are some subtle diffe...

Grammys postpone awards ceremony over omicron COVID variant concerns

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The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances. The Recording Academy said it made the decision to postpone the ceremony "after careful consideration and analysis w...

Singer Omarion says he’s definitely not a variant

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Ever since the latest variant of Covid-19, Omicron, has gained ground in the US, jokes calling it the "Omarion" variant, after the R&B singer, have been rampant. But Omarion is taking the jokes in stride. "Hi, t...

‘Your World’ on US economy, COVID-19 omicron variant

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new year in Times Square, while, on Wall Street, they are ringing up big gains for 2021, the markets soaring this year, despite the pandemic and high inflation, the S&P 500 finishing out the year up about 27 per...

COVID-19 omicron variant brings gloom into the new year

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Several countries are considering more restrictions to add to the patchwork of lockdowns and other measures already in place around Europe.  And the top U.S. infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned on Mo...

Why you should upgrade your mask as the Omicron variant spreads

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As the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread, some experts say it's past time to reconsider your face mask options -- especially if you're still wearing the cloth variety. "Cloth masks a...

Massachusetts college tells students to ‘stay in room’ due to coronavirus omicron variant

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According to the Emerson College website, under the "stay in room directive" issued by the university, students living on-campus are asked to only leave their room in limited situations. "The campus will operate in a...

Star-studded Governors Awards postponed over coronavirus, omicron variant concerns

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New plans will be announced at a later date, an academy spokesperson said Wednesday. The untelevised but always star-studded event was scheduled for Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. The Academy of Motion Picture Art...

NHL players will not participate in 2022 Beijing Olympics amid rise of Omicron variant of COVID-19

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement that the participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics "is no longer feasible" after a league-wide outbreak has forced the NHL to briefly postpone the season. ENES FREEDO...

CDC: Omicron coronavirus variant now behind 73% of new cases

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Estimates for the week ending Dec. 18 indicate that omicron is behind 73.2% of total new cases, compared to 26.6% for the Delta variant, the data shows.  In the week before, only 12.6% of positive tests were a result...

COVID-19 omicron variant: Booster shots are critical to fighting the virus

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"Everything is riskier now because omicron is so much more contagious," said Dr. S. Wesley Long, who directs the testing lab at Houston Methodist Hospital — and over the past week has canceled numerous plans to avoid...

Long lines for Covid-19 testing as Omicron variant looms

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The lines for Covid-19 testing are long from New York to Miami-Dade County again, and good luck finding an at-home test in some parts of the country. As the Omicron variant spreads faster than any other coronavirus...

Blaming omicron variant, NHL resumes daily COVID-19 testing

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The enhanced protocols will be put into effect immediately and last through Jan. 1 with an evaluation of their impact no later than Jan. 7. The move follows discussions between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association as...

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