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What to know about omicron, the new COVID variant

Omicron could signal a "long-game" evolutionary plan for COVID-19, one in which it becomes ever-present but milder. With more than 26 mutations on the spike protein used for transmission, omicron is two to six times more transmissible than the highly transmissible delta variant. Omicron has now been detected in 19 U.S. states and 50 countries.
2 months ago|Johannesburg, South Africa

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78 are CENTER
L 34%
C 42%
R 24%
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Salon
The New Yorker
CGTN
+5
The Guardian
CBC News
Global News
The Hindu
+52
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Reuters
CTV News
CBS Local
+75
Times of India
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Independent.ie
The Telegraph
+33
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What we know about L.A. County's first case of the Omicron variant

There are currently no indications of a larger outbreak, and officials urge people not to panic, saying they see no need for more restrictions at this time.

2 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
Times of India
Times of IndiaR

How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

The Delta variant remains dominant worldwide, accounting for 99.9% of U.S. cases, and it is not yet clear whether Omicron will be able to displace Delta, said Dr. Graham Snyder, medical director, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

2 months ago|Mumbai, India
BBC News
BBC NewsC

Three key things we now know about Omicron

Professor Willem Hanekom says that the Omicron variant "is spreading extraordinarily fast in South Africa".

1 month ago|United Kingdom
The Guardian
The GuardianL

Omicron: what do we know about the new Covid variant?

Scientists are racing to establish the variant’s transmissibility, effect on immune system and chance of hospitalisation or death

1 month ago|London, United Kingdom
CBC News
CBC NewsL

What we know about the new coronavirus variant omicron

As scientists race to find out more about the recently discovered coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 that the World Health Organization labelled a variant of concern and named omicron Friday, here's what we know about where and when it was identified, why it is causing concern and what countries have done in response.

2 months ago|Canada
Reuters
ReutersC

How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

By Tim Cocks JOHANNESBURG - On Friday Nov. 19, Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs, sequenced the genes on eight coronavirus samples - and got the shock of her life. The samples, tested in the Lancet laboratory, all bore a large number of mutations, especially on the spike protein that the virus uses to enter human cells. "I was quite

2 months ago|United Kingdom
News18 India
News18 IndiaR

Is ‘Vaccine Inequality’ Responsible for New Covid Variant Omicron? Here’s What WHO Has to Say

In South Africa -- where the Omicron variant was first sequenced -- only a quarter of the population has been vaccinated. And is one of the highest inoculation rates on the continent.

2 months ago|India
CTV News
CTV NewsC

What to know about the Omicron variant

Here's what Vancouver Island residents need to know about the latest COVID-19 variant before the holidays.

1 month ago|Toronto, Canada
Global News
Global NewsL

COVID-19: Toronto athlete contracts Omicron variant in South Africa

Connor Emeny, a Toronto athlete attempting to become the youngest person ever to complete Ironman triathlons on six continents, has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after his fourth race in South Africa.

2 months ago|Toronto, Canada
The Hindu
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Watch | All about the new Omicron coronavirus variant

A video on the new coronavirus variant called Omicron or B.1.1.529

2 months ago|India
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185 of these news sources are bias rated
78 are CENTER
L 34%
C 42%
R 24%
CNN
Salon
The New Yorker
CGTN
New York Magazine
Mother Jones
Detroit Metro Times
Cosmopolitan
The Guardian
CBC News
Global News
The Hindu
NDTV
USA Today
Daily Mirror
The Independent
abc News
Hindustan Times
Sydney Morning Herald
+45
BBC News
Reuters
CTV News
CBS Local
CNBC
Associated Press News
IBTimes
News24
RTÉ
The Hill
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+68
Times of India
News18 India
Independent.ie
The Telegraph
Financial Post
Russia Today
National Post
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The Times
Pioneer Press
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+26
Daily Express
The Star Kuala Lumpur
Washington Examiner
OAN
Toronto Sun
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Fox News
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