Vaccine mandate for some health professionals blocked in 10 states | Coronavirus

A federal judge in Missouri issued an injunction Monday that partially blocks the Biden administration from implementing a vaccine mandate for certain health professionals. The judge’s injunction, which concerns the 10 states that have brought the case, downplayed the effectiveness of the vaccines, saying the “public would suffer little or no harm from maintaining the … Read more

World is on high alert over Omicron coronavirus variant | Medicine

The Dutch health authorities are investigating whether 61 people traveling from South Africa who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday were infected with the new and possibly more transmissible coronavirus variant known as Omicron. The World Health Organization (WHO) said late Friday that early evidence suggests the Omicron variant, first identified in South Africa, could … Read more

What we know about the Omicron variant | Medicine

A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has sparked a new round of travel restrictions around the world and raised concerns about what might be next in the pandemic. The World Health Organization on Friday designated the species, now called Omicron, as a variant of concern and said multiple … Read more

A new Covid-19 variant with a high number of mutations leads to travel bans and worries scientists | Medicine

The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a strong response around the world, with a number of countries banning travelers from several South African countries. Currently known as B.1.1.529, the newly identified variant has now been detected further afield in Botswana, Hong Kong and … Read more

A new Covid-19 variant with a high number of mutations leads to travel bans and worries scientists | Nation & World News

The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a strong response around the world, with a number of countries banning travelers from several South African countries. The newly identified variant, currently known as B.1.1.529, appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of South Africa and … Read more