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In the United States, more than 20 people have tested positive for omicron. Here’s what we know about the cases so far

A COVID-19 testing facility is announced at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMore...

WHO says omicron Covid variant has been detected in 38 countries, early data suggests more contagious than delta

Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesThe World Health Organization said on Friday that the omicron Covid-19 variant had been detected in...

Biden says he doesn’t want lockdown and won’t extend vaccine mandates to fight Covid this winter

President Joe Biden said on Thursday that his plan to fight Covid during the winter months would not include further lockdowns or an extension...

New York City Authorities Confirm 5 Omicron Covid Variant Cases in New York Metropolitan Area

A sign outside a hospital announces COVID-19 testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesAuthorities in New York...

Minnesota Reports Second U.S. Case of Omicron Covid in Resident Who Went to New York

A sign outside a hospital announces COVID-19 testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMinnesota public health officials...

America’s first omicron patient has been fully vaccinated and has mild symptoms of Covid, officials say

Governor Gavin Newsom answers questions during a press conference on COVID-19 vaccination and housing for homeless veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Medical...

WHO says hospitalizations for Covid in South Africa are increasing, but it is too early to know the severity of omicron

Maxym Marusenko | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesHospitalizations are increasing across South Africa, but it is still too early to know whether the...

FDA Advisory Panel narrowly approves Merck’s Covid oral treatment pill, despite reduced efficacy and safety questions

The medicinal pill is seen with the Merck logo and the words "Molnupiravir" and "COVID-19" displayed on a background screen in this illustrative photo...

Fauci says omicron Covid variant has already been found in 20 countries, but not yet in the United States

In this photo illustration, a hand holding a medical syringe with words that say the omicron variant covid-19 in the background.Rafael Henrique | ...

CDC Says All Adults ‘Should’ Get Booster Shot Amid Concerns About Omicron Covid Variant

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky Makes Opening Statement at Senate Hearing on Health, Education, Work and Pensions on "Next...

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