Biden administration assigns military health workers to COVID-19 danger zones

The U.S. is deploying 1,000 military health workers to six U.S. states beginning next week to help hospitals overwhelmed by a surge in omicron-related COVID-19 cases, President Joe Biden said Thursday. Joe Biden Teams of seven to 25 military doctors, nurses, and other personnel will begin arriving in Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, … Continue reading Biden administration assigns military health workers to COVID-19 danger zones

New Research: Omicron less severe than Delta variant

People with Omicron are significantly less likely to develop severe symptoms, according to new analysis by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) released on Thursday. Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Early results suggest people are 30 to 45 per cent less likely to go to A&E if they are infected with Omicron rather than … Continue reading New Research: Omicron less severe than Delta variant

EU countries considering new Omicron measures as Biden calls up military medics

Countries across Europe considered new curbs on movement on Tuesday while U.S. President Joe Biden called on military medics to support hospitals and fight the Omicron variant sweeping the world days before the second Christmas of the pandemic. Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com Omicron infections are multiplying across Europe, the United States and Asia, … Continue reading EU countries considering new Omicron measures as Biden calls up military medics

U.S. to reduce COVID-19 quarantine period amid Omicron surge

U.S. health authorities are considering reducing the 10-day recommended quarantine period for Americans who test positive for COVID-19 as the Omicron variant tears across the country, White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday. Anthony Fauci A spike in COVID-19 cases is alarming public health officials who fear an explosion of infections following social … Continue reading U.S. to reduce COVID-19 quarantine period amid Omicron surge

OMICRON Travel Restrictions: Nigerian students threaten to shut down foreign embassies

he National Association of Nigerian Students has given the British Mission in Nigeria 72 hours to rescind its decision to pause the issuance and processing of visas to Nigerians over the discovery of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NANS gave the ultimatum during its protest at the British Deputy … Continue reading OMICRON Travel Restrictions: Nigerian students threaten to shut down foreign embassies

Value of crypto sharing name with Omicron soars 900%, outperforming Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and global markets were sent into a tailspin following the emergence of the fast-spreading Omicron COVID-19 variant. Photo by David McBee on Pexels.com But one relatively new crypto named Omicron has seen a massive spike. Bn Monday, the token OMIC surged by 945 per cent since Saturday to reach … Continue reading Value of crypto sharing name with Omicron soars 900%, outperforming Bitcoin

Nursing unions urge WTO to release vaccine patents as Omicron spreads

Nursing unions from 28 countries have called on the United Nations to support a temporary waiver on patents for COVID-19 vaccines, and warned of a "crisis of global vaccine apartheid" that could lead to more new variants like Omicron and Delta spreading around the world. Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels.com In a letter sent on … Continue reading Nursing unions urge WTO to release vaccine patents as Omicron spreads

Global Bitcoin price drops amid fears of new Omicron variant

Bitcoin tumbled almost 8 per cent on Friday after the discovery of a new, potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant now called Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, fell as much as 7.8 per cent to $54,377 (about €48,000), its lowest since October 12. It was … Continue reading Global Bitcoin price drops amid fears of new Omicron variant

Keira Knightley and family infected with COVID-19

Keira Knightley and her family have COVID-19. Keira_Knightley The Pirates of the Caribbean actress shared the health update in an interview with the Telegraph's Stella magazine.  "I’ve got COVID and I’m feeling pretty rubbish," the 36-year-old told the British outlet. Knightley, who said she's double vaccinated, has been quarantining at home in London, where her husband, musician James Righton, and two … Continue reading Keira Knightley and family infected with COVID-19