UK Covid live: NHS England says acceleration of booster jab rollout will begin ‘by December 13’ | World news

UK Covid live: NHS England says acceleration of booster jab rollout will begin ‘by December 13’ |  World news

We can confirm that two members of Oxford University have tested positive for Covid-19 and that the Omicron variant is suspected. The individuals are now isolating in accordance with government guidance and their close contacts have been notified and isolating as well. The university works closely with the public health authorities and follows their advice. … Read more

Fiction: Pandemic Plots – WSJ

Fiction: Pandemic Plots – WSJ

I will admit that I’m a little scared of the onslaught of Covid-19 fiction coming our way in the coming years. Novelists have long been preoccupied with the topics of illness and grief, and they have a disposition, born of lonely experience, for depictions of isolation. The parts are in place for a staggering amount … Read more

November was likely to experience strong job growth, but the Omicron threat is weaving

November was likely to experience strong job growth, but the Omicron threat is weaving

Lower Covid-19 case numbers likely helped propel the U.S. economy and drove strong job growth in November, economists say, but the new Omicron variant could jeopardize this progress. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate that employers added 573,000 jobs in November, roughly on a par with October. Unemployment is expected to tick down … Read more

UK Covid live: ‘keep calm and move on’ with Christmas plans, says minister despite high case figures | World news

UK Covid live: ‘keep calm and move on’ with Christmas plans, says minister despite high case figures |  World news

The British were today urged to “stay calm and continue with your Christmas plans” – despite the fact that Britain has registered the highest cases since July. Oliver Dowden, the Conservative party chairman, said people should keep going to pubs and restaurants, as he claimed the government has so far taken “adequate” action against the … Read more

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown on unvaccinated people – POLITICO

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown on unvaccinated people – POLITICO

BERLIN – The German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states on Thursday imposed a ban on people who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus. “Today we spoke of an act of national solidarity,” said outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that restrictions – including some lighter ones on the vaccinated – are required … Read more

Hochul: Long Islander among 5 cases of omicron variant found in the state of NY

Hochul: Long Islander among 5 cases of omicron variant found in the state of NY

Five cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in New York State, with four cases in New York City and one in Suffolk County, Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday night. The Long Island case is a 67-year-old woman who recently returned from South Africa, Hochul said at a joint news briefing with … Read more

Unvaccinated workers in the state of Nevada must pay insurance premiums

Unvaccinated workers in the state of Nevada must pay insurance premiums

Government workers enrolled in government employee health care plans in Nevada will be charged up to $ 55 a month if they are not vaccinated By SAM METZ AP / Report for America December 3, 2021 at 01:42 • 4 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada will … Read more

Researchers studying Omicron in South Africa are seeing an increase in Covid-19 reinfections

Researchers studying Omicron in South Africa are seeing an increase in Covid-19 reinfections

Researchers in South Africa, which tracks the spread of Omicron, said on Thursday that they see an increase in corona re-infections in people who had recovered from Covid-19, as the country reported another sharp daily increase in new cases. The researchers’ conclusions suggest that previous infection provides less protection against the new variant than against … Read more

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