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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plan to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with the emergence of the Omicron variant, during his visit to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., December 2, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden on Thursday said his plan to fight Covid during the
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US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 vaccine shots administered in the US in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is tightening travel rules to and within the U.S., requiring all in-bound international passengers to test for Covid within
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SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific struggled for direction in Thursday trade, as concerns over the economic impact of the omicron Covid variant continue to weigh on investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.38%, reversing earlier losses. Shares of Razer in the city, however, dropped more than 12% in choppy trade. The company said
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Maxym Marusenko | NurPhoto | Getty Images Hospitalizations are rising across South Africa, but it’s still too early to know whether the omicron variant is driving an increase in severe Covid-19 cases, according to the World Health Organization. Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid technical lead for the WHO, said Wednesday that some patients infected with omicron
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — In her first day facing questions from the prosecution, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes admitted that she tried to get News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing titled Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response, in Dirksen Building on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Americans need to be
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In this article BA DAL UAL HLT Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through the international arrivals hall after arriving at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Boeing, airlines and other travel stocks tumbled on Friday after several European and Asian countries announced new travel restrictions from southern
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In this article XRP.CM= ETH.CM= BTC.CM= Bitcoin prices fell sharply amid the global sell-off in equities. Luke MacGregor  | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin fell sharply alongside other assets on Friday, hitting a seven-week low and officially entering bear market territory. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency sank nearly 8% in the last 24 hours to $54,315,
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In this article PFE BNTX A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech are investigating the new, heavily mutated variant of the virus that causes Covid-19, the companies said Friday morning. “We understand the concern of experts and have immediately initiated investigations on variant B.1.1.529,” the companies said. Pfizer and BioNTech said
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A nurse prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children for distribution in Montreal, Quebec on November 24, 2021. ANDREJ IVANOV | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Friday assigned the Greek letter Omicron to a newly identified Covid variant in South Africa. The U.N. health agency recognized the strain, previously referred to
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A man enters the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 15, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Sean Gallup | Getty Images The World Health Organization will meet on Friday to discuss a new heavily-mutated variant of Covid-19. The variant known as B.1.1.529 has been detected in small numbers in South Africa, WHO officials
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RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the
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BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz. Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s Covid-19 crisis continues to rock the nation with the grim news on Thursday that the total number of deaths has now surpassed 100,000. The country’s
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters The World Health Organization is urging the public to practice Covid mitigation tactics –
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Biden administration on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately lift an order halting its Covid vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses, warning that delaying
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