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COVID Cases Spike as Questions Remain About Omicron’s Threat

Dec. 17, 2021 — Top infectious disease officials expect a surge of COVID-19 cases after the holidays and say Omicron will soon take over as the dominant strain in the United States.The best way to stay protected is by getting vaccinated and boosted, they say.“For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness…

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U.S. Says Omicron Cases Are Likely to Rise

Coronavirus “What we don’t yet know is how transmissible it will be, how well our vaccines will work, whether it will lead to more severe disease.” A new rapid COVID-19 testing site for international arriving passengers opened in the Tom Bradley International Terminal after Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the omicron variant…

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More Cases of Omicron Coronavirus Variant Are Popping up across the Globe

The newest variant of coronavirus, the omicron variant, has continued to pop up in countries all over the world.According to the Associated Press, the omicron variant was identified last week by researchers in South Africa, but experts do not yet know if it is more contagious or more likely to cause serious illness. They are…

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No cases of new omicron Covid variant in the U.S. have been detected, CDC says

Pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine sit on a table at National Jewish Health on Nov. 3, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images NewsThe U.S. has not found any cases of the new omicron Covid variant so far, the CDC said late Friday, referring to a heavily mutated strain of the virus…

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COVID Cases Hit Records in Europe, Prompting Booster Shot Rethink

BRUSSELS/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections broke records on Wednesday in parts of Europe, once again the epicentre of a pandemic which has prompted new curbs on movement and made health experts think again about booster vaccination shots. Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary all reported new highs in daily infections as winter grips the continent…

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The Best iPhone 13 Pro Max Cases of 2021

Karlis Dambrans/Shutterstock.com Happy Holidays! This article is part of our Holiday 2021 Gift Guide where you can find the best-of-the-best recommendations from How-To Geek, LifeSavvy, and Review Geek to help you pick the perfect gift for everyone on your list! What to Look for in an iPhone Case in 2021 Choosing a case to protect…

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Vibrio cases prompt raw oyster warning in South Australia

Dozens of illnesses have been reported in two Australian states linked to the consumption of oysters in the past couple of months. In total, 36 Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections from eating raw oysters have been notified since September 2021 in South Australia, compared to none in 2020 and eight cases in 2019. In Western Australia, there…

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Fewer cases of children’s cancer picked up during COVID pandemic

Dr Defne Saatci. Credit: Defne Saatci/NCRI A study of cancer in children and young adults in England has found that fewer patients were diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research, presented at the NCRI Festival, also shows that children who were diagnosed with cancer during the first wave of the pandemic were more likely to…

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The best iPad Pro cases to clothe your productivity partner

Whether you are planning to buy a new Apple iPad Pro or are already a happy owner, the biggest risk you can take is using your tablet sans protection. Buying a case is a small expense of major importance with such a big investment. A full-sized Apple tablet can be more expensive than some laptop…

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As COVID Cases Fall, Halloween Brings More Fun and Less Fear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. PHOENIX (AP) — Witches and warlocks, ghosts and ghouls can breathe a little easier this year: Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are generally on the decline, and trick-or-treaters can feel safer collecting candy. And while a new poll indicates Halloween participation…