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24 Dec, US to lift travel restrictions on eight African countries

The Biden administration announced the restrictions on South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi last month ["]to try and tame the spread["] of the omicron variant. The highly mutated strain has since spread to a number of countries across the globe, including every state[?!] in the U.S.
More than 3000 flights canceled worldwide as airlines cite COVID-19 staffing issues
White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said earlier this week that large gatherings this holiday season are not safe from the coronavirus, even for those fully vaccinated with a booster shot. He also warned that that Christmas travel would increase the spread of the variant even among the fully vaccinated ["with a booster shot"], the BBC reported.
archived 27 days and back again, Mon Dec 6th, 2021
by Cat on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 02:54:35 PM EST
DW | FIRST Omicron death [with, from, while]
We don't know the gender. And the data also doesn't make it clear if this was a SUSPECTED omicron case, or it was certainly shown to be present. So a PCR test was done, but it may not have been, the virus may not have been, actually sequenced. But what we can say is, this patient died WHILE suspected to have omicron.
by Cat on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 02:59:18 PM EST
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