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No cases of new omicron Covid variant in the U.S. so far, CDC says

Pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine sit on a table at National Jewish Health on Nov. 3, 2021 in…

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Vaccine makers move quickly against new omicron Covid variant, testing already under way

The world’s major manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines said Friday that they are working to quickly investigate and adapt their shots…

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

Boeing, airlines and other travel stocks tumbled on Friday after several European and Asian countries announced new travel restrictions from…

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A heavily mutated Covid variant emerges in southern Africa: Here’s what we know so far

The World Health Organization on Friday labeled a new heavily mutated strain of Covid-19 a variant of concern. “This variant…

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Fauci says U.S. in ‘active communication’ with South African scientists about Covid variant

White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci gives his opening statement before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing…

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WHO labels new Covid strain, named Omicron, a ‘variant of concern’, citing possible increased reinfection risk

A nurse prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children for distribution in Montreal, Quebec on November 24, 2021. ANDREJ IVANOV…

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India’s Serum Institute resumes vaccine exports to COVAX

The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, has resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX…

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Bitcoin enters bear market territory as risk assets plunge on new Covid variant

Bitcoin prices fell sharply amid the global sell-off in equities. Luke MacGregor  | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin fell sharply…

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New Covid variant roils global markets with oil sinking 5%

Registered Nurse Savanah Wagstaff watches as Aliza Burns, a nursing student at Brigham Young University–Idaho, treats a coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…

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South African rand takes a hit on fears of new Covid variant with many mutations

South African rand. RapidEye | iStock | Getty Images The South African rand on Friday fell sharply against the dollar…

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