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World - International
1/22/2022 7:00:17 PM
Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that regularly supply large groups of volunteers are canceling their participation over virus fears.

Life & Style - Health
1/22/2022 3:59:30 PM
Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots

Life & Style - Health
1/22/2022 3:57:30 PM
Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s.

World - International
1/21/2022 2:38:04 PM
Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant causing cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas.

World - International
1/19/2022 7:11:25 PM
The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to US residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.

Egypt - Health
1/19/2022 4:18:33 PM
Anyone who is unvaccinated will not be allowed to enter government facilities in Egypt, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, stressing the importance of enforcing this decision.

World - International
1/18/2022 10:50:26 PM
The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the US are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Features
1/18/2022 9:11:49 PM
The fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 is adding to the burdens that the pandemic has been placing on people’s lives.

World - International
1/18/2022 12:30:03 PM
Japan's government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people.

World - International
1/17/2022 7:45:10 PM
The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19's third wave.

World - International
1/16/2022 5:30:53 PM
A World Health Organization official warned last week of a ``closing window of opportunity'' for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections.

World - International
1/14/2022 6:04:38 PM
The Russian government on Friday chose to delay adopting unpopular legislation restricting access to public places for the unvaccinated, despite an infection surge and warnings from top officials about the spread of the omicron variant.

World - International
1/12/2022 6:57:00 PM
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous -- and especially so for those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

World - International
1/12/2022 2:43:04 PM
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia had two weeks to prepare for a fresh wave of coronavirus infections driven by the Omicron variant after the WHO warned of a surge in Europe.

World - International
1/12/2022 10:16:26 AM
The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second round of COVID-19 testing on all 14 million residents Wednesday following the discovery of 97 cases of the omicron variant during initial screenings that began Sunday.

World - International
1/11/2022 6:07:51 PM
WHO experts warned Tuesday that repeating booster doses of the original Covid vaccines is not a viable strategy against emerging variants and called for new jabs that better protect against transmission.

World - International
1/10/2022 9:44:28 PM
Pfizer expects a Covid-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant to be ready in March, the company's head said Monday.

World - International
1/10/2022 7:38:14 PM
The European drug regulator said Monday it has started evaluating an application by Pfizer for its pill to treat the effects of COVID-19.

Egypt - Health
1/7/2022 6:14:00 PM
The World Youth Forum (WYF) has announced “unprecedented techniques” for the detection and prevention of COVID-19 and its Omicron variant during the Sharm El-Sheikh hosted forum next week.

World - International
1/6/2022 7:23:40 PM
The World Health Organization said Thursday a record 9.5 million cases of COVID-19 were tallied around the world over the last week, noting a 71% surge in the weekly count of infections amounting to a ‘tsunami’ as the new omicron variant sweeps worldwide.

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