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Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russian authorities on Monday reported a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases, apparently driven by the rapid spread of the omicron variant health officials warned about last week. The country’s state coronavirus task force registered 30,726 new infections over the last 24 hours, which is twice as many as 15,830 just …

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Expert discusses 'flurona' and why flu cases are rising

Expert discusses ‘flurona’ and why flu cases are rising

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Flu cases are starting to rise across parts of the U.S. And that’s concerning because fewer people are vaccinated for flu, compared to last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With the COVID-19 omicron variant also spreading, Dr. Stephen McMullan, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, …

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China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Olympics

China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Olympics

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The number of COVID-19 cases in China reached its highest level since March 2020 on Monday, as Beijing races to smother outbreaks just three weeks before hosting the Winter Olympics. China, where the virus first emerged in late 2019, has stuck to a strict policy of targeting zero COVID cases even …

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US Omicron cases receding in New York, major cities: data

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The United States’ Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data showed this week, even as COVID-19 hospitalizations, a lagging indicator, reached new highs. The trend of explosive rises in Omicron cases followed by equally fast declines follows similar patterns seen in Britain and …

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Russia sees sharp rise in virus cases amid new surge fears

Russia sees sharp rise in virus cases amid new surge fears

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Russia on Thursday recorded a sharp increase in coronavirus cases amid warnings by government officials that another surge in infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant could be on its way. Russia’s state coronavirus task force reported 21,155 new contagions on Thursday, 18% more than the previous day and 33% …

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Soaring COVID-19 cases renew US debate over mask mandates

Soaring COVID-19 cases renew US debate over mask mandates

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows ever wearier of pandemic-related restrictions. Much of the debate centers around the nation’s schools, some of which have closed due to infection-related staffing issues. In a variety of …

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COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable

COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable

A worker wearing a protection suit sprays disinfectant as residents wearing face masks to protect from the coronavirus line up for the coronavirus test during a mass testing in north China’s Tianjin municipality, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second round of COVID-19 testing on all 14 million residents …

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Japan extends strict border measures as coronavirus cases soar

Japan extends strict border measures as coronavirus cases soar

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Japan will extend measures barring almost all new foreign arrivals until the end of February and reopen mass-vaccination centres as it battles an Omicron-fuelled coronavirus surge, the government said Tuesday. “We will keep the current border control policy until the end of February while taking necessary measures from a humanitarian viewpoint …

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7 million new omicron COVID cases in Europe last week

7 million new omicron COVID cases in Europe last week

People wait in front of a pharmacy open on Sunday to get a COVID-19 test, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. An unprecedented number of coronavirus infections is once again exposing the underfunding and shortcomings of public health care systems, even in developed parts of Europe. Credit: AP Photo/Francois Mori There were more than …

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Chile starts fourth vaccine dose as coronavirus cases rise

Chile starts fourth vaccine dose as coronavirus cases rise

Luis Urrutia, an 84-year-old retired doctor, waits for his fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot, of AstraZeneca, at the start of a fourth shot booster shot campaign in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Esteban Felix Chile is implementing a fourth vaccination dose for some citizens as the number of daily coronavirus infections rises. President …

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