ECONOMY: UK, Germany, Italy Report Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant – WFAA.com
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ECONOMY: UK, Germany, Italy Report Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant – WFAA.com

More countries are enacting restrictions as scientists are still learning about the omicron COVID-19 variant. LONDON, UK — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K.…

ECONOMY: France To Consider Some Autonomy For Caribbean Island Amid Unrest | TheHill – The Hill
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ECONOMY: France To Consider Some Autonomy For Caribbean Island Amid Unrest | TheHill – The Hill

France is considering giving some autonomy to Guadeloupe following major riots and protests against coronavirus restrictions and a lagging economy on the Caribbean island.The French minister for overseas affairs, Sebastien Lecornu, said “the government was ready to talk about” autonomy for the island during a 16-minute televised address on Friday night, according to France TV.The address…

ECONOMY: German Minister Hopes Patient Transfers A 'wake-Up Call' – Associated Press
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ECONOMY: German Minister Hopes Patient Transfers A 'wake-Up Call' – Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister said Saturday he hopes that the sight of air force planes transferring patients across the country will act as a “wake-up call” to millions who are still holding out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19.Health Minister Jens Spahn said there has been a welcome increase over the past week in…

ECONOMY: 1st Winter Storm Hits UK, Killing At Least 2 People – NPR
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ECONOMY: 1st Winter Storm Hits UK, Killing At Least 2 People – NPR

1st winter storm hits U.K., killing at least 2 people The first winter storm of the season, named Arwen, hit parts of the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland particularly hard, with gusts of nearly 100 mph. Falling trees killed two people. November 27, 202110:39 AM ET Huge waves crash the against the sea…

ECONOMY: Pfizer To Update Vaccine In 100 Days If Omicron Variant Is Resistant – Business Insider
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ECONOMY: Pfizer To Update Vaccine In 100 Days If Omicron Variant Is Resistant – Business Insider

Pfizer said it can update its COVID-19 vaccine if the Omicron variant is found to be resistant to its current vaccine.  The company said it can update its current vaccine within 100 days.  Pfizer expects to know within two weeks whether the variant is resistant, a spokesperson told Reuters.  LoadingSomething is loading. We are so…

ECONOMY: Biden And Harris Briefed As US Braces For Arrival Of Omicron Covid Variant – The Guardian
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ECONOMY: Biden And Harris Briefed As US Braces For Arrival Of Omicron Covid Variant – The Guardian

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been briefed on the latest situation regarding the new Omicron coronavirus variant, the White House said on Saturday, as Britain, Germany and Italy reported detecting cases.Biden, who was spending Thanksgiving with family in Nantucket, Massachusetts, told reporters on Friday: “We don’t know a lot about the variant except that…

ECONOMY: Covid: US Joins EU In Restricting Flights From Southern Africa Over New Coronavirus Variant – BBC News
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ECONOMY: Covid: US Joins EU In Restricting Flights From Southern Africa Over New Coronavirus Variant – BBC News

Image source, Getty ImagesThe US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new coronavirus variant spreading there.From Monday, only US citizens and residents will be allowed to travel from the region.This follows a similar flight ban imposed by the EU and the UK. Canada is…

ECONOMY: Omicron Coronavirus Variant Raises Questions Among Scientists – The Wall Street Journal
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ECONOMY: Omicron Coronavirus Variant Raises Questions Among Scientists – The Wall Street Journal

The fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant recently identified in South Africa has virologists and health authorities on edge because of its many mutations, but much about its infectiousness and virulence remains unknown. Scientists said some of the roughly 50 mutations on the new variant, called B.1.1.529, could potentially render it more transmissible or reduce vaccine effectiveness.…

ECONOMY: Canada Issues Weather 'red Alert' For British Columbia – CNN
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ECONOMY: Canada Issues Weather 'red Alert' For British Columbia – CNN

(CNN)Environment Canada has issued its first “red alert” for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.”The red level is something new that we have not issued,” Armel Castellan, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, told CNN Canadian affiliate…

ECONOMY: Biden Restricts Travel From South Africa And Seven Other Countries Starting Monday – CNN
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ECONOMY: Biden Restricts Travel From South Africa And Seven Other Countries Starting Monday – CNN

(CNN)President Joe Biden announced Friday the US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new coronavirus variant has emerged. Acting on advice from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from…

ECONOMY: Covid: Conspiracy And Untruths Drive Europe's Covid Protests – BBC News
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ECONOMY: Covid: Conspiracy And Untruths Drive Europe's Covid Protests – BBC News

By Rachel SchraerHealth and disinformation reporterImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Recent protests in European cities have led to violent scenes and confrontations with the policeFurther Covid protests are being planned this weekend in Austria and the Netherlands, after recent demonstrations against reimposed coronavirus restrictions tipped over into violence. Many of the concerns being expressed, both…

ECONOMY: Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie And Feyisa Lilesa Ready To Join Tigray War – BBC News
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ECONOMY: Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie And Feyisa Lilesa Ready To Join Tigray War – BBC News

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Haile Gebrselassie is regarded as a legend in EthiopiaEthiopian Olympic heroes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa say they are ready to go to the front line in the war against rebel forces.Their announcement comes after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he would go to the front to lead the war.Tigrayan…

ECONOMY: Germany’s Scholz Seals Deal To End Merkel Era – BBC News
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ECONOMY: Germany’s Scholz Seals Deal To End Merkel Era – BBC News

Image source, ReutersImage caption, Olaf Scholz (third from L) presented the deal in Berlin with leaders of the Greens and Free DemocratsOlaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for Germany’s transition to a green economy, under a deal to end 16 years of government led by Angela Merkel.Almost two months after his…

ECONOMY: New Zealand Planning To Reopen Borders To Travelers In April | TheHill – The Hill
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ECONOMY: New Zealand Planning To Reopen Borders To Travelers In April | TheHill – The Hill

By Cameron Jenkins – 11/24/21 08:01 AM EST New Zealand’s borders will remain closed over the next five months as the country takes precautions to fight the coronavirus, with officials planning to allow some international travelers to enter the nation in April.Government officials reportedly made the announcement on Wednesday during a news conference.”A phased approach…

ECONOMY: Europe Is Facing 700,000 More Covid Deaths — But Masks Could Prevent Many Of Them, WHO Says – CNN
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ECONOMY: Europe Is Facing 700,000 More Covid Deaths — But Masks Could Prevent Many Of Them, WHO Says – CNN

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Look out for your roundup every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, sign up here. (CNN)Europe could suffer another 700,000 Covid-19 deaths by March, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.It’s the latest in a series of dire warnings for the region, which is in the…

HEALTH: Drinking Jumps During Pandemic, Especially in Young Women
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HEALTH: Drinking Jumps During Pandemic, Especially in Young Women

Nov. 23, 2021 — Beth L (not her real name), a children’s book editor, used to enjoy her evening cocktail with her husband after they both got home from work and the baby was asleep. But everything changed during the pandemic. “Suddenly, there was no ‘getting home from work’ because I was working from home,…

BRAZIL NEWS: Apex-Brasil and Agri-Pulse will host AgriTalks, a free webinar on green technology in agribusiness to ensure a sustainable future
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BRAZIL NEWS: Apex-Brasil and Agri-Pulse will host AgriTalks, a free webinar on green technology in agribusiness to ensure a sustainable future

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce a December 1 webinar titled, “AgriTalks Brazil/USA – Green technologies in agribusiness for a sustainable future.” This complimentary 90-minute program is part of a webinar series created by Apex-Brasil. This webinar features high-ranking U.S. and Brazilian spokespersons, such as CEOs and ministers. “Countries around the world are looking for ways…

SCIENCE NEWS: Is it possible for political parties to get in the way of our health and well-being?
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SCIENCE NEWS: Is it possible for political parties to get in the way of our health and well-being?

SCIENCE NEWS: Researchers from the University of Rochester, and the University of California San Diego found that increased state spending on infrastructure and human capital is associated with party competition. Credit: University of Rochester/ Julia Joshpe Today, the two major political parties are often blamed for a plethora of problems in American governance. However, for…

FRONT PAGE: Impact Of Pandemic, Discrimination Contribute To Fewer Infant Vaccinations
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FRONT PAGE: Impact Of Pandemic, Discrimination Contribute To Fewer Infant Vaccinations

Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY,  Embargoed Until November 22, 2021, 10:00 AM, EST– A new study summarized in a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that a number of factors, including negative impacts from the pandemic during pregnancy, health care experiences, and reports of discrimination, made it less likely that infants received their recommended…

ECONOMY: 'Annoyed': Austria's National Lockdown Dampens Holiday Mood – Associated Press
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ECONOMY: 'Annoyed': Austria's National Lockdown Dampens Holiday Mood – Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections.In the capital, Vienna, people headed to work, brought children to school or exercised outdoors, more or less normally. This was…

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