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What happens after Omicron wave?

Why many experts believe countries may be rashly entering a new stage of learning to live with COVID-19 virus | THE INDEPENDENT | After 2 years of living through a global pandemic, many scientists and policymakers are trying to answer what happens next. The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has driven …

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Inflation, supply disruption stifle eurozone growth

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Weaker economic activity in the Eurozone during the first months of the year will give way to a rebound in the second quarter as the Omicron variant proves milder and governments become wary of imposing strict restrictions, said a Dutch banking company expert. However, higher inflation, …

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Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Anthony Fauci, top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Sunday he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February. “You never want to be overconfident when you’re dealing with this virus,” Fauci said in an interview with …

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Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC), a group of 18 experts, said that although current …

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Brazil registers 1st Omicron death

Brasilia, Brazil, | Xinhua | Brazil recorded the first death from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 Thursday in the city of Aparecida de Goiania of Goias state. The municipality reported that the victim was a 68-year-old man with high blood pressure suffering from “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” who was admitted …

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