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Omicron surge: Hospitalizations rise across the US

Hospitalizations are rising across the U.S. as a surge of COVID-19 cases continues to escalate, fueled by the omicron and delta variants. Kansas averaged 38 new COVID-19 hospitalizations and reported 11 additional deaths per...

Biden says Covid surge needs to be solved at state level, vows full federal support

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks while joining the White House Covid-19 Response Team’s call with the National Governors Association discussing the Omicron variant in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on...

English Premier League witnesses surge in Covid-19 cases with 77% of players double jabbed

From December 13 to December 19, the league reported 90 new positive cases, more than twice the total of positive tests the week before (42). Prior to that, the league saw just 100 positive...

Science reporters say new Covid-19 surge is a ‘collective issue’

People in major cities waited in long lines for Covid tests over the weekend… but millions also queued up to watch “Spider-Man” in crowded theaters. On Sunday New York state broke its highest single-day...

Australia moves to lift Covid-19 restrictions amid surge in Omicron infections

The latest outbreak comes as multiple governments across Australia are moving to relax Covid-19 restrictions to allow greater freedom of movement for citizens despite the rise in infections in NSW. NSW recorded 1,360 new...

Surge of migrants crossing into US creates logistics nightmare for border agents

Large groups of illegal migrants continue to make their way into the United States through the southern border, causing a resource and logistics nightmare for border patrol agents. Chief Border Patrol agent Jason D....

COVID-19 Omicron variant: New York, tri-state area confirm more cases as hospitals strain from delta surge

The tri-state area has counted just under a dozen cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant as hospitals continue to feel the strain from the delta surge.  Health officials have confirmed cases of the omicron...

San Francisco crime surge prompts city to suspend cannabis tax to help dispensaries versus drug dealers

City supervisors in San Francisco unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the city’s business tax on cannabis retailers last week. San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who penned the ordinance, said in a statement to the...

US government plans to purchase large supply of COVID-19 treatment sotrovimab for winter surge

The United States government announced plans to purchase sotrovimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody used for the early treatment of COVID-19, according to a press release from the drugmakers, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc and Vir Biotechnology,...

Austria announces national lockdown as Covid cases surge

Austrian police officers check a man’s identity and vaccination certificate during a control in Voesendorf, district Moedling, Austria, on November 16, 2021. Hans Punz | AFP | Getty Images Austria will enter a fourth...