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In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

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1st French omicron case on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

Japan and France confirmed their first cases of the new variant of the coronavirus on Tuesday More »


Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant

Japan has confirmed its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a Namibian diplomat who recently arrived from his country More »


Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines More »


Top German court upholds disputed national COVID measures

Germany’s highest court has rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly More »


WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk

The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is “very high” based on early evidence More »


Doctor: Many South Africans ill in surge have mild symptoms

South African doctors say the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms More »


Elizabeth Holmes accuses ex-lover, business partner of abuse

Disgraced entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes on Monday cast herself as the abused puppet of her former lover and business partner Sunny Balwani during tearful testimony aimed at refuting accusations she lied about a flawed blood-testing technology that hailed as a major breakthrough More »


Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement More »


Oklahoma bid for Guard exception to vaccine mandate denied

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has rejected a request by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt that his state’s National Guard be exempt from a Pentagon requirement that all military members be vaccinated against COVID-19 More »


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