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Vaccines Maybe Less Effective Against Omicron, Pharma Makers Warn

Existing vaccines may be less effective against the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the CEO's of Moderna and Pfizer admitted on Monday. Speaking to the Financial Times, the CEO of Moderna warned that it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture...

Biden Addresses Omicron Variant, Says it’s “Not a Cause for Panic”

President Joe Biden addressed the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Monday. Biden reassured the nation without downplaying the variant's seriousness, saying that Omicron is "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic." The President also said that...

Over 18,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths in Greece Since Start of Pandemic

Greece recorded a total of 6,677 cases of the coronavirus on Monday. The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day in Greece was broken on November 9, when 8,623 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed. In the...

Nations Close Borders as Omicron Spreads; Variant’s Severity Unclear

A South African physician who was one of the first people worldwide to recognize the existence of the new coronavirus strain, now called Omicron, among her own patients said on Sunday that their symptoms had been so mild that...

Omicron Variant Spreads Throughout the World; Five Quarantined in Greece

The Omicron Covid variant, first discovered in South Africa, has been detected around the world over the weekend raising fears of new lockdowns. Omicron has now been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom....

WHO Halfway Through Greek Alphabet With New Covid Strain Omicron

A new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the African country Botswana, and the World Health Organization has already declared it a "variant of concern," and with that, given it a name from the Greek alphabet: Omicron. The decision from...

Merck Finds Covid Pill is Less Effective Than Previously Estimated

German pharmaceutical company Merck said on Friday that its anti-Covid pill was found to be 20% less effective in a final analysis of a clinical trial. The drug, called molnupiravir, was initially estimated to cut the risk of hospitalization and...

Stocks Sink After Discovery of New COVID Variant “Omicron”

The discovery of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 sent financial markets into a spiral on Friday, causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to lose over 1,000 points. Investors panicked following the variants detection in Botswana and South Africa, fearing...

Greece Restricts Travel to Save Christmas from Africa Covid Variant

Greece announced on Friday tough measures to keep the country open for this year's Christmas festivities against the latest Covid-19 variant that was discovered in Southern Africa. According to the latest measures, foreign travelers coming into Greece from South Africa,...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...