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StoryGraph Biggest Story 2021-11-28 -- the omicron variant (12), the world health organization (11), variant concern (10), new travel restrictions (8), two weeks (7)

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Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Swiss voters have given clear backing to legislation that introduced special COVID-19 certificates under which only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative can attend public events and gatherings

Biden to provide update Monday on US response to omicron variant

President Biden will provide an update on his administration's response to the new COVID-19 omicron variant on Monday, according to the White House, after Dr.

What you need to know about the omicron variant

Omicron is the newest Covid-19 "variant of concern," according to the World Health Organization.

The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there's no need to panic just yet, experts say

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is raising the concerns of health officials amid the busy holiday travel season, but there is no need to panic just yet as the potential impact of the newly detected strain remains unknown, experts say.

Here's What's Known About The New Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The virus has been described as a "variant of concern" by WHO officials.

Travel doors slam shut as new Covid variant triggers alarm, stranding hundreds of passengers

The European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of the variant, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel.

More Countries Scramble To Curb Omicron

The new COVID-19 variant was identified in South Africa two weeks ago.

South Africa Braces For COVID-19 Wave Propelled By Omicron

The variant appears to be spreading more rapidly among young people in their 20s and 30s, alarming health professionals.

Doctor who raised alarm about omicron COVID-19 variant says 'no reason' to panic

The doctor credited with alerting authorities about the omicron variant of COVID-19 warned against overreacting as medical experts advise to prepare for the worst and countries including the United States implement new travel restrictions to stem its spread.

Two omicron COVID-19 cases reported in Canada

The new omicron variant of COVID-19 is now on the doorstep of the United States.

The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands

At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday.

Omicron Variant Reaches Australia, Gov Says Vaxxed People Brought Mutant Strain Back from Africa

Australia has already acted to isolate travelers who brought the Omicron variant of the coronavirus into Australia.

Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say

Many of the world's richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to share doses with the developing world. The World Health Organization said the approach was "self-defeating" and "immoral."

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