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StoryGraph Biggest Story 2021-12-25 -- the omicron variant (3), health officials (3), covid 19 (3), the past week (2), new york (2)

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the omicron variant (3), health officials (3), covid 19 (3), the past week (2), new york (2)

Covid-19 cases have now surpassed Delta's surge. Hospitalizations so far have yet to match

As the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread across the US this holiday season, the rate of daily Covid-19 cases detected has eclipsed those fueled by the Delta variant over the summer.

Many African Countries Toughen Covid Restrictions as Fourth Wave Spreads

Infections have more than doubled or tripled in many countries, prompting the authorities to reimpose curfews and quarantines and introduce vaccine mandates as the holiday season gets underway.

Biden administration to lift travel ban from south African countries Dec. 31

Administration officials at the time said the ban would buy time for health officials to learn more about the Omicron variant.

This story was constructed with the SHARI Process:

  1. The StoryGraph Toolkit extracted URIs from the biggest story of the day from the StoryGraph service
  2. Hypercane performed the following steps:
    1. It accepted the list of original resource URIs from the output of the StoryGraph Toolkit, and queried the Memento Aggregator to find as many mementos as possible
    2. For resources that were not already mementos, it submitted them to web archives with ArchiveNow
    3. It analyzed all mementos to automatically discover the most frequent sumgrams and named entities present in the overall story
    4. It analyzed all images in these mementos to automatically select the best image for the overall story
    5. It then formatted the data for the story based on all of this input
  3. Raintale took the input from Hypercane and rendered the final product with information supplied by MementoEmbed
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