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Will the Omicron variant scupper chances of a Santa rally?

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Festive boom or gloom for investors: Will the Omicron variant scupper chances of a Santa rally or is it a 'storm in a teacup'?The Santa rally is the tendency for markets to surge in December  Emergence of the Omicron...

Bank of England could delay rate hike on Omicron Covid variant fears

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Will Omicron derail a potential pre-Christmas interest rate hike? Covid variant could influence Bank of England's December decisionInvestors now expect the Bank of England will hold off on a hike until 2022 The bank ...

Delta variant spreads because it makes copies of itself more quickly

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Indian 'Delta' Covid variant spreads so fast because it makes copies of itself more quickly in the body and causes symptoms to appear sooner than previous mutant strains, study findsResearchers in China looked at 62 ...

Returning U.S. travelers may have to quarantine due to omicron variant

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Biden administration is considering forcing all travelers returning to the US to quarantine for SEVEN DAYS to curb spread of COVID omicron variant - and may FINE people who flout itBiden is considering whether to man...

Eurocrat wants football finals moved from Wembley due to Delta variant

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Eurocrat wants football finals moved from Wembley due to Delta variantEU Commissioner Margaritis Schinas called on Uefa to consider moving matches He said Euro 2020 finals should not be held at Wembley amid Delta var...

COVID-19: Alpha variant seen in four cats and two dogs for first time

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Pets are catching COVID-19 off their owners: Alpha variant is detected in four cats and two dogs for the first time, as vets warn virus can cause heart problems in animalsThe cases were reported by experts at The Ral...

New Zealand records its first case of the Omicron Covid variant

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New Zealand records its first case of the Omicron Covid variant after Jacinda Ardern locked out Australians from the countryNew Zealand has recorded its first case of the Omicron variant on Thursday Person infected w...

New Covid variant BA.2 is 1.5 times more infectious than Omicron

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New Covid variant BA.2 is 1.5 times more infectious than Omicon and is already circulating in half of all states in the US, doctors believeDanish Statens Serum Institut (SSI) said BA.2 could be 1.5 times more infecti...

PHE says it has spotted 53 cases of ‘Mu’ variant in UK

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PHE says it has spotted 53 cases of 'Mu' variant in UK which is feared to be resistant to vaccines and is already spreading in 49 US statesPublic Health England said it had detected 53 cases of the mutant strain Sour...

Delta variant ‘will hunt anyone who’s not had jab’, advisers warn

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Covid Delta variant 'will hunt down anyone who's not had jab' due to 'the nature' of the more transmissible strain, scientific advisers warn No 10No 10 told more transmissible variant will infect anyone who has not b...

Pfizer vaccine may be 42% effective against Delta variant, Moderna 76%

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Pfizer's Covid vaccine is only 42% effective against Indian 'Delta' variant while Moderna's jab is 76% effective, Mayo Clinic study suggestsThe two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. may not be as effec...

New York records FIVE cases of COVID Omicron variant

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New York records FIVE cases of COVID Omicron variant, raising US total to eight, as Governor Kathy Hochul says there's 'no cause for alarm' and Bill de Blasio warns that more will followFive cases of COVID-19 Omicron...

Now WHO warns of threat of ‘Mu’ variant found in Colombia

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Now WHO warns of threat of 'Mu' variant found in Colombia - and it's already been found in BritainWorld Health Organization named the variant 'Mu' after it was dubbed B.1.621  It was first found in Colombia in Januar...

Sydney enters two week Covid lockdown as Delta variant grips city

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'Zero Covid' Sydney plunges into two week lockdown in struggle to control outbreak of Indian variant that has grown to 80 cases from 'patient zero' limo driver for air crewSydney enters strict two-week lockdown from ...

New Covid variant identified at Kentucky nursing home

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New Covid-19 variant with increased resistance to antibodies has been identified at a Kentucky nursing home where it has infected 45 residents and workersStrain's mutations improve 'transmission, replication, and imm...

Indian COVID variant could be dominant strain in the US within a WEEK

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Indian Covid variant could be the dominant strain in the US within a WEEK, say experts as it causes havoc in UK where 30% of the 42 fatalities linked to mutant were people who'd been fully vaccinatedData shows highly...