South Africa

Mutations May Make Covid-19 Boosters As Routine As Flu Shots - Report

This comes after the recent discovery of a new COVID-19 strain, Omicron, in South Africa. No substantive research has been done on this variant yet, but a number of optimistic reports suggest that Omicron does not cause severe disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Omicron May Pose Higher Reinfection Risk But Could Be Milder Than Delta: Who Chief

Early data indicates the Omicron Covid variant may more easily reinfect people who have already had the virus or been vaccinated than previous variants, but could also cause milder disease, the WHO said Wednesday. "Emerging data from South Africa...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Wine: New And Old Vs Emerging And Established

For decades, the primary division in the world of wine was between the "Old World" of European wines and the "New World" of North America, Australia ND New Zealand, South Africa, and elsewhere. There is a need to update this for the modern age where...
Related topics: New Zealand, Australia

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Dr. Gottlieb: Vaccines That Target Specific Variants Have Limitations

Ethen Kim Lieser Vaccines, Americas On Monday, researchers in South Africa acknowledged that the variant might cause less serious disease compared to other forms of the virus. The number of new cases of the highly...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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South Africa Suffers Most New Covid Cases Since July, Scientists On The Ground Weigh In

South Africa Suffers Most New COVID Cases Since July, Scientists On The Ground Weigh In As South Africa continues to see new COVID cases spike, continuing a trend that began before the emergence of omicron, a group of local...

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64 Of 150 Guests Tested Positive For Omicron After A High School Lunch In Denmark, The Latest In A...

A COVID-19 test at O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, one of the first places where Omicron was identified, on November 28, 2021.Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images 64 of 150 people tested positive for Omicron after a Christmas lunch,...
Related topics: Denmark, Airports, Christmas

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‘meant To Be Temporary,’ Surgeon General Defends U.s. Travel Bans From Southern Africa

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy defended the U.S. maintaining the travel ban on South Africa and neighboring countries, despite the Omicron variant being detected in at least 16 states and elsewhere around the world. “This was put in place,...

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Get Down To Some African Tunes With This Homebrew Synth

South African [Afrorack] claims to have built the first home-built modular synthesiser in Africa. Whilst we can’t be sure of this (and to be frank, it doesn’t actually matter) what we can be sure of is that the latest additions to this...

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The 12 States Where The Omicron Variant Has Been Detected

The world has been set upside down by the spread of a new COVID-19 variant labeled by the WHO as Omicron. It was first discovered in South Africa less than a month ago. As recently as yesterday, it...

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South African Official Says Symptoms Are Mild In Children Amid Surge

A South African official said Saturday that rising COVID-19 infections among children in the country are mild concerns about the rapidly spreading omicron variant in the country. South Africa has seen an increase in hospitalizations in...

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World Must Not Blame Africa For Undervaccination While Denying Continent Shots - Expert

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The international community should not be blaming African nations for being undervaccinated while at the same time limiting their access to vaccines, South African expert Solly Moeng told Sputnik.

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10 Questions About The Omicron Variant — Including Its Symptoms And Spread — Answered By An...

Dr. Leana Wen said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than Delta in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and therapies less effective. She urged people to get their booster shots and "stay...
Related topics: Genetics, Vaccines

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South Africa Covid-19 Cases Almost Double In 24 Hours

Health officials have confirmed that the new Omicron variant has become the dominant coronavirus strain in South Africa and is driving a sharp increase in new infections. WebMD Health News

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South Africa Accelerates Vaccination Campaign Amid Surge

South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign with pop-up sites in shopping centers and at transportation hubs a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus

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Fauci Says He 'felt Really Badly' About 'difficult Choice' On Travel Bans

Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday he “felt really badly” about the Biden administration’s “difficult choice” to institute travel bans on South Africa in particular after its authorities reported the omicron...
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Researchers Develop Model For Treating Hiv/aids, Depression

With a shortage of mental health professionals, an international team trained nurses to treat clinically depressed HIV-positive people in South Africa -- the HIV/AIDS capital of the world.
Related topics: Medical Research, AIDS, HIV, Virus, Depression, Nursing

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First Omicron Variant Case Identified In Us

The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the United States was confirmed by officials today in an individual in California who had recently traveled to South Africa. WebMD Health News

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Colonial Prejudices And Vaccine Nationalism Drive Covid-19 African Travel Bans

Don’t single out Africa. The virus is also in the West.Originally published on Global VoicesA mother getting vaccinated in South Africa. Image by USAID/South Africa, taken on September 3, 2021 (CC BY-NC 2.0). On November 25, South African health...
Related topics: Vaccines, Virus, Virology, Usaid

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Merkel, Eu Chief Call For Vaccine Mandates As South Africa Sees Cases Double In A Day

Merkel, EU Chief Call For Vaccine Mandates As South Africa Sees Cases Double In A Day As European countries from Germany, to Austria to the Netherlands tighten lockdown measures amid a surge in COVID cases (while deaths remain slightly...
Related topics: Germany, Austria, Netherlands

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Headlines For December 1, 2021

Omicron Detected in Europe Days Before South Africa Reported Variant; FDA Endorses Merck COVID PillMichigan High Schooler Kills 3 Other Students in Shooting RampageMark Meadows to Testify Before House Jan. 6 Cmte, Panel Pursues Jeffrey Clark...
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