Canada is among several countries Sunday to report omicron cases. Canada said its two known cases are linked to travel from Nigeria.
In the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said he would not be surprised if the omicron variant was already in the United States, too.
“I keep saying it over and over, the next couple of months are going to be up to us. I mean, we, right now, have a tool, a very effective tool,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said, urging vaccination amid news of the worrying new omicron variant.
The world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant that is potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled waves of infection on nearly every continent.
Advisers to the World Health Organization held a special session Friday to flesh out information about the worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa.
Pfizer said if any coronavirus variant ever evades the protection offered by its COVID-19 vaccine, it expects to be able to produce a “tailor-made” adapted version of its vaccine to fight that variant in approximately 100 days, pending approval from federal regulators.
A coronavirus variant recently identified in South Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease.
The U.K.’s health secretary told Parliament Friday that the new COVID-19 variant was “of huge international concern” and that it was “highly likely” that it has spread to countries beyond where it has been detected.
South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.
The World Health Organization called a special session to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa.
The national disease control agency said it recorded 351 deaths in connection with the coronavirus over the past 24 hours.
U.S. service members in Kuwait, South Korea, Germany and in other countries are serving up traditional Thanksgiving meals.
A bus carrying people home from a tourist trip crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, authorities said.
In the run-up to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, host Britain announced one of its goals of the conference was to consign coal to history.
A video call between the head of the International Olympic Committee and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai was meant to reassure the world that she was safe — but instead has raised more questions.
Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement Sunday saying the two “are safe, in good spirits and being cared for.”
The IOC said Peng 'appeared relaxed' and asked that they respect her privacy.
A team reviewed the results of several studies worldwide and said findings suggest that mask-wearing was found to reduce new COVID-19 cases by more than half.
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault, purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first official visit to Africa in Kenya amid worsening crises in neighboring Ethiopia and Sudan.