Latest "Omicron COVID variant" News

01/25/2022

Is sneezing a symptom of the omicron COVID variant?

Sneezing can be an especially confusing symptom, difficult to tell if it’s pollen or infectious droplets in the air.

Source: Newsnationnow.com

01/19/2022

Scientists warn it's too soon to relax despite omicron Covid variant proving to be less severe

Infectious disease experts have warned against complacency with Covid-19, despite health officials claiming infection is practically inevitable for most people.

Source: CNBC

01/10/2022

Does Omicron COVID Variant Cause Loss of Taste and Smell?

Doctors have said symptoms can vary based on vaccination status, but with omicron causing a rise in breakthrough infections, some are noticing one symptom in…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/05/2022

Night sweats are reportedly a common symptom associated with the omicron COVID variant

The fast-moving variant has some different symptoms than previous versions of COVID-19.

Source: KHOU.com

12/14/2021

Omicron COVID variant in 33 states, including every state around Alabama

Research indicates omicron could be more transmissible than the current delta variant that remains the dominant strain in the U.S.

Source: AL.com

12/14/2021

Omicron Covid variant to dent global demand for oil, IEA says

Demand for oil is set to be lower than expected next year, the IEA has said, as the world braces for a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases.

Source: CNBC

12/11/2021

Monmouth County man is second in NJ to test positive for omicron COVID variant

The Monmouth County man who was sickened by the omicron variant attended Anime NYC, health officials said.

Source: Asbury Park Press

12/10/2021

Dr. Fauci Issues Warning About Delta, Omicron COVID Variants — Eat This Not That

"We’re still getting over 100,000 COVID-19 cases a day,” Doctor Anthony Fauci said. “We have around 50,000 people in the hospital."

Source: Eatthis.com

12/09/2021

As the omicron COVID variant spreads, experts sound warning on vaccine access

The world has "lost the plot" on equitable vaccine access and is falling far short of targets to vaccinate the global south, according to scathing assessments from experts.

Source: NPR

12/09/2021

Stanford Researches Looking at Possible Link Between Omicron COVID Variant, HIV

Medical researchers at Stanford may be unlocking key mysteries of how the latest COVID-19 came to be and why it’s spreading so fast. They also may have found...

Source: YouTube

12/08/2021

3 doses of Pfizer vaccine may be needed to protect against Omicron Covid variant - BBC News

Pfizer has said that initial lab studies suggest that a third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine may be needed to neutralise the new Omicron covid variant.The st...

Source: YouTube

12/06/2021

First data on omicron Covid variant's severity is 'encouraging,' Fauci says

Preliminary data is starting to emerge that could give us a clearer picture of the omicron Covid variant.

Source: CNBC

12/06/2021

Omicron Covid variant poses greater risk for the unvaccinated, former White House advisor says

There's reason to believe that current vaccines are going to be "quite effective" in combating the effects of the omicron strain, says Andy Slavitt.

Source: CNBC

12/05/2021

Omicron Covid variant may have picked up a piece of the common-cold virus

By inserting this particular snippet into itself, omicron might be making itself look "more human."

Source: CNBC

12/05/2021

1st Case of Omicron COVID Variant Detected in Mass. in Vaccinated Woman

The new, highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Massachusetts for the first time, the Massachusetts Department of Public…

Source: NBC10 Boston

12/04/2021

Omicron COVID variant detected in Southern Utah – St George News

ST. GEORGE — The first person infected with the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Utah, and they are a resident of Southern Utah. The news comes after the first indications that the omicron variant is more transmissible than the delta variant. …

Source: St George News

12/03/2021

Omicron covid variant may eventually require new vaccine, BioNTech's Ugur Sahin says

Ugur Sahin also said the current vaccine could be adapted “relatively quickly” if needed to combat the omicron variant.

Source: The Washington Post

12/03/2021

First Case of Omicron COVID Variant Is Detected in Los Angeles. Here's What We Know So Far

The first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Los Angeles County, health officials said Thursday.

Source: NBC Southern California

12/02/2021

New York officials confirm 5 cases of omicron Covid variant in NYC metro area

One omicron case was discovered in Long Island and four in the boroughs that make up New York City: two in Queens, one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.

Source: CNBC

12/02/2021

European markets head for lower open as omicron Covid variant fears return

European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday as concerns persist over the omicron Covid variant.

Source: CNBC

12/02/2021

Omicron Covid variant: next test for global supply chain crisis

Just as it appeared like the crisis was beginning to stabilize, the industry may now face yet another blow: the new omicron Covid variant.

Source: CNBC

12/01/2021

Berlin Film Festival Weighing Delay After Omicron COVID Variant Scrambles Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

Popular on Variety The Berlin Film Festival is forging ahead with plans for an in-person celebration this February, though the new Omicron COVID-19 variant is forcing conversations about contingency plans, multiple individuals familiar with the matter told Va…

Source: Variety

12/01/2021

OPEC to decide on oil output policy as omicron Covid variant rattles markets

There is little sign OPEC+ intends to change course from its current output plan of a monthly hike of 400,000 barrels per day.

Source: CNBC

11/30/2021

Asia-Pacific stocks bounce as investors assess omicron Covid variant concerns; oil prices jump 2%

Shares stateside dropped overnight, with the S&P 500 falling nearly 2% amid fears over the recently discovered omicron Covid variant.

Source: CNBC

11/30/2021

How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

On Friday Nov. 19, Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs, sequenced the genes on eight coronavirus samples - and got the shock of her life.

Source: Reuters

11/30/2021

Omicron Covid variant FAQ: What to know about transmission, vaccine

Covid's omicron variant could be the most dangerous since delta. Here's how it might affect vaccine-induced protection, future restrictions and your ability to stay safe.

Source: CNBC

11/30/2021

Jim Cramer: Professionals seem baffled by omicron Covid variant

CNBC's Jim Cramer gives his first take ahead of markets opening on the last trading day in November.

Source: YouTube

11/30/2021

China insists Winter Olympics WILL go ahead 'smoothly' despite Omicron Covid variant

The emergence of the new variant is having a knock-on effect around the world, with many countries tightening restrictions and adapting border policies as a result. Yet China remain confident with the Games.

Source: Daily Mail

11/30/2021

Joe Biden says Omicron Covid variant a ‘cause for concern, not panic’ – as it happened

President vows to ‘fight and beat this new variant’ and says best protection is to get vaccinated and boosted – follow all the latest

Source: The Guardian

11/29/2021

Pfizer, Moderna expect more details on omicron Covid variant within weeks

Meg Tirrell joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss key takeaways from CNBC's interviews with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel over t...

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

Omicron Covid variant will make inflation worse, Mohamed El-Erian says

Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz and Gramercy advisor, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss how the omicron coronavirus variant will affect markets.

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

Pfizer could have a new vaccine against omicron Covid variant in less than 100 days: CEO Bourla

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sits down with CNBC's Meg Tirrell and the 'Squawk Box' team to discuss how the pharma giant is responding to the worrisome omicron C...

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Omicron Covid variant might have circulated for 'quite some time'

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the omicron Covid variant and its potential impact on vaccine...

Source: YouTube

11/29/2021

Treasury yields rise as investors monitor developments with omicron Covid variant

U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Monday morning, as investors keep an eye on the latest developments with the Covid omicron variant.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

Omicron Covid variant poses 'very high' global risk and is likely to spread, WHO warns

The omicron Covid variant is likely to spread further and poses a "very high" global risk, according to the World Health Organization.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

South African doctor who first spotted the omicron Covid variant explains the symptoms

Omicron symptoms could be mild, according to the South African doctor who first spotted the variant, now dubbed "of concern" by the World Health Organization.

Source: CNBC

11/28/2021

Stock futures move higher after Friday's big sell-off, investors monitor omicron Covid variant

Stocks are coming off a holiday-shortened session Friday in which the Dow posted its worst day since October 2020.

Source: CNBC

11/28/2021

Fears of new omicron Covid variant prompts Israel to ban entry to foreigners

Israel will become the first country to ban the entry of all foreigners as the world races to contain a new Covid-19 variant that emerged in southern Africa.

Source: NBC News

11/27/2021

Pfizer and Moderna set to adapt to Omicron COVID variant

The manufacturers of America’s most used COVID-19 vaccines insist they have plans in place to quickly adapt to potential challenges presented by the new omicron variant.

Source: New York Post

11/27/2021

UK orders isolation for new arrivals to fight Omicron COVID variant

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of “temporary and precautionary” new rules to combat the spread of the “monstrous” new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: New York Post

11/27/2021

Fauci Says He ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If Omicron Covid Variant Already In U.S.

Fauci said the U.S. has not yet detected the omicron coronavirus variant.

Source: Forbes

11/27/2021

Dr. Fauci Says Omicron COVID Variant Likely Already in US, NY Declares State of Emergency

The United States is bracing for a potential onslaught of the new super-mutated COVID variant.

Source: Daily Beast

11/27/2021

Omicron covid variant fears prompt New York Gov. Hochul to declare emergency

While omicron has not yet been detected in the United States, New York hospitals will be allowed to protect capacity by limiting nonessential and non-urgent care.

Source: The Washington Post

11/27/2021

Omicron covid variant feared at Amsterdam airport as the Netherlands enters night-time lockdown

The Netherlands is bracing for dozens of cases off two flights from South Africa and researchers are racing to determine if passengers are infected with the omicron variant.

Source: The Washington Post

11/27/2021

No cases of Omicron COVID variant reported in US so far, CDC says

No cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant have been confirmed in the US to date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Source: New York Post

11/26/2021

President Biden Warns New Omicron COVID Variant 'Spreads Rapidly,' Urges Booster Shots

"Get your booster shot now, so you can have this additional protection during the holiday season," Biden urged fully vaccinated Americans on Friday.

Source: Newsweek