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The omicron variant of the coronaviruses has been detected in 89 countries, and the World Health Organization said that the cases of the variant are doubling every 1.5 to 3 days in places with community transmission. The U.N. health agency said that Omicron is likely to overtake delta as the dominant form of the virus in countries where the new variant is spreading. It is not clear if the rapid growth of omicron cases is because the variant evades existing immunity, is inherently more transmissible than previous versions, or a combination of both.

The Omicron variant has been detected in 89 countries and has a " substantial growth advantage" over the Delta variant, the World Health Organization announced. Omicron is spreading quickly in countries with high levels of population immunity. It said that.

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Doctors warn that the two drugs they have used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain of COVID-19, which is causing a new surge of cases in the U.S.

Some health officials in Hawaii think that daily COVID-19 cases will reach the thousands before the year is over.

Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said on Sunday that he doesn't believe Americans will be required to wear masks on airplanes due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Omicron is spreading quickly and shot absorption is slow. A doctor says passing a vaccine mandate is the best way to prevent a worse variant.

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Doctors warn that the two drugs they have used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain of COVID-19, which is causing a new surge of cases in the U.S. For more than a year, Eli Lilly and Regeneron have been the go-to treatments for early COVID-19, thanks to their ability to head off severe disease and keep patients out of the hospital. The third antibody from Glaxo appears to be the best one to fight omicron.

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The Sunday report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed 1,511 COVID-19 patients listed from 262 Florida hospitals, three fewer than on Saturday.

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Hospitals that treat patients from the Omicron variant may see the worst days of the Pandemic.

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Germany's health minister Karl Lauterbach ruled out a Christmas lockdown on Sunday, but said mandatory vaccinations were the only way to stop the COVID-19 wave. In an interview with BILD, Lauterbach said that he did not think there would be a hard lock down after the holidays.

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The Labor Department said on Saturday that it will delay enforcement of the vaccine mandate for large employers until February 9 because of legal battles.

The German government's new expert council said on Sunday that Germany should implement stricter measures this week to slow the spread of the omicron variant. The council said that omicron brings a new aspect to the developments of the Pandemic. The council said that Omicron cases are doubling in Germany around every 2 to 4 days, which is slower than the U.K. but faster than any previous variant.

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