South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn’t able to answer
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West Virginia's coronavirus czar, West Virginia University's Dr. Clay Marsh, said Tuesday that the emergence of the new omicron variant of Covid-19 underscores the need for everyone to be vaccinated and for the fully vaccinated to get their boosters. In a news conference with Gov. Jim Justice and other state officials, Marsh said there have been no cases of the omicron variant identified yet in West Virginia but that state officials were on alert. There also have been no cases yet identified in…
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Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic — and to get vaccinated, if they can.
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Countries around the world are making preparations against omicron, a new variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Although it hasn ’t yet been detected in the United States (as of Nov. 29, 2021), health officials are once again cautioning the public about getting vaccinated, frequent testing and potentially stepping up tried-and-true measures to prevent transmission such as mask-wearing and hand-washing.We spoke with  Shangxin Yang, a pathologist at UCLA Health, about the new variant and what everyone needs to know.How is the omicron variant different from the delta variant and others?It has ...
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Two cases of new Covid variant found in Netherlands predate last week ’s alert from South AfricaThe Omicron variant of Covid-19 was present in Europe at least 10 days ago and already appears to be spreading in the Netherlands and elsewhere.“We have found the Omicron coronavirus variant in two test samples that were taken on November 19 and 23,” the Dutch health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. “It is not yet clear whether these people had also visited southern Africa,” the ministry added.Continue reading...
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If an expert committee votes to recommend it, the drug, molnupiravir, could be authorized within days for patients at high risk of severe illness.
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Vaccine makers are already adapting vaccines to fight the omicron coronavirus variant, but it will probably already have swept the world by the time these arrive
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Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of vaccine within two months to bolster the nation’s immunity as the new omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads
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Parliament formally endorses Boris Johnson ’s plans to limit spread of Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMPs have approved tougher Covid rules that came into force overnight making masks mandatory in more places in England and changing isolation requirements due to concern over theOmicron variant.Parliament had 28 days from the new regulations coming into effect to formally endorse the plansannounced by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, over the weekend, designed to limit the spread of the newly discovered variant, which some scientists fear could be much more transmiss...
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COVID-19 vaccine payments to GP practices will rise nearly a fifth to £15 per jab and routine CQC inspections will stop under plans to ramp up the booster campaign to tackle the Omicron variant.
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The company said that analyses and modeling of mutations in the variant suggest that they may weaken the effect of the treatment, but that studies using Omicron ’s full sequences are incomplete.
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