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The omicron variant is sending more children to hospital in South Africa. Infants, who largely only had a mild course of illness with previous variants are now experiencing moderate to severe symptoms. H/T: @KatePri35772611 & @NjbBari3.
#MasksInSchools Dr Noor Bari
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As always a useful thread from @trvrb estimating an Rt of 3 or more for #omicron in South Africa at the moment. “I'm hoping that prior immunity protects against severe outcomes, but I'm very concerned about the size of the epidemic wave in the US and across the world”
As the Omicron epidemic continues to expand in South Africa and as case counts and sequencing data continues to come in, we can better estimate the current transmission rate of Omicron. 1/19
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🚨 NSW Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Regents Park Christian School in western Sydney. 🚨 There is now a total of 13 cases linked to this cluster. 🚨 The Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym at VILLAWOOD is a venue of concern. MORE 👇 thepulse.org.au/2021/12/03/c…
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Novavax Inc said on Thursday it could begin commercial manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine tailored for the Omicron coronavirus variant in January next year, while it tests whether or not its current vaccine works against the variant. reuters.com/business/healthc…
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BREAKING: South Africa reports 8,561 new coronavirus cases, up 571% from last week amid increased testing
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94% of Western Australians support WA's handling of the pandemic But dips in approval of both state and federal government handling of pandemics seem to happen when cases rise (A potential landmine for the Feds as WA reopens ahead of the 2022 election.) abc.net.au/news/2021-12-01/s…
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Japan, a densely populated country of around 125 million people, might be close to eliminating COVID-19. Having beaten the delta variant, they’re not about to test their luck against the omicron strain.
BREAKING: Japan closes border to all foreigners due to new coronavirus variant
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BREAKING: Australia will “pause” plans to reopen borders to vaccinated visa holders on dec 1 and DELAY date until Dec 15 in response to new Covid strain more to come @newscomauHQ
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JUST IN: The World Health Organization says omicron variant poses a 'very high' global risk and could lead to 'severe consequences' in some regions
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JUST IN: The Govt has taken the decision to pause the next step to reopen Australia to international skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders from 1 December until 15 December due to OMICRON.
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Seen a lot of people decrying scientists for “panicking” over the last couple of days. The precautionary principle is not panicking, it’s an entirely appropriate response.
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#BREAKING: Genomic sequencing has confirmed two passengers who arrived in Syd from southern Africa on Sat have been infected with the Omicron variant. Note: We still don't know how transmissible it is, how it escapes immunity, & whether it's causing more severe disease. @abcnews
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The federal government will today announce changes to quarantine rules for people who have been in South Africa recently. There will also be updated travel advice for people considering going to countries where the #Omicron COVID variant has been found. @abcnews
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