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Why is the new coronavirus variant called 'Omicron'?

In choosing a name for the variant, the World Health Organization skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet, Nu and Xi. Here is why.

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COVID Omicron variant: How to stay safe if you have to travel

Sonovia’s SonoMask proven more than 99% effective against all previous variants. Company expects it to work against Omicron, too. 

I overcame fear and vaccinated my children against COVID - three reasons

If COVID-19 has taught us anything it is that we must live for today because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Omicron COVID variant: Countries place travel restrictions on Africa

South Africa said that imposing restrictions on travelers from the country because of a newly identified COVID-19 variant Omicron was unjustified.

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Residents of this island are active at 80. What’s their secret?

Residents of the Greek island Icaria have one of the highest average life expectancies in the world. What’s their secret? Can you get it even if you don’t live there?

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How can ultra-Orthodox dietary habits be improved? - study

A new study by the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University analyzed the dietary habits of the ultra-Orthodox community and offered steps to improve them.

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Novavax developing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant

The company has said it is on track to file for US approval by the end of the year. It has also filed for approvals with the European Medicines Agency as well as in Canada.

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WHO names new COVID variant Omicron, cautions against travel measures

A new COVID variant has been discovered in South Africa, causing other countries to ban travel to and from there.


What is the new COVID Omicron variant? Here’s what we know

The South African coronavirus variant known as Omicron or B.1.1.529 is raising red flags worldwide. 

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COVID-19: Bitcoin tumbles as new variant sees riskier assets dumped

Bitcoin, the largest digital currency, fell as much as 7.8% to $54,377, its lowest since Oct. 12.

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