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JetBlue cuts about 1,280 flights through mid-January due to omicron obstacles

JetBlue cuts about 1,280 flights through mid-January due to omicron obstacles

Updated on 12/30/2021 07:46 am JetBlue Airways Corp will reduce its itineraries through January 13 by about 1,280 flights due to an increase in crew members who became ill from the omicron variant of the coronavirus, it told Reuters on Thursday an airline spokesman. Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights every day in the United […]

90% of COVID-19 patients in UK intensive care did not get booster doses

90% of COVID-19 patients in UK intensive care did not get booster doses

Updated on 12/29/2021 09:43 am Up to 90% of COVID patients in intensive care in the UK have not received a booster dose of vaccine, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, once again excluding any tightening of restrictions before the New Year. . “I’m sorry to say, but the vast majority of people […]

The increase in global cases of COVID triggers tests and the fear of new quarantines

The increase in global cases of COVID triggers tests and the fear of new quarantines

Daily COVID-19 infections have reached record highs in the United States, swaths of Europe and Australia, with the rapid spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus that keeps workers at home and saturates testing centers. Almost two years after China first reported a cluster of “viral pneumonia” cases in the city of Wuhan, […]

WHO foresees “large number” of hospitalizations, although omicron is less dangerous

WHO foresees “large number” of hospitalizations, although omicron is less dangerous

Updated on 12/28/2021 07:24 am The rapid spread of omicron will cause “a large number of hospitalizations” of COVID-19 patients, albeit a slightly less dangerous variant than its predecessor, the European branch of the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday. “A rapid increase in omicron, such as that seen in several countries – even if […]

Infections rise in France during Christmas

Infections rise in France during Christmas

Updated on 12/26/2021 08:48 am France has registered more than 100,000 infections of the virus in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began, and hospitalizations for COVID-19 have doubled in the last month, while the contagious omicron variant complicates the government’s efforts to avoid a new quarantine. More than one in […]

What you need to know about rapid COVID test kits

What you need to know about rapid COVID test kits

The emergence of the omicron variant is sparking a scramble for COVID lateral flow tests, to try to ensure safe Christmas parties and family gatherings. The UK is grappling with a supply shortage of these faster and cheaper tests, known in the US as rapid tests, after health officials said last week that they are […]

US to provide free COVID test as omicron spreads around the world

US to provide free COVID test as omicron spreads around the world

The United States announced on Tuesday that it will distribute millions of free COVID tests in the face of the advance of the omicron variant, which has forced several governments around the world to reimpose restrictions in the face of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Washington also assured that it will donate more than […]

Europe studies new restrictions as omicron spreads around the world

Europe studies new restrictions as omicron spreads around the world

European countries were evaluating new travel restrictions on Tuesday given the rapid spread of the omicron variant around the world days before Christmas, sowing chaos in travel plans and causing confusion in financial markets. Omicron infections are multiplying rapidly in Europe, the United States and Asia, including Japan, where there were at least 180 cases […]

Ómicron: How are Facebook and other companies preparing to combat the variant of the coronavirus?

Ómicron: How are Facebook and other companies preparing to combat the variant of the coronavirus?

The omicron variant of the coronavirus, cataloged by the World Health Organization (WHO) of “high contagious risk”, it spreads very quickly in the world, which would compromise the return to face-to-face work of many large companies that have been forced to strengthen their arsenal anti-COVID-19 and delay the return to the offices. Google, for example, […]

Omicron and vaccines: what is the degree of immunity of those vaccinated according to initial studies?

Omicron and vaccines: what is the degree of immunity of those vaccinated according to initial studies?

Updated on 12/19/2021 02:27 pm Preliminary data, among a multitude that is being collected around the world, indicates that there is a reduction in immunity against the omicron variant among those who have the initial full vaccination schedule (two or one dose, depending on the vaccine received) or who have passed the COVID infection, the […]