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New York officials confirm 5 cases of omicron Covid variant across state

An advertisement outside a hospital promoting COVID-19 testing in New York City on November 19, 2021. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Five cases have been confirmed in New York by the governor of Covid-19. Kathy Hochul spoke out late Thursday night, just hours after the discovery of Covid-19 variants in Minnesota-Colorado. At a press conference, […]

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Biden says no lockdowns, won’t expand vaccine mandates this winter

U.S. president Joe Biden talks about the plans of his administration to defeat coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), and the rise of Omicron variants during his visit at the National Institutes of Health. This was on December 2, 2021 in Bethesda Maryland. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe BidenOn Thursday, he stated that his plans to combat […]

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Omicron Covid variant expected to hit New York in ‘coming days,’ NY health commissioner says

On October 26, 2021, a Covid-19 testing pop-up stands in Manhattan. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York’s new and highly-mutated Covid-19 variant will be arriving in “coming days”, according to the state commissioner of health. We now have an exposure. It will likely be discovered in the next days, we fully anticipate.” Mary Bassett […]

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Minnesota reports second U.S. omicron case in resident who traveled to NYC

Outside a hospital, a sign advertises COVID-19 Testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Thursday was confirmed by Minnesota’s public health officials that there is a second case in the United States of the omicron Covid variant. The victim had just […]

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Covid hospitalizations from delta variant creep up again across America as omicron lands in U.S.

Andrew Pawson (age 30, coronavirus positive) in recovery from over a month spent in isolation wards holds his hand to his wife Isobel, inside his room at Memorial Hospital Rexburg in Idaho. October 28, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Despite the fact that Covid-19 hospitalizations continue to rise across the country, U.S. officials are still […]

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

One passenger arrives at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This is as the countries are reacting to Omicron’s new variant of coronavirus Omicron amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Carlos Barria | Reuters Spreading the Covid-19 variant of the micron omicron could delay travel industry recovery. This is a new challenge after international […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, Dec. 2

Investors need the following news, analysis and trends to help them start trading: 1. Wall Street rises after U.S. micron cases spark a sell-off Traders in New York City work at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), December 1, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Dow futures roseOver 100 points on Thursday. This is a loss […]

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Where did Omicron Covid variant come from and where is it circulating?

A doctor wearing PPE watches as he is tested for coronavirus in a drive to test houses-to-houses on July 21st, 2020 in Lima (Peru). Getty Images News | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — As more cases of the new omicron Covid variant emerge around the world, experts say it’s likely that the […]

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Biden asks businesses to proceed with vaccine mandate after omicron variant arrives in U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden talks about the efforts of his administration to alleviate supply chain problems during holiday season at the White House, Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe BidenOn Thursday, the Administration asked companies to accept the Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements. This is despite the fact that the rule […]

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U.S. tightens travel testing requirements, mask mandates

Joe Biden, US President, talks about Covid-19 shots that were administered to the US at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC, 02/25/2021 Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images Biden’s administration has tightened travel regulations to the U.S. by requiring international passengers arriving in America to be tested for Covid within 24hrs of their departure. […]