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UK scientists: bring in curbs now or face up to 2m daily Covid infections as Omicron spreads

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The scale of the threat posed by the Omicron variant was laid bare by government scientists last night as they warned that there are now hundreds of thousands of infections every day. That daily number could reach bet...

South African Covid cases up 255% in a week as Omicron spreads

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Covid cases in South Africa have surged by 255% in the past seven days but there is mounting anecdotal evidence that infections with the Omicron variant are provoking milder symptoms than in previous waves. According ...

WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads

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The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the World Health Organization has said, amid warnings that it could damage the global economic recovery. The United ...

Red Snow review – vampire comedy spreads Christmas cheer not chills

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Home Alone meets The Lost Boys in this trashy half-way entertaining Christmas vampire movie from director Sean Nichols Lynch; it’s a black comedy with some silly splattery gore. Lynch makes the most of a limited budge...

First Thing: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron spreads

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Good morning. Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases and stagnating vaccination rates. Early ev...

‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok

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Instagram has attracted a firestorm after whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed internal research showing the platform downplayed proof of its toxic effects – including the rise of eating disorders – on children. But...

New Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreads outside Auckland

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New Zealand’s Delta Covid variant outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, prompting the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to put additional regions into a snap lockdown. There were 32 new coronavirus cases on Sunday in the...

US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads

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The US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, a sharp drop from preceding months, as employers cut back hiring plans amid the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus virus. The unemployment rate declined by...

‘We can never go back’: Taliban surge spreads fear in Delhi’s ‘Little Kabul’

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They call it little Kabul and it’s not hard to see why. In this lively corner of south Delhi, the streets of Lajpat Nagar are lined with Afghan pharmacies, supermarkets, travel agents and beauty parlours, with Dari Pe...

Remote Indigenous community of Wilcannia under severe strain as Covid spreads

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Covid is spreading rapidly in the majority Aboriginal town of Wilcannia in far western New South Wales, with at least 39 cases recorded in a week in a community of just 750 people. Locals say the Delta outbreak could ...

As Delta spreads, Republicans adopt Trump’s demagoguery and blame immigrants

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As America reaches the milestone of 70% of adults with at least one dose of a vaccine, the highly contagious Delta variant is surging. Public health officials are trying to keep the focus on the urgent need for more v...

‘Greece has burned’: thousands flee Athens suburb as wildfire spreads – video

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Thousands of people were forced to flee Thrakomakedones, a suburb of the Greek capital, after strong winds spread wildfires that burned down homes.More than 50 wildfires are burning across Greece as the worst heatwave...

NSW Covid update: Sydney suffers worst day of pandemic with 262 cases and five deaths as Delta spreads north

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A beach party in Newcastle attended by young people from western Sydney has triggered a snap lockdown in eight regional local government areas as New South Wales authorities worry that the Delta variant of Covid is no...

As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits

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Praised for preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths and allowing a return to more normal life, Covid vaccines will also substantially benefit some pharmaceutical companies. In June, analysts estimated the global ma...

Google becomes latest tech firm to delay reopening as Delta variant spreads

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Google has backtracked on plans to welcome most workers back to its sprawling campus in September, becoming the latest Silicon Valley company to delay reopening amid a surge in Covid cases. The company announced Wedne...

Fears for Indonesia provinces as Delta variant spreads out of Java

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Scenes that have for months haunted hospitals across Indonesia’s Java island are appearing across the country, as the Delta variant spreads to new provinces, causing shortages of beds and oxygen. Images have circulate...