Immunocompromised key for identification of Omicron: IDSA experts

Immunocompromised key for identification of Omicron: IDSA experts

Editor’s Note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in the Medscapes Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Carlos del Rio Although officials are awaiting more information on the virulence, transmissibility and vaccine evasion potential of the Omicron variant, an immediate action they recommend is to prioritize the genetic sequencing of positive virus samples, especially from immunocompromised … Read more

UK Covid live: NHS England says acceleration of booster jab rollout will begin ‘by December 13’ | World news

UK Covid live: NHS England says acceleration of booster jab rollout will begin ‘by December 13’ |  World news

We can confirm that two members of Oxford University have tested positive for Covid-19 and that the Omicron variant is suspected. The individuals are now isolating in accordance with government guidance and their close contacts have been notified and isolating as well. The university works closely with the public health authorities and follows their advice. … Read more

Unvaccinated Tasmanians banned from pubs, bars, nightclubs and music events

Unvaccinated Tasmanians banned from pubs, bars, nightclubs and music events

Tasmanian residents have been told if they “want to enjoy the summer to the fullest, be waxed” as the government wants to ban unvaccinated patrons from pubs, bars and participation in music festivals. Unvaccinated Tasmanians will be locked out of pubs, bars, nightclubs and music festivals ahead of a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in the … Read more

Oslo Julefest leaves 17 vaccinated guests with suspected Omicron infection

Oslo Julefest leaves 17 vaccinated guests with suspected Omicron infection

About a hundred guests gathered for an office Christmas party in Norway on Friday – now officials believe it is the source of the nation’s furious outbreak of the highly mutated Omicron coronavirus variant. According to The Local, all party guests were vaccinated and they all took tests before gathering for the party in Oslo. … Read more

Will all Ontarians – not just those 50 and up – need a third COVID-19 shot?

Will all Ontarians – not just those 50 and up – need a third COVID-19 shot?

With the news that Ontario is opening up to third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone aged 50 and over, many may be wondering if all two-shot Ontarians will need another jab. In short, it’s likely – we just do not know when. It is also not clear whether a third dose will be … Read more

When can I get my COVID booster shot? We answer questions about Ontario’s rollout

When can I get my COVID booster shot?  We answer questions about Ontario’s rollout

The rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccines in Ontario is already underway, with more than 290,000 shots given to those eligible by the end of November. On Thursday, the province announced the extension of eligibility for booster shots for those 50 years or older, which opened up the third vaccine dose for 3.8 million more Ontarians … Read more

COVID-19: 1 confirmed, 2 probable Omicron cases found in the Halton region

COVID-19: 1 confirmed, 2 probable Omicron cases found in the Halton region

A confirmed case and two probable cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been discovered in the Halton region, local officials say. All three cases are related to one of the likely cases involving a person who recently traveled to Nigeria, a Halton Region press release said Thursday. The statement said the individuals are now … Read more

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus Shelter – CBS New York

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus Shelter – CBS New York

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus ShelterCBS New York Bogus anti-vaccine ad in NYC shows 10 bizarre reasons to be anti-Vaxx: ‘It could kill you’The Daily Beast Anti-vaccination ad appears in a bus basket in BrooklynGothamist Misinformation campaign: Rogue anti-wax ad shows up at Brooklyn bus stop | amNewYorkamNY .

Germany may soon make Covid vaccines mandatory

Germany may soon make Covid vaccines mandatory

A sign showing only “2G”, the term in Germany for people who have either been vaccinated against or recently recovered from Covid-19. Jens Schlueter | Getty Images German lawmakers have implemented new curbs for the unvaccinated and made plans to vote to make Covid vaccines mandatory. National and regional leaders on Thursday agreed to ban … Read more

Omicron mutations a ‘worst-case scenario’ says Moderna president

Omicron mutations a ‘worst-case scenario’ says Moderna president

Doctors are urging everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant appear in several states, but the vaccine may also need to be changed to keep up with the mutations of the virus. “This is probably one of our worst cases. scenarios in the form of the combination of mutations … Read more