Regeneron says Covid drug could be less effective against Omicron variant

Further analyses are ongoing to confirm the potential impact using the actual Omicron variant sequence, according to the drugmaker.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. headquarters in Tarrytown, N.Y., U.S., on June 12, 2020.Michael Nagle / Bloomberg via Getty ImagesNov. 30, 2021, 11:52 AM UTC / Updated Nov. 30, 2021, 11:59 AM UTC / Source: ReutersRegeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday prior analyses…

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Abortion case tests Supreme Court’s rightward shift after Trump

The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that asks the justices to overturn the long-standing decisions that established the right to abortion in the United States, a moment that Republican politicians, conservative legal groups and anti-abortion activists have worked for decades to deliver.The 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that first legalized…

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Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call

Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Boebert apologizes to Muslims as Democrats call for ‘real action to confront racism’ MORE (D-Minn.) and Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertGOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if…

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Biden administration to delay enforcement of federal worker vaccine mandate until next year

WASHINGTON — Federal workers will not be punished for failing to comply with President Joe Biden’s vaccination mandate until next year, the White House announced Monday.The deadline for federal workers to receive the vaccine or face suspension or firing was Nov. 22. The White House said 96.5% of the 3.5 million employee workforce, the country’s…

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South African doctor who first spotted the omicron Covid variant explains the symptoms

Member of the medical staff work in the hallways of the Intensive Care Unit where Covid-19 patients are hospitalised at the Etterbeek-Ixelles Hospital on April 6, 2021, in Brussels.JOHN THYS | AFP | Getty ImagesCovid symptoms linked to the new omicron variant have been described as “extremely mild” by the South African doctor who first…

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Omicron variant now in North America, Canadian officials say

Canadian officials announced Sunday that the omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached North America, with two cases appearing in Ontario.Top Ontario health officials Christine Elliott and Kieran Moore said in a joint statement that two people who had recently been in Nigeria have tested positive for the variant.Contact tracing was being conducted to determine…

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