Disease expert who sounded early warning about Covid predicts US already has 2,000 omicron cases

Former California health official Dr Charity Dean said the US is not genetically sequencing enough virus samples to reliably spot new variants


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South review – startling filmed record of Shackleton’s gruelling Antarctic odyssey
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