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News and Politics - Slate Magazine
NIH Director Francis Collins: “There’s No Reason to Panic” Over Omicron Yet
Health officials say news of the new COVID-19 variant should push people to get fully vaccinated and sign up for their booster shot.
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Netherlands, Australia, Denmark Confirm Omicron Cases as Israel Shuts Borders
As the new COVID-19 variant keeps spreading, governments rushed to impose travel bans, although some experts warn it may be too late.
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Omicron: Why Did WHO Skip Over Two Letters in Greek Alphabet to Name Latest Variant?
The letters "nu" and "xi" were next but the World Health Organization went straight to "omicron."
Fauci Warns Omicron Could Already Be in U.S. as U.K., Germany, Italy Detect Cases
The new COVID-19 variant had already been detected in Belgium, Israel, and Hong Kong.
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