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#Omicron Variant

# omicron-variant - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Jan 25th 2022, 5:18 PM 45,954 Views 17 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

Jan 25th 2022, 12:03 PM 16,741 Views 27 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

# omicron-variant - Monday 24 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

Jan 24th 2022, 5:03 PM 44,322 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

# omicron-variant - Sunday 23 January, 2022

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:12 PM 83,634 Views 70 Comments

Across the entire European region, Omicron accounts for 15% of all Covid-19 cases.

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Jan 23rd 2022, 1:07 PM 49,430 Views 45 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

# omicron-variant - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Grammys postponed due to concerns over Omicron variant
# Grammys 2021
# Grammys 2021

Grammys postponed due to concerns over Omicron variant

Jan 5th 2022, 9:15 PM 12,084 Views 12 Comments

The Recording Academy said that holding the show on 31 January would have “too many risks”.

Record case numbers and new restrictions: How Europe is weathering Omicron
# Covid In Europe
# Covid In Europe

Record case numbers and new restrictions: How Europe is weathering Omicron

Jan 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 27,060 Views 21 Comments

There has been a significant rise in Covid-19 cases across Europe, with 100 million being reported since the pandemic began.

# omicron-variant - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown
# Uk Restrictions
# Uk Restrictions

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown

Jan 4th 2022, 5:46 PM 19,489 Views 34 Comments

Johnson said now is the time for the ‘utmost caution’ but argued the booster rollout has given substantial protection to the nation.

# omicron-variant - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Drop in South Africa's Covid-19 cases may show Omicron peak has passed
# Promising Signs
# Promising Signs

Drop in South Africa's Covid-19 cases may show Omicron peak has passed

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:56 PM 35,874 Views 68 Comments

There is a hint that infections involving the new variant may recede quickly after a ferocious spike.

# omicron-variant - Monday 20 December, 2021

Boris Johnson accused of ‘ducking difficult decisions’ over pulling back from Christmas lockdown
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

Boris Johnson accused of ‘ducking difficult decisions’ over pulling back from Christmas lockdown

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 8:42 PM 83,428 Views 20 Comments

Johnson said ministers are monitoring the data ‘hour by hour’ but indicated new measures are not expected before Christmas.

# omicron-variant - Saturday 18 December, 2021

'Major incident' declared in London due to the rapid spread of Omicron variant
# Mayor Of London
# Mayor Of London

'Major incident' declared in London due to the rapid spread of Omicron variant

Dec 18th 2021, 3:25 PM 139,414 Views 93 Comments

It means there will be closer co-ordination between key public services.

# omicron-variant - Thursday 16 December, 2021

France to toughen rules for travellers from UK due to Omicron fears
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

France to toughen rules for travellers from UK due to Omicron fears

Dec 16th 2021, 10:51 AM 18,734 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from Britain will need a negative Covid test from less than 24 hours earlier, to test again upon arrival and isolate for at least 48 hours.

# omicron-variant - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:44 PM 146,637 Views 140 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out closing schools early for the Christmas break.
  • GPs are to cut back on non-essential services to accelerate the booster jab rollout
  • Approximately 14% of Ireland's Covid-19 cases are now the Omicron variant.

# omicron-variant - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Leadership challenge ‘on the cards’ after Boris Johnson suffers largest rebellion
# Tory Party
# Tory Party

Leadership challenge ‘on the cards’ after Boris Johnson suffers largest rebellion

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 11:30 PM 72,506 Views 54 Comments

A senior Tory said if Johnson did not make changes, many would think it was time for a change.

# omicron-variant - Monday 13 December, 2021

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says
# Omicron
# Omicron

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says

Dec 13th 2021, 7:14 PM 43,056 Views 36 Comments

The minister also said plans to further accelerate the vaccine booster programme would be considered this week.

First death of patient with Omicron announced in UK, as Johnson faces into difficult week
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

First death of patient with Omicron announced in UK, as Johnson faces into difficult week

Updated Dec 13th 2021, 2:43 PM 38,765 Views 34 Comments

The Omicron variant is set to become the dominant strain of coronavirus in London by tomorrow.

# omicron-variant - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

Dec 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 48,713 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

# omicron-variant - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:44 PM 39,333 Views 48 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

Dec 2nd 2021, 3:59 PM 19,260 Views 31 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

# omicron-variant - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,505 Views 38 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.