U.S. Covid vaccinations spike as several states confirm omicron cases

U.S. Covid vaccinations spike as several states confirm omicron cases

People wait in line to get their Covid-19 vaccination at an outdoor walk-up vaccination site within Franklin Park in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Covid vaccinations spiked late this week as a rising number of states confirmed their first cases of the highly mutated omicron variant. Centers…

Omicron variant discovered in at least five states as millions prepare to gather for holidays

Omicron variant discovered in at least five states as millions prepare to gather for holidays

Omicron variant discovered in at least five states as millions prepare to gather for holidays – CBS News Watch CBSN Live At least five states have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, and that number could be much higher. Health officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated and boosted as they prepare to travel…

Allergy sufferers have nearly 40% lower risk of COVID-19 infection, study says

Allergy sufferers have nearly 40% lower risk of COVID-19 infection, study says

People who suffer from allergic conditions have a lower risk for developing COVID-19, according to a new U.K. study. The research from the Queen Mary University of London was published Thursday in the journal Thorax. ‘LONG’ COVID CAUSES BAD SMELLS AND TASTES, DEPRESSION FOR SOME SURVIVORS: ‘HOT WATER SMELLS LIKE ROTTING MEAT’ Analyzing data from…

Study suggests Omicron has reinfection advantage as rich nations push vaccine boosters and Africa pleads for 1st shots

Study suggests Omicron has reinfection advantage as rich nations push vaccine boosters and Africa pleads for 1st shots

Johannesburg — As data on real-world infections in South Africa, where the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first identified, suggest the mutated virus has an increased ability to reinfect people who have already had COVID-19, the new strain is also highlighting inequalities in the global pandemic response. A study published on Thursday as a pre-print, which…

Infectious disease expert Dr. Celine Gounder on Omicron variant, holiday travel impact

Infectious disease expert Dr. Celine Gounder on Omicron variant, holiday travel impact

Infectious disease expert Dr. Celine Gounder on Omicron variant, holiday travel impact – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Officials have identified the first known case of the Omicron variant in the country. Infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Celine Gounder, talks to “CBS Mornings” about…

Cramer says stocks are ‘still badly oversold’ even after Wall Street’s big rally

Cramer says stocks are ‘still badly oversold’ even after Wall Street’s big rally

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that trying to get into the mindset of the stock market “can be hard to fathom,” especially with Wall Street’s recent volatility on the developments surrounding the new omicron Covid variant. “Sentiment’s a fickle beast,” he added. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 617 points or 1.8% despite two more…

Germany announces major restrictions on the unvaccinated as COVID cases surge

Germany announces major restrictions on the unvaccinated as COVID cases surge

People who aren’t vaccinated will be excluded from nonessential stores, cultural and recreational venues, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, as part of an effort to curb coronavirus infections that again topped 70,000 newly confirmed COVID cases in a 24-hour period. The measures were necessary in light…