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New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant. A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant.

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in […]

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What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

It’s unclear where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected by scientists in South Africa and has now been seen in travelers to Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel. It’s unclear where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected by scientists in South Africa and has now been seen […]

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Case Western, Rutgers researchers take antiviral aim at COVID-19

The researchers — whose findings were published Friday, Nov. 26, in the journal Science Advances — note that the discovery could lead to treatments for other future viruses. The researchers — whose findings were published Friday, Nov. 26, in the journal Science Advances — note that the discovery could lead to treatments for other future […]

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FDA says Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from […]

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers from South Africa. The World Health Organization’s technical working group is to meet Friday to assess the new variant. Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers […]

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Who’s a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay

State and local governments have struggled to determine who among the many workers who braved the raging coronavirus pandemic before vaccines became available should qualify for so-called hero pay: Should it go to a small pool of essential workers like nurses or be spread around to others, including grocery store workers? State and local governments […]

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Supreme Court to hear 340B case that could impact all hospitals

A ruling in the American Hospital Association’s challenge to 340B reimbursement cuts could have ramifications for the entire sector. A ruling in the American Hospital Association’s challenge to 340B reimbursement cuts could have ramifications for the entire sector.

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UPMC sees 10% Medicaid enrollment growth, slimmer insurance margin

UPMC Health Plan and other insurers have covered more Medicaid enrollees this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UPMC Health Plan and other insurers have covered more Medicaid enrollees this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biden administration launches care workers’ rights initiative

The initiative will also strengthen enforcement to make sure employers are paying workers fairly. The initiative will also strengthen enforcement to make sure employers are paying workers fairly.

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