What we know about U.S. omicron cases

The COVID-19 testing facility at Newark Liberty International Airport was announced on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. Spencer Platt | Getty Images More than 20 people in 11 US states have tested positive for the omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. Patients range in age, vaccination status, and travel history, but … Read more

Germany could soon make Covid vaccines mandatory

A sign showing entry only “2G”, which is the term in Germany for people who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid-19. Jens Schluetter | Getty Images German lawmakers implemented new restrictions on the unvaccinated and planned to vote on making Covid vaccines mandatory. National and regional leaders agreed on Thursday to ban … Read more

Six different Covid vaccines are safe and effective when used as boosters, UK study finds

Emergency medical technician Ethan Hall gives Mark Turney, 66, a kidney transplant patient, a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. Joseph Precious | AFP | Getty Images A British study has found that six different Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective when used as booster doses. … Read more

Omicron to dominate and overwhelm the world in 3-6 months, doctor says

SINGAPORE – The new Omicron variant of the Covid virus is likely to “overwhelm the entire world” in the coming months, according to an infectious disease doctor in Singapore. Dr Leong Ho Nam of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital said Wednesday that while vaccines against the strain can be developed quickly, they need to be tested … Read more

U.S. confirms nation’s first case of omicron Covid variant in California

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that US health officials have confirmed the country’s first case of the highly mutated novel coronavirus variant called Omicron in California. The White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the person, who was fully vaccinated, had just returned from travel in South Africa … Read more

Omicron Covid variant found in 20 countries but not yet in U.S.

In this photo illustration, a hand holds a medical syringe with the words omicron covid-19 variant in the background. Rafael Henrique | Light Rocket | Getty Images White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that 226 cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in 20 countries so far, … Read more

omicron vaccine could be approved in 3-4 months

A passenger receives a test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pre-departure testing facility, as countries react to the novel coronavirus variant Omicron, outside the international terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, November 29, 2021. Lauren Elliott | Reuters The European Union’s medical agency said, on Tuesday, that the European Union may approve a … Read more

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

Rochelle Wallinsky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 4, 2021. Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reinforced its recommendation for Covid-boosted shots, telling all adults … Read more

Cramer reluctant to buy market bounce, says ‘silly sellers’ could hit stocks

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said he wasn’t comfortable buying early in Monday’s stock market recovery, after Friday’s plunge due to Omicron, because selling could resume in the event of future negative news around the highly mutating Covid variant. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had risen about 400 points, or more than 1%, shortly after Wall … Read more

Massive inflation to likely push Fed to hike rates 6 times: Federated

The bull in the market has long been tempering its expectations due to inflation. Phil Orlando of Federated Hermes expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates six times over the next two years to tame massive price increases from cars to shelter and food. “Our best guess is that we will see quarter-point rate … Read more