Second US case of Omicron variant found in Minnesota

The patient with the first confirmed case of the coronavirus Omicron variant in the United States is doing well, San Francisco health officer Dr. Susan Philip told CNN. “This first individual is doing well,” Philip told CNN’s John Berman on New Day Thursday, adding that there are no signs of further transmission of the virus … Read more

UC professor Michael Plank on Covid modelling, mathematics and life in his adopted homeland

Michael Plank, a keen outdoorsman from England’s Peak District, was drawn to New Zealand by its unspoiled wilderness. Now a professor at Canterbury University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics in Ilam, he finds himself with a veritable mountain to climb as his adopted home navigates the Covid-19 pandemic. Reporter Chris Barclay quizzed the academic about his most … Read more

Another Omicron case is detected in the U.S., this time in a Minnesota resident who had been to N.Y.C.

One of his close contacts has since tested positive for Covid-19, officials said, but because a rapid test was used, scientists have not yet determined whether that person, who is also in Minnesota, had the Omicron variant as well. Genetic sequencing is required to determine which variant a patient has. In recent months the United … Read more

‘The stuff of nightmares’: Terrifying fish washes up on San Diego beach

What lies beneath? A gruesome-looking sea creature gave beachcombers the fright of their lives after it was spotted washed ashore on a San Diego beach Tuesday. Footage of the freaky flotsam is currently making waves online. “I have never seen anything quite like this before,” Jay Beiler, who took the photos, told NBC of the … Read more

Biden says the US must ‘vaccinate the rest of the world’ to beat COVID-19 pandemic

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! President Joe Biden announced that he hoped America would continue spearheading international COVID-19 relief projects, saying it was a “moral obligation” to “vaccinate the rest of the world.” At a Thursday press conference, Biden announced a series of new policies to be implemented that would hopefully curb … Read more

Joe Biden says no government shutdown unless someone “decides to be totally erratic”

President Joe Biden said Thursday he doesn’t think a government shutdown will happen as the deadline looms for lawmakers to reach a funding deal. Biden was asked by a reporter if there will be a shutdown as he left the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after speaking about the administration’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic … Read more