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Finland’s prime minister apologizes after partying all night despite coronavirus exposure
Early studies suggest omicron is formidable — but not unstoppable
Carolyn Y. Johnson
Two years into this pandemic, the world is dangerously unprepared for the next one, report says
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The Omicron Variant
New coronavirus vaccine may eventually be needed for omicron variant, BioNTech CEO says
Biden pledges to fight new variant ‘with science and speed,’ as omicron cases multiply and winter outlook worsens
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A dance, not a war
‘Discriminatory’ coronavirus rules leave expats frustrated while sparking diplomatic disputes
First lab results show omicron has ‘much more extensive escape’ from antibodies than previous variants
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Omicron seems to cause milder illness, Fauci says, as study shows evasion of antibodies
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Republicans’ disregard for doctors on the coronavirus
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