US Reports First Omicron Variant Case
The first U.S. case is a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22.
WHO Decries Travel Bans, Backs Omicron Testing
In its statement, WHO said that so far, current PCR tests continue to be effective in detecting the variant.
Powell Says COVID Variant Clouds Inflation, Economic Outlook
He adds that the new variant could also worsen supply chain disruptions.
Talks To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal Resume; US Stays Distant
Hopes of quick progress were muted after a hard-line new government in Tehran led to a more than five-month hiatus in negotiations.
Dozens Stuck In England’s Highest Pub After Snowstorm
They have been unable to leave since Friday when a late autumn storm brought snow and heavy winds that felled power cables and blocked roads.
Biden: Virus Variant Cause For Concern, Not Panic
He was accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Biden Vaccine Rule Blocked In Wyoming
The rule requires workers to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 6 and their second dose by Jan. 4.
Biden Sets Out Oil, Gas Leasing Reform, Stops Short of Ban
The Biden administration has recommended an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
New COVID Variant Threat Causes Worldwide Scramble
The world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant that is potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled waves of infection on nearly every continent.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Returns With All The Trimmings
After being crimped by the coronavirus last year, the event returned in full Thursday, though with precautions.