New COVID-19 strain found in France, could be more resistant to vaccines

World 01/07/22, 21:22

French scientists have detected a new mutant variant of the coronavirus, which they fear could be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines but is not fast spreading. The new variant, dubbed "IHU" or B.1.640.2, was first reported in November by researchers at the Méditerranée Infection University Hospital Institute in Marseilles, which means it ...

Omicron variant arrives in Canada

News 11/28/21, 21:55

Omicron, the newly listed coronavirus variant of concern, is now present in Canada, officials said Sunday, Nov. 28. The strain was detected in two people arriving from Nigeria, the Ontario government said in a statement, according to Fox News. The patients have been isolated. After emerging in Southern Africa last week, Omicron ...

Biden announces travel ban for 8 African countries due to new COVID-19 variant

U.S. 11/27/21, 01:16

President Joe Biden on Friday, Nov. 26, announced an air travel ban for South Africa and some other countries, citing risks from a new COVID-19 variant. However, he previously criticized the predecessor Donald Trump as xenophobic for taking the same policy. "As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I ...

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