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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: call to adjust attitudes in SA

Independent online (SA) 03 Dec 2021
South Africa observes Disability Rights Awareness Month (Dram) from 3 November to 3 December every year, culminating in the observance of the International Day on 3 December ... In South Africa, we observed Dram 2021 under the theme ... The report looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the rights of persons with disabilities in South Africa.

Most Omicron cases so far have been mild, but experts say it will take weeks ...

Business Insider 03 Dec 2021
Most of the data we have comes from South Africa, a country with a younger and healthier population than the US ... Unben Pillay, a general practitioner in Gauteng province, where 81% of South Africa's new cases have been reported, said he's observed patients having "flu-like symptoms.

‘Premature to say Omicron will be more pathogenic or immune evasive’

The Times of India 03 Dec 2021
Due to these many mutations, the diagnosis based on/including S gene of Omicron is not being picked up, and this was the basis of its reporting as a new SARS-CoV2 variant in South Africa ... Such increase in transmissibility is being observed at least in South Africa for now.

Martin Parr We love sports: the unavoidable show in Turin

Swords Today 03 Dec 2021
The exhibition focuses on the attitudes of people who intend to observe and train the most diverse topics in all parts of the world., From horse racing on Irish beaches to Tai Chi on the streets of Shanghai ... July Horse Racing, Durban, South Africa, 2005 © Martin Parr / Magnum Pictures.

Epidemiological Update: SARS-CoV-2 variants in the Region of the Americas - 1 December 2021

Reliefweb 02 Dec 2021
In the Republic of South Africa, where VOC Omicron was first identified, a recent increase in the number of cases has been observed in multiple provinces, coinciding with the detection of this variant. Currently, all VOCs are circulating in the Republic of South Africa, with a predominance of VOC Omicron in the past two weeks.

COVID-19: Ghana records cases of Omicron variant at airport

Business Ghana 02 Dec 2021
Omicron was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by South Africa in November 2021 and early evidence suggests it has a higher re-infection risk ... In response, a number of countries have now banned or restricted flights to and from South Africa and several neighbouring nations.

Roller Coaster Week On Wall Street Continues Following News Of Omicron Variant

Money and Markets 02 Dec 2021
Angelique Coetzee told Reuters that the hype “that’s been created currently out there in the media and worldwide doesn’t correlate with the clinical picture.” She added, “It doesn’t warrant to just cut us off from traveling and bans South Africa as if we are the villains in the whole process—should not be like that.”.

What does Omicron mean for Canada's vaccinated majority?

Canoe 02 Dec 2021
Although the variant has been found to evade the immune barriers protecting the body from infection, early observational data in South Africa seems to show that vaccines still afford some level of protection and the double-dosed have, so far, suffered only mild symptoms.

Omicron: What is known — and still unknownWHO has termed omicron a 'variant of concern' ...

Deccan Herald 01 Dec 2021
But that observation was based mainly on South Africa’s cases among young people, who are less likely overall to become severely ill from Covid ... Six South Africa and other high-risk nations returnees in Maharashtra test Covid-19 positive ... Researchers in South Africa sounded the ...

How to fight Covid-19 while the scientists wait for answers on Omicron

CNN 30 Nov 2021
(CNN)This week, news of a worrisome variant of the coronavirus dubbed Omicron dominated headlines after it was first detected in South Africa ... Early observations in South Africa suggest Omicron may spread more easily than Delta, although such early estimates are notoriously unreliable.

Lax Americans are not prepared for Omicron or any other new variant

Deseret News 30 Nov 2021
A nurse prepares to test a person for COVID-19 in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 ... Gbemiga Olamikan, Associated Press ... None of this information, however, has been confirmed through enough observation and testing. And so, early precautions have included travel bans to South Africa and other regions where the variant exists ... .

Chicago's top doc on omicron: 'The sky is not falling.'

Chicago Business 30 Nov 2021
The latest COVID strain has not been detected in the U.S., but Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady would not be surprised if omicron is found here in the days or weeks to come ... A.D. Quig ... Allison Arwady  ... It is likely, based on patterns observed in South Africa, that the omicron is more transmissible, per Arwady’s presentation ... 9 ... 6.

South African doctor who discovered Omicron describes symptoms

Beijing News 30 Nov 2021
Her observations were partly confirmed by Professor Barry Schoub, a virologist and the head of South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 vaccines ... The Omicron variant first identified in southern Africa has since spread beyond the region, with cases in several European countries linked to travelers coming from South Africa.

Omicron variant ‘in Netherlands days earlier than previously thought’

Belfast Telegraph 30 Nov 2021
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was already in the Netherlands when South Africa alerted the World Health Organisation (WHO) about it last week, Dutch health authorities have said ... Those findings pre-date the positive cases found among passengers who came from South Africa last Friday and were tested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

South African doctor treating omicron patients says vaccinated 'so far have no complication'

The Hill 30 Nov 2021
*so far* doctors in South Africa are seeing only mild to moderate symptoms in patients who have been vaccinated against Covid with no larger complications, Dr ... The variant, which has a high number of mutations, was first identified in South Africa, but has since spread to a number of countries.