New COVID-19 Variant Raising Alarms, Restrictions

LOS ANGLES (CBSLA) – A new COVID-19 variant is setting off alarms around the globe and creating new regulations at home. The World Health Organization is calling it “Omicron,” saying that the variant was originally detected in South Africa. READ MORE: Black Friday Shoppers Return Despite Pandemic, Recent Rash Of Smash-And-Grab Robberies Health experts say … Read more

WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns

The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press November 27, 2021, 12:35 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GENEVA — The World Trade … Read more

Biden administration restricting travel from southern Africa over COVID variant

The Biden administration is restricting travel from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns about a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region, according to senior administration officials. The restrictions on travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi begin Monday. The restrictions don’t apply to American citizens or lawful permanent … Read more

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of the pill ahead of a public meeting next week where academic and … Read more

Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

President Joe Biden is wishing Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving ByThe Associated Press November 25, 2021, 5:15 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NANTUCKET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, … Read more