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Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said that while two doses may not be strong enough to prevent infection, lab tests showed a booster increased by 25-fold people's levels of antibodies capable of fighting off omicron. For people who haven't yet had a booster, the companies said two doses still should prevent severe disease or death.
Existing vaccines should protect against severe illness from Omicron, a World Health Organisation official has said, as a study suggested the variant can partially evade the Pfizer vaccine. The preliminary study in South Africa, based on data from those who have been double jabbed who had a prior infection, found a “very large drop” in neutralisation of Omicron compared to an earlier variant. “We have highly effective vaccines that have proved effective against all the variants so far, in terms of severe disease and hospitalisation, and there’s no reason to expect that it wouldn’t be so” for Omicron, he told AFP news agency.
No 10 Christmas party: a look into the government’s festive scandal
The storm is also threatening further destruction in some parts of Britain that had just about finished repairing the damage caused by Storm Arwen in late November.View on euronews
Hilarious video from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport shows the bizarre moment a bag rolled across the tarmac for almost a minute on a windy November day.
Researchers have indicated a change in drinking habits since the pandemic may explain the yearly rise in deaths.
Results of first laboratory experiments on new variant ‘better than I expected’, scientist says
First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill were speaking following confirmation of the first Omicron cases in the region.
Several Amazon.com Inc services including Prime Video, its namesake e-commerce website and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down for thousands of users on Tuesday. Amazon said the outage was likely due to issues related to application programming interface (API), which is a set of protocols for building and integrating application software. “We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a report on its service health dashboard, adding that it has identified the cause and was working to resolve the issue.
Allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement have followed the CEO for more nearly a decade
‘Lockdown loneliness’ linked to higher anxiety among 20 to 24-year-olds.
Footage of the White House’s extensive holiday decorations and the efforts that went in to preparing for the season was released via YouTube on December 6.The White House officially unveiled its Christmas decorations on Monday, November 29, with the theme of “Gifts from the Heart” – inspired by “the acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year,” First Lady Jill Biden said on Twitter.In total, the White House has 41 Christmas trees, with around 6,000 feet of ribbon, over 300 candles, and over 10,000 ornaments used. A 360-degree view of the decorations is available to view on Google Street View, the First Lady said. Credit: The White House via Storyful
Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry has called for Dominic Raab to both apologise and resign over his handling of the Afghanistan evacuation in summer.
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The BBC is to drop the "BAME" acronym after a report found the term could “cause serious insult” by treating ethnic minorities as a single group.
The Prime Minister was challenged on what steps the Government would take to deliver changes to the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements.
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI in Dakar, Senegal. Parly slammed a "disinformation campaign" aimed at creating "anti-French discourse" in Africa's Sahel region, as France reorganises its military presence there. The minister said she did not believe Russian Wagner group mercenaries were in the Malian capital Bamako, but added that "that does not mean the current Malian authorities are not planning to bring them there". The arrival of Russian mercenaries in Mali would be "simply unacceptable", she said.
Often described as austere and even robotic, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz nonetheless managed to inspire German voters in this year's election with a campaign that played on his reputation as a safe pair of hands.
Boris Johnson is expected to face questions over whether he has told the truth about an alleged lockdown-busting Christmas party in No 10 after leaked footage showed his aides joking about a festive gathering.