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President Biden talks omicron variant

President Joe Biden spoke about the new omicron variant and Dr. Jen Ashton has all the information on the guidelines that stood out most.
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President Biden talks omicron variant
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What we know about the severity of omicron cases?

ABC News' Dr. Jen Ashton has answers to viewers health and COVID-19 questions.
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What we know about the severity of omicron cases?
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COVID-19 variant omicron has not yet been detected in US

The White House said that if a variant-specific vaccine is needed, the process would include FDA and CDC authorization and would take about three months.
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COVID-19 variant omicron has not yet been detected in US
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US and other countries impose travel bans due to omicron variant

ABC News' Conor Finnegan discusses the reaction to the travel restrictions amid this new variant and how it can affect the world economy.
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US and other countries impose travel bans due to omicron variant
4 hours ago

Omicron variant cases confirmed in at least 18 countries

Dr. Alok Patel at Stanford Children’s Health discusses the modification of vaccines since the detection of the new variant and how concerned Americans should be.
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Omicron variant cases confirmed in at least 18 countries
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COVID-19 omicron variant sparks travel bans, indoor mask mandates in NY

The variant was first identified in Botswana and has now been detected in more than 12 countries. It hasn't been found in the U.S. yet, but officials are making changes to prepare.
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COVID-19 omicron variant sparks travel bans, indoor mask mandates in NY
December 1, 2021, 12:23 AM

Brazil and Japan report first cases of the omicron variant

Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm
December 1, 2021, 12:23 AM
1st French omicron case on Indian Ocean island of Reunion
December 1, 2021, 12:12 AM

US public health officials provide briefing on omicron variant

The White House COVID-19 response team said that the variant has not been found in the United States yet.
December 1, 2021, 12:12 AM
US public health officials provide briefing on omicron variant
November 30, 2021, 10:52 PM

Dr. Jha answers omicron variant questions

Dr. Ashish Jah, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, sheds light on the new variant.
November 30, 2021, 10:52 PM
Dr. Jha answers omicron variant questions
November 30, 2021, 10:48 PM

Omicron variant creates ‘incredible uncertainty’: Dr. Richard Besser

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO Dr. Richard Besser on the potential threat from the omicron variant and what it means for the battle against COVID-19.
November 30, 2021, 10:48 PM
Omicron variant creates ‘incredible uncertainty’: Dr. Richard Besser
November 30, 2021, 10:47 PM

Jodi Picoult talks 'Wish You Were Here,' which she wrote during COVID-19

The bestselling author behind "My Sister's Keeper" is out with a new book, which has already been picked up by Netflix.
November 30, 2021, 10:47 PM
Jodi Picoult talks 'Wish You Were Here,' which she wrote during COVID-19
November 30, 2021, 10:31 PM

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in the US

Health officials are concerned that cases will continue to rise during the holiday season.
November 30, 2021, 10:31 PM
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in the US
November 30, 2021, 10:21 PM

FDA working to investigate omicron variant

Former White House vaccine coordinator Dr. Bechara Choucair discusses concerns over the new omicron variant as the FDA is working to obtain genetic information and patient samples.
November 30, 2021, 10:21 PM
FDA working to investigate omicron variant
November 30, 2021, 10:18 PM

What to know about the omicron variant

Dr. Alexis Carrington breaks down what you need to know about the latest COVID variant.
November 30, 2021, 10:18 PM
What to know about the omicron variant
November 30, 2021, 10:15 PM

Director of the National Institutes of Health explains new variant

Dr. Francis Collins talks to "GMA" about the omicron variant and whether current vaccines will be effective.
November 30, 2021, 10:15 PM
Director of the National Institutes of Health explains new variant
November 30, 2021, 7:57 PM

‘Very early days’ in knowledge of omicron variant

ABC News contributor Dr. John Brownstein discusses what we do and don’t know about the new omicron variant and its impact on controlling the pandemic.
November 30, 2021, 7:57 PM
‘Very early days’ in knowledge of omicron variant
November 30, 2021, 5:38 PM

What to know about new COVID-19 variant omicron

Here's what to know about the new COVID-19 variant first detected in southern Africa.
November 30, 2021, 5:38 PM
What to know about new COVID-19 variant omicron
November 30, 2021, 5:38 PM

UK launches booster vaccination blitz as new variant spreads

Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of vaccine within two months to bolster the nation’s immunity as the new omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads
November 30, 2021, 5:38 PM
Face masks again mandatory in England amid variant spread
November 30, 2021, 11:28 AM

Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant

Japan has confirmed its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a Namibian diplomat who recently arrived from his country
November 30, 2021, 11:28 AM
Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant
November 30, 2021, 2:42 AM

ABC NEWS LIVE: WHO warns of global omicron variant risk

Plus, Democrats hope to send the Build Back Better Act to President Joe Biden’s desk by the end of the year, and scientists say a man has been cured, temporarily, of Type 1 diabetes.
November 30, 2021, 2:42 AM
ABC NEWS LIVE: WHO warns of global omicron variant risk
November 30, 2021, 2:27 AM

New York City reinstates mask advisory 'at all times' while indoors ahead of omicron detection

Officials in New York City have reinstated the city's mask advisory while indoors as the omicron variant continues to spread around the globe.
November 30, 2021, 2:27 AM
New York City reinstates mask advisory 'at all times' while indoors
November 30, 2021, 12:32 AM

Biden addresses nation on omicron variant as some travel bans to US take effect

With the omicron variant prompting new travel restrictions this week, President Joe Biden will address the nation on Monday in remarks about the new COVID-19 variant.
November 30, 2021, 12:32 AM
Biden addresses nation on omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 11:29 PM

Omicron variant drives fears of potential new COVID-19 wave

ABC News contributor Dr. John Brownstein speaks on the effectiveness of the vaccine and COVID-related mandates after the omicron variant became present in more than a dozen countries.
November 29, 2021, 11:29 PM
Omicron variant drives fears of potential new COVID-19 wave
November 29, 2021, 11:25 PM

Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

Portuguese health authorities have identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a top soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa
November 29, 2021, 11:25 PM
November 29, 2021, 11:01 PM

WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk

Portuguese health authorities say they have identified 13 cases of omicron.
November 29, 2021, 11:01 PM
13 omicron cases in Portuguese soccer team
November 29, 2021, 10:58 PM

South Africa’s concern with omicron COVID-19 variant

ABC News producer Liezl Thom joins from Pretoria, South Africa, to share insight on the new omicron COVID-19 variant and how the country is responding.
November 29, 2021, 10:58 PM
South Africa’s concern with omicron COVID-19 variant
November 29, 2021, 10:48 PM

New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot.
November 29, 2021, 10:48 PM
Biden pushes shots, not more restrictions as variant spreads
November 29, 2021, 9:16 PM

What to know about new COVID variant omicron

Dr. Jen Ashton has information on the latest variant detected in southern Africa.
November 29, 2021, 9:16 PM
What to know about new COVID variant omicron
November 29, 2021, 9:15 PM

With growing concern over omicron, should we change our behaviors at all?

Dr. Jen Ashton with answers to viewers' health and COVID-19 questions.
November 29, 2021, 9:15 PM
With growing concern over omicron, should we change our behaviors at all?
November 29, 2021, 9:06 PM

What to know about the new COVID-19 omicron variant

The new variant, first identified in southern Africa, is a variant of concern according to the World Health Organization.
November 29, 2021, 9:06 PM
What to know about the new COVID-19 omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 5:52 PM

Biden addresses nation on omicron variant

President Joe Biden urged Americans to get fully vaccinated and to get a booster shot as the best protection against the new variant.
November 29, 2021, 5:52 PM
Biden addresses nation on omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 4:37 PM

New COVID-19 variant omicron spreading globally and how to protect yourself

Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Health, Dr. John Brownstein, discusses the "mild" symptoms reported by the South African doctor who spotted the variant.
November 29, 2021, 4:37 PM
New COVID-19 variant omicron spreading globally and how to protect yourself
November 29, 2021, 3:30 PM

EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know about omicron variant

The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations
November 29, 2021, 3:30 PM
EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know about omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 3:21 PM

US braces for 'inevitable' arrival of omicron variant

Scientists said the variant, first detected in southern Africa, has a concerning combination of mutations and cases have been confirmed in at least 13 countries.
November 29, 2021, 3:21 PM
US braces for 'inevitable' arrival of omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 3:18 PM

Markets on edge over COVID crisis

ABC News chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis weighs in from Wall Street on how the latest COVID restrictions are affecting trading.
November 29, 2021, 3:18 PM
Markets on edge over COVID crisis
November 29, 2021, 2:30 PM

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Sen. Ted Cruz suggested Fauci be investigated for statements about COVID-19.
November 29, 2021, 2:30 PM
November 29, 2021, 1:31 PM

Moderna's chief medical officer talks omicron variant

Dr. Paul Burton discusses the transmissibility of the omicron variant, the symptoms and whether it's more likely to cause serious illness, and how vaccines might respond to the COVID variant.
November 29, 2021, 1:31 PM
Moderna's chief medical officer talks omicron variant
November 29, 2021, 12:57 PM

Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus

About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of about $1,470 next year
November 29, 2021, 12:57 PM
Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus
November 29, 2021, 12:39 PM

WHO chief: Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics

The WHO is pushing for an accord to help prevent and fight pandemics.
November 29, 2021, 12:39 PM
WHO chief: Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics
November 29, 2021, 12:24 PM

Australia delays relaxing border, 5th omicron case reported

Australian authorities have announced that they will delay for at least two weeks plans to relax border restrictions as the country reported a fifth case of the omicron COVID-19 variant
November 29, 2021, 12:24 PM
November 29, 2021, 11:09 AM

Couple detained on plane after leaving Dutch quarantine

Military police have arrested a husband and wife who left a quarantine hotel.
November 29, 2021, 11:09 AM
Couple detained on plane after leaving Dutch quarantine
November 29, 2021, 2:16 AM

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Countries around the world are beginning to tighten their travel restrictions.
November 29, 2021, 2:16 AM
Australia confirms 2 omicron cases as travel curbs tighten
November 29, 2021, 2:08 AM

Countries worldwide race to understand new COVID-19 variant

Several European nations are already seeing cases of the omicron variant.
November 29, 2021, 2:08 AM
Countries worldwide race to understand new COVID-19 variant
November 29, 2021, 2:07 AM

Concerns grow over new COVID-19 variant

The omicron variant was first detected in Southern Africa.
November 29, 2021, 2:07 AM
Concerns grow over new COVID-19 variant
November 29, 2021, 12:06 AM

Tracking breakthrough cases key to pandemic response, experts say

Waning immunity has become a focal point in the pandemic.
November 29, 2021, 12:06 AM
The state of breakthrough cases in the US and the role of waning immunity
November 28, 2021, 11:00 PM

Global concerns over new COVID-19 variant

The omicron variant has been detected in multiple countries, and health officials worry that the variant, first detected in South Africa, will cause a surge in infection rates.
November 28, 2021, 11:00 PM
Global concerns over new COVID-19 variant
November 28, 2021, 11:00 PM

Omicron variant will 'inevitably' be in US: Fauci

George Stephanopoulos interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci on "This Week."
November 28, 2021, 11:00 PM
Omicron variant will 'inevitably' be in US: Fauci
November 28, 2021, 10:58 PM

South Africa not imposing new restrictions after omicron variant

After the cabin meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa should remain on coronavirus alert level one for now.
November 28, 2021, 10:58 PM
South Africa not imposing new restrictions after omicron variant
November 28, 2021, 9:30 PM

Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Voters gave clear backing to legislation that introduced tight restrictions.
November 28, 2021, 9:30 PM
November 28, 2021, 8:25 PM

Fauci says US must prepare for omicron variant: 'Inevitably it will be here'

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. must prepare for the coronavirus omicron variant.
November 28, 2021, 8:25 PM
Fauci says US must prepare for omicron variant: 'Inevitably it will be here'