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The US kicked off 2022 amid a massive Covid-19 case spike — driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant — that some experts warn will be different than any other time in the pandemic. ...
Recent studies suggest that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less severe than delta because it impacts the lungs in different ways.  ...
Despite a COVID surge happening across the country, the college football Rose Bowl will still take place on New Year's Day, while the NBA and NFL try to keep the All Star Game and Super Bowl alive. Sports writer Howard Bryant weighs in on how Covid could affect not only who plays -- but who wins. ...
A key British scientist who advises the UK government made waves earlier this week when he said that Omicron is "not the same disease we were seeing a year ago," and that high COVID death rates are "now history," according to the Guardian. Sir John Bell, who was born in Canada but has been one of Br... ...

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