Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

State workers enrolled in public employee healthcare plans in Nevada will be charged up to $55 per month if they aren’t vaccinated By SAM METZ AP / Report for America December 3, 2021, 1:42 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada will be the first … Read more

South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

JOHANNESBURG — As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa — where omicron was first identified — are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country. In the space of two weeks, the omicron variant has sent South Africa from a period … 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

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected … Read more

France opts for 3rd shots, not lockdown, to fight new wave

France has launched a plan to give booster shots to all adults, opting against a further lockdown or curfew, to help combat a worrying uptick in infections in the country ByThe Associated Press November 25, 2021, 8:25 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — France launched a plan … Read more