WHO says newest COVID variant has many mutations

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A sign reading 'Stay safe' in Regent Street, in London, as a slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa over the new omicron COVID-19 variant

A sign reading 'Stay safe' in Regent Street, in London, as a slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa over the new omicron COVID-19 variant, Nov. 26, 2021.

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The World Health Organization has announced after a meeting on Friday that the new omicron variant of COVID-19 “has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning.” Also, a major resurgence in vinyl is putting a strain on the few record plants left to press them, as well as the chemical used to make the vinyl. And, many people are wondering where their purchases are as they get stuck in the backlogs of global supply chains.


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