The South African study, which is yet to be peer reviewed, offer data that suggests "intrinsically reduced virulence of omicron.”
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Researchers in South Africa found omicron reduces virus-blocking antibodies by 40-fold in people who have received two doses of the shot.
In the impoverished West African country of Liberia, a unit of the world’s second-largest palm oil company has admitted to destroying forests and violating the rights of indigenous people.
For decades almost all the electricity needed to power Africa’s most industrialized economy has been produced by a fleet of aging coal-fired plants.
Almost 22,000 people have died of COVID-19 in South Africa, the 14th-highest figure worldwide.