Omicron to Overtake Delta 'Within Days' in Europe as Leaders Warn of Infections 'Tsunami'
"The speed of it is surprising. If it can overcome Delta in Scotland and the U.K., then it will do elsewhere," officials warned."We expect it to overtake Delta within days, not weeks," First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said Friday, according to the Washington Post.
11 premiere of the latest " Scream " film will not move forward in light of of the COVID - 19 Omicron variant , Variety has learned.
Given the tidal wave of the Omicron COVID - 19 variant , the event originally scheduled for January 11 will not proceed, a note to invited guests said on Thursday. The premiere was expected to convene horror icons Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette with their supporting cast and filmmaker collective Radio Silence (“Ready or Not”) in Los Angeles.
The Omicron variant is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID - 19 . As of December 2021, it is the newest variant . It was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on 24 November 2021.
It seems the new Scream won't be receiving a red carpet premiere after all.
The film was set for a big event on January 11 to celebrate its opening next Friday, but that has been canceled due to concerns over the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Variety reported.
A note to the invited guests reportedly went out on Thursday informing them of the news. © Provided by Daily Mail Canceled: It seems the new Scream won't be receiving a red carpet premiere after all. The event was canceled because of COVID-19 fears
Scream will still be released on Friday, January 14 as originally planned.
This latest addition to the Scream franchise takes place in Woodsboro, the town where the murders from the 1996 film happened. With a new killer wreaking havoc in the city, Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, tries to figure out who that person is.
Can Anything Stop the Omicron Wave?
At this point, America has limited options.And here comes Omicron. The variant is now spreading faster in the U.K. than it did in South Africa, where it appears to have originated. It’s been estimated that on average, each infected British person is infecting as many as six others. Within households, Omicron appears twice as infectious as Delta. Over the weekend, the U.K.
Today host Hoda Kotb has tested positive for COVID - 19 and is isolating at home, her co-hosts revealed on Thursday, as she was absent from the morning show for a second day.
On Monday, the US recorded a record one million new COVID cases - with the CDC confirming on Wednesday that the wildly transmissible Omicron variant , which appears milder particularly among vaccinated individuals, is fueling the surge in cases. The number of new reported cases fell to 869,187 on Tuesday, down from the record set on Monday but higher than any other day since the pandemic began; that statistic fell
When Omicron surged in England, British researchers similarly found that many people infected with the new variant had already survived Covid. The researchers estimated that the risk of reinfection with Omicron was about five times that of other variants . Similar results came from Denmark, where
Researchers found a similar response when they looked at people who had been fully vaccinated with two doses after a Covid - 19 infection: Their antibodies were extremely potent against Omicron . Real-world studies support the results of these experiments. In South Africa, researchers found that two
The new movie will feature returning cast members, such as Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, alongside new faces like Jack Quaid of The Boys fame, In the Heights star Melissa Barrera and many others. © Provided by Daily Mail Familiar faces: The new movie will feature returning cast members, such as Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette © Provided by Daily Mail New cast members as well: Jack Quaid of The Boys fame, In the Heights star Melissa Barrera and many others will also join the cast of the film
Campbell recently opened up about returning to the franchise and why she was a bit nervous to do so until she received a letter from the directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
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'Boost everybody.' CEOs should mandate boosters before returning office workers, Andy Slavitt says
The Omicron coronavirus variant will cause a "winter wave" that will complicate the return of workers to offices in the United States, according to Andy Slavitt, a former senior pandemic adviser to President Joe Biden. © Spencer Platt/Getty Images A COVID-19 vaccination pop-up site stands in Times Square on December 09, 2021 in New York City. As the fast-spreading new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in at least 19 states, health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated and receive their booster shots. "The beginning of 2022 will be rough," Slavitt told CNN in a phone interview.
The latest: The TV shows NCIS and Chicago Fire have both paused production amid personnel on each series testing positive for COVID - 19 . Katrina Law and Wilmer Valderrama were seen on a recent episode of NCIS. It was not immediately clear how long the pause would last, as sources told the
The omicron surge has led to studios taking precautions, as Disney has halted all production until January 10, while Amazon Studios has set the same restart date for some of its shows, with some restarting a week later, insiders told the outlet. The outlet reported that Netflix, Universal Media Studios, Warner
'Unusual' symptoms of mutant Covid strain: South African doctor who first raised alarm about Omicron warns its early signs are 'MILD' and patients do NOT lose their sense of smell. Dr Angelique Coetzee said she first noticed strange symptoms earlier this month.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee.The South African doctor who first alerted authorities to the presence of the COVID - 19 omicron variant reported that it presents 'unusual but mild' symptoms. Dr. Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov.
'They actually wrote me a letter and they said they basically are directors because of [the ‘Scream’] films,' she said in an interview with Variety. 'They are directors because of Wes Craven and they’re really so excited to be a part of these films and what an honor it is to do them, and that they really want to do justice to Wes and honor his legacy.'
Scream is also bringing former lovers back together. David Arquette talked about filming with his ex-wife Courteney Cox in the new movie.
'It’s a cathartic experience to just be able to act opposite Courteney,' he told The New York Times. 'It’s been 25 years of our lives. We’ve grown up together. We have a child together.'
The pair started dating in 1996 after meeting on the set of the original Scream movie. They married three years later. They divorced after 14 years of marriage in 2013.
Cox said in the same interview that Arquette got very emotional during their first scene together in the movie.
Omicron Is About to Overwhelm Us
The new COVID variant has all the makings of a massive wave.The relative virulence of the new variant is still clouded by enormous amounts of uncertainty. Only one patient has died with Omicron, thus far, and it is not entirely clear if the coronavirus was even the true cause of death. But in part this lack of severe outcomes reflects just how early in the wave we still are, even in South Africa; the variant was first identified there just three weeks ago, which means many of the early cases are still running their clinical course, and we don’t yet know what the outcomes will be.
The variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant ”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatising label that does not associate new variants with the location where they were first detected. The new variant has been called Omicron .
'He got very emotional while he was filming it,' she said. 'He said the next day the crew didn’t look at him.' © Provided by Daily Mail Love blossomed: Cox and David Arquette started dating in 1996 after meeting on the set of the original Scream movie (pictured 1996) Read more
Covid-19 surge is 'unprecedented' .
The new year is starting with a massive influx of Covid-19 that's different from any other during this pandemic, doctors say. © John Moore/Getty Images Long lines form for Covid-19 PCR tests December 28 in Stamford, Connecticut. "We're seeing a surge in patients again, unprecedented in this pandemic," said Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University Hospital. "What's coming for the rest of the country could be very serious. And they need to be prepared.