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    As Omicron Crests, Booster Shots Are Keeping Americans Out of Hospitals

    Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported. The new finding…

    Britain’s politically besieged leader signals he might ease virus curbs.

    Europe|Britain’s politically besieged leader signals he might ease virus curbs. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/18/world/europe/uk-covid-restrictions-boris-johnson.html LONDON — With Omicron cases beginning to fall, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Tuesday signaled possible plans…

    Amtrak Reduces Train Service Amid Covid Surge Within Its Ranks

    World|Amtrak temporarily reduces train service amid Omicron surge within its ranks. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/14/world/amtrak-ne-regional-trains-omicron.html Boarding an Amtrak train in Freeport, Maine, in December.Credit…Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press Published Jan. 14, 2022Updated Jan. 15,…

    Your Monday Briefing: Djokovic’s Appeal to Australia

    Plus violence in Kazakhstan and the release of an imprisoned Saudi princess from jail. Jan. 9, 2022, 4:05 p.m. ET Good morning. We’re covering Novak Djokovic’s appeal to enter Australia,…

    Will ‘Forever Boosting’ Beat the Coronavirus?

    Everyone should get a booster shot. In the long run, though, doses every few months aren’t a viable public health strategy, scientists say. At a nursing home in Petah Tikva,…

    Rio Carnival’s Street Parties Are Canceled, Mayor Says

    As the Omicron variant sweeps the globe, the parties in Rio de Janeiro, which ordinarily draw millions of revelers, have been called off for a second year. A street party…

    New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

    new video loaded: New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World Recent episodes in Latest Video Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest…

    Doctors Strike Over Understaffing Disrupts Delhi Hospitals

    World|A lengthy doctors’ strike over understaffing sparks chaos at New Delhi hospitals. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/28/world/new-delhi-doctor-strike.html A protest over staffing shortages at state-run hospitals in New Delhi called by a doctors’ association on…

    Israel Study Will Test Effectiveness of 4th Vaccine Dose

    Middle East|Israel begins studying the effectiveness of a 4th vaccine dose. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/27/world/middleeast/israel-fourth-dose-covid-vaccine.html Video transcript transcript First Person in the World Receives a Fourth Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine An Israeli…

    Two More Members of the K-Pop Band, BTS, Test Positive for Coronavirus

    World|Two more members of the K-pop band BTS test positive for the coronavirus. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/26/world/bts-covid-coronavirus.html The K-pop group BTS in Los Angeles last month. Suga and Jin, second and third from…