The Omicron BA.2 COVID variant is in Australia. This is what we know – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-28/what-we-know-about-ba2-covid-omicron-virus-variant/100789342

Why has BA.2 been called the ‘stealth’ variant?

BA.2 got the “stealthy” nickname because it lacks a signature deletion
mutation present in BA.1, which PCR tests could use to figure out if a sample was Omicron or not.

For some doctors, COVID vaccinations are a money-maker

https://m.dw.com/en/opinion-for-germanys-private-practice-doctors-vaccinations-are-business-boosters/a-60549464

…While nursing staff on Germany’s COVID wards take home modest salaries
for the superhuman jobs they do, doctors in private practice are making a
tidy sum with vaccinations, says DW’s Marco Müller…

European country removes ‘last’ Covid-19 restrictions — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/547469-european-country-covid-restrictions/

… [Prime Minister] Frederiksen noted that while “it may seem strange and paradoxical” that the restrictions would be removed as Denmark experiences its highest infection rates to date, she pointed to the drop in the number of patients in intensive care, crediting widespread vaccination against Covid-19 for severing the link between the number of hospitalizations and that of infections…

WHO Chief Says Europe Moving Towards Pandemic “Endgame”

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/01/25/who-chief-says-europe-moving-towards-pandemic-endgame/?amp
WHO Chief Says Europe Moving Towards Pandemic “Endgame” Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s Europe director, says the continent is moving towards an “endgame” scenario, in another sign that Omicron heralds the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Despite record cases being recorded in multiple different […]

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago? – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2022/01/21/why-did-ocean-productivity-decline-abruptly-4-6-million-years-ago/

Their results show that productivity declined abruptly 4.6 million years ago in the tropics. A possible explanation for this rapid decrease may involve reduced East Asian monsoon intensity and decreased riverine nutrient supply, coinciding with changes in the shape of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun...