Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Enemies Closer — Part III

Michael McTague | |

We conclude our examination of payback with a look at the economic success of small European countries like Ireland, led by Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Omicron Variant Reached Europe Earlier Than Previously Thought

AP News | |

Economic powerhouses Japan and France reported their first cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm.

The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23 were found to contain the variant. It was last Wednesday, Nov. 24, that South African authorities reported the existence of the highly mutated virus to the World Health Organization.

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