The new B.1.1.529 variant now known as Omicron has scientists concerned for two primary reasons. The first is epidemiological and rand the speed it is spreading. The second is its highly unusual genetic profile with ‘an unprecedented sampling’ of mutations. There are other genetic changes that have not been seen before, whose significance is as yet unknown. WHO recognized the new Covid strain as a variant of concern Friday. omicron Omicron is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet Omicron … Continue reading “Omicron’s Unusual Genetic Profile and Speed of Spread Concern Scientists”
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the new Covid strain, first referred to as lineage B.1.1.529 and now named omicron, as a variant of concern. WHO said it will take weeks to understand how the variant may affect diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. News of the South African variant sent shockwaves throughout financial markets in thin post Thanksgiving Day trade. Oil fell over 10% on the news with fear of economy’s shutting down again. omicron Omicron is the 15th letter of … Continue reading “WHO Names New COVID Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’”
Online travel site Trip Advisor reported better than expected first quarter earnings Tuesday. $TRIP stock soared after hours over 18% as non Hotel revenues grew 36%.
Online travel site Trip Advisor $TRIP reported worse than expected third quarter earnings Monday following its online travel competitor Priceline $PCLN lower after softer guidance. $TRIP sold off sharply after hours to be down 10%.
Online travel group Priceline reported better than expected third quarter earnings Monday with a sharp rise in overall bookings, in particular international operations. However $PCLN fell over 6% in after hours with softer guidance than expected.