Covid news live: G7 calls Omicron ‘biggest threat’ to global health; unvaccinated face ‘winter of severe illness and death’, Biden warns
Britain on behalf of the G7 says it is “deeply concerned” by the recent rise in cases; Biden warns Omicron could peak in January as states scramble to prepare for overloaded hospitals
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Here is a bizarre story out of the US to add a little light relief to an otherwise sombre news day.
A Florida man wearing a red thong as a face mask was forced off a United Airlines flight after failing to comply with the federal mask mandate.
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