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Omicron: U.S Records Highest Levels Of Covid Infections

It has been a year since the COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out in the United States of America. A total number of 203 million Americans have been fully vaccinated according to Our World In Data, yet the highly contagious Omicron strain has led to record-high levels of infections in the United States of America.

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As it stands, according to an article from Global News entitled: “U.S. COVID-19 cases soar to the highest level on record amid Omicron spread”   fromover 265,000 cases of COVID-19 are, at present, being reported each day in the United States of America.

Furthermore, according to the CDC, roughly half of the number of COVID-19 cases being reported are as a result of the Omicron variant. The number of reported COVID-19 cases has doubled over the past 2 weeks – breaking the record level of 250,000 cases reported in a day which was recorded in mid-January this year, 2022, that is according to this article on Global News.

Effect of Omicron

As a result of the fast-spreading variant of the COVID-19 disease, many people in the United States of America had their holiday plans hindered or ruined. On Tuesday last week, according to this article by Foody on Global News, thousands of flights were canceled at a time when Americans were just beginning to get ready for their first normal holiday in almost 3 years.

And New Year’s Eve?

However, this does not mean that you need to cancel all your New Year’s functions. What it does mean though is that it its highly advisable that you spend the New Year with a small group of people such as your family – all of whom have been vaccinated.

Furthermore, this article by Foody on Global News, quoted Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying that he stated on Wednesday that although it is still not necessary to cancel all New Year’s Eve celebrations, especially like those mentioned above – “if you plan to go to a 40- to 50-person New Year’s Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody hugging and kissing and wishing each other a happy new year, I would strongly recommend that this year we not do that”.

 

 

 

 

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