Records fall and borders close as world races to get control of Omicron

Health December 17, 2021 News
Records fall and borders close as world races to get control of Omicron

From CNN | World by Rob Picheta, CNN

The rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant has broken pandemic records and shuttered borders in several parts of the world, as governments and scientists scramble to understand the implications of the strain before it supersedes Delta and becomes dominant worldwide.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the United States was "looking over (its) shoulder" at the encroaching variant while battling an ongoing Delta outbreak on Wednesday, as he urged people to get vaccinated and receive booster shots to shore up the American population's protection.

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