After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries


COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the U.S. and health officials are worrying about new waves of infections after Thanksgiving gatherings. It's been a year now since the omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified and again its jeopardizing the nation's health. The Mayo Clinic says cases are increasing already in Florida, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. And that's before holiday gatherings. The daily average for new infections this week is already over 39,000 and some 340 patients are still dying every day. A hospital in Phoenix is again creating COVID wards. One factor being mentioned, people are no longer masking up, and interest in booster shots has faded. I'm Jackie Quinn

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