People receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Mexico City.

Omicron Continues Worldwide Spread

The newest variant was discovered just over a week ago by scientists in South Africa and Botswana, and it's now been found in multiple countries.


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Japan Suspends New Flight Reservations As Omicron Spreads

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19 Countries Confirm Cases Of New Omicron Variant

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Omicron Variant May Have Reached Europe Earlier Than Thought

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0:56President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
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