Omicron has now been discovered in 16 [plus] U.S. states. And Dr. Fauci says it’s growing more rapid literally by the minute at this juncture. While holiday travel and family functions are planned covid decided to spin the block; just days before Christmas; making it difficult to decipher how to navigate for family time.
“If you are vaccinated and boosted and are prudent when you travel, when you’re in an airport to be wearing a mask all the time, you have to be wearing a mask on a plane. Do not do things like go to gatherings where there are people who you do not know what their vaccination status is,” Fauci told ABC chief Washington correspondent John Karl on “This Week.”
Get your booster shot, folks.— President Biden (@POTUS) December 7, 2021
Adding that “It seems to be overtaking all the other variants, including delta; with a doubling time of about two to three days. Which means that this is really something to reckoned with,” he said.
Currently, in New York there is a major surge and it’s not slowing down, according to The New York Times. Whereas President Biden plans to adddress the topic on Tuesday. However, according to Daily Mail Biden is under scrutiny for waiting so long to address the new Covid measures. On top of that, VP Kamala Harris admitted yesterday that they were not prepared for the vast spread of the strain.
In Syracuse, a 64 year old woman and her 30 year old son were both diagnosed with COVID-19; both died within minutes of each other on Tuesday. They were being treated at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Earlier this week, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon shared that Omicron was detected by Upstate’s sequencing lab upon four reported deaths.
Even SNL Is Taking Precautions In The Audience
On SNL over the weekend, Paul Rudd, the host was MIA as the night show announced there would be no audience due to the rising variant cases.