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Omicron variant is causing "hellacious" worker shortages nationwide

Omicron variant is causing "hellacious" worker shortages nationwide

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A "Great American Sickout," thanks to the spread of the Omicron variant is forcing businesses to cope with worker shortages as the U.S. struggles to combat the spread of the coronavirus. CBS News MoneyWatch reporter Amy Picchi joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of s...
COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads

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Omicron's rapid spread is fueling a wave of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States. More children are also being admitted to hospitals, according to CDC data. CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian reports from Houston. Then Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, joins CBSN's Lilia Luciano to discuss the latest on the pandemic. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and t...
Biden addresses nation on the omicron variant amid COVID-19 surge | USA TODAY

Biden addresses nation on the omicron variant amid COVID-19 surge | USA TODAY

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More than 1 million cases were reported in the U.S. on Monday. However, many of the cases were likely backlogged from the New Year's weekend. https://bit.ly/3zp7H9i RELATED: President Biden receives COVID-19 booster shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReB8KiGddc4&t=18s President Joe Biden will address the American public Tuesday about the omicron variant as COVID-19 cases continue surging to record levels following the holidays. Nearly 1 in 100 Americans have tested positive for the virus in just the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Over 1 million cases were reported in the U.S. on Monday alone, although many of the cases were likely backlogged from the New Year's weekend. While the holidays have likely muddled daily COVID-19 case counts, the spike in cor...
Biden delivers remarks on the omicron coronavirus variant

Biden delivers remarks on the omicron coronavirus variant

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President Biden outlines plans to expand coronavirus testing sites across the country and deploy federal resources to strained hospitals, as the omicron variant drives a fresh wave of infections. Read more: https://wapo.st/3Jb87V4. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
France tightens restrictions as Omicron Covid variant continues to surge – BBC News

France tightens restrictions as Omicron Covid variant continues to surge – BBC News

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On Tuesday 28 December, France reported Europe's highest ever number of daily Covid cases. French Health Minister Olivier Véran warned that "everything suggests" France could see as many as 250,000 daily cases by the start of January. The French Hospital Federation has said that the "most difficult weeks are yet to come". From 3 January, remote working will become compulsory for those who can and public gatherings will be limited to 2,000 people for indoor events. French Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters the pandemic felt "like a film without an ending" as he unveiled the new measures at a news conference following a crisis cabinet meeting. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews
Omicron variant drives holiday COVID surge and flight cancellations

Omicron variant drives holiday COVID surge and flight cancellations

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A rise in COVID-19 cases is forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and disrupting Americans' holiday plans. CBS News' Michael George reports, and then CBSN's Debra Alfarone talks with Washington Post health and science reporter Fenit Nirappil about navigating the second year of holidays in the pandemic. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major mark...
Omicron becomes dominant COVID variant in U.S.

Omicron becomes dominant COVID variant in U.S.

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The Omicron variant has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S. The strain is also forcing countries across Europe to impose new virus-related restrictions. CBS news correspondent Nancy Chen reports on the recent surge from New York City, and CBS news foreign correspondent Roxana Saberi has the updates from London. Then, Dr. Manish Garg, an emergency medicine physician, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives int...