COVID-19 cases are rising in the US again
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- COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US;
- Dr. Fauci says early data on the Omicron variant is encouraging;
- A recent event in Denmark highlights Omicron's spread.
COVID-19cases have reached their highest levels since October, according to the CDC.
- The 7-day average rolling as of December 3 was reported at 106,132 new cases.
- The spike in cases comes as the US continues to grapple with the Delta variant and is bracing for the newest Omicron variant's spread.
Fauci says early data on the Omicron variant is 'encouraging,' but we don't yet truly know how deadly it is
Faucisaid on Sunday that South Africa's initial data on Omicronwas "a bit encouraging."
- But he added that it was too early to determine whether the new variant was less deadly than
- Boosters were "critical" for the US to handle both variants, Fauci said.
64 of 150 guests tested positive for Omicron after a high school lunch in Denmark, the latest in a string of spreading events
- 64 of 150 people tested positive for Omicron after a Christmas lunch, authorities told Insider.
- More than 1,000 more were potentially exposed after the November 27 event, Danish officials said.
- It is not yet clear how transmissible Omicron is or whether it causes more severe symptoms.
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- Ten COVID-19 cases were detected on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship as it headed to port in New Orleans (Insider)
- Here's what we know about treating COVID-19, two years into the pandemic (The Wall Street Journal)
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- Inside the CDC's new pandemic prediction division (New York Times)
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