Covid Live Updates: Omicron Variant Found in Several U.S. States

ImagePresident Biden presented a new Covid strategy on Thursday, encouraging all adults to get a booster shot and seeking to expand testing.
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With cases of the Omicron variant now recorded from New York to Hawaii, health officials across the United States say that community spread is inevitable, with one case already traveling from an anime convention in New York City to Minnesota.

President Biden is confronting the worrisome new variant with a strategy that encourages boosters for all adults and aims to expand testing availability and improve its affordability, plans laid out in a speech from the National Institutes of Health on Thursday.

Within hours, additional cases of the Omicron were being reported in all corners of the country. Officials…

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