Dr. Jay Varma

epidemiologist and professor at Weill Cornell Medicine

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States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

Public closures, canceled holiday plans? Omicron surges nationwide

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

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