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The 12 states where the Omicron variant has been detected – 24/7 Wall St.

The world has been shaken by the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 labeled by the WHO as Omicron. It was first discovered in South Africa less than a month ago. As of yesterday, it had been discovered in 38 countries.

One of the main concerns with the Omicron variant is that it could spread faster than the Delta variant which has spread rapidly around the world in recent months. The Washington Post reports, “While much remains unknown about omicron, health experts are concerned that its many mutations make it much more heritable than variants such as delta. “

Another critical issue is the extent to which current vaccines protect against the new variant. There is a school of thought. New vaccine versions will need to be created to provide better protection, which will be especially necessary if the Omicron variant spreads rapidly.

The CDC takes the arrival of the Omicron variant seriously. It recently tightened testing times for people traveling abroad. And, the threat of the Omicron variant in the United States is already real. Anthony Fauci, senior medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told Bloomberg: “There’s no way you won’t be seeing more and more cases.”

The Hill performed an analysis of the states that have officially announced cases of Omicron variants. These are California, Colorado, Georgia, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

This list is likely to grow by several states per day. And, when the holidays arrive, he may be in all 50.

According to our own 24/7 Wall Street research:

It has now been 50 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent to states, launching the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of December 2, 578,263,565 doses of vaccine had been shipped across the country, equivalent to 176.2% of the US population.

Some trends by state are troubling. In West Virginia, only 62.4% of available vaccine doses were administered. This contrasts with 88.3% in Minnesota, the state with the highest rate.

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