Omicron Detected In MORE States

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This could be bad news for the economy.

As America attempts to rebound from the coronavirus which ravaged the United States economy and lead to millions of businesses without the employment they needed, the new omicron variant is beginning to spread.

This new variant could wipe away much of the progress made by former President Donald Trump and President Biden to bring the country back to pre-pandemic levels. What’s worse is now President Biden is weighing several options including new mandates and lockdowns to fight it.

Currently, according to the Washington Examiner, the omicron variant has been detected in at least five states now. The omicron variant has now been detected in Hawaii, California, Minnesota, Colorado, and New York.

Recently, the Hawaii Department of Health announced that an individual in O’ahu has been reported to have mild symptoms and has tested positive for omicron. The person in Hawaii who was infected with omicron had previously been infected with COVID-19 and was not vaccinated at any point. It appears that the infected individual in Hawaii did not travel out of the state and was likely infected by someone within the community.

In New York alone, there was five confirmed cases of omicron and all of the people were from Long Island. The first confirmed case of omicron in the United States was found in California and the individual was fully vaccinated and recently travel to South Africa.