Global concerns over new COVID-19 variant

Good Morning America published this video item, entitled “Global concerns over new COVID-19 variant” – below is their description.

The omicron variant has been detected in multiple countries, and health officials worry that the variant, first detected in South Africa, will cause a surge in infection rates.

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