COVID-19 Pandemic



The Omicron variant, first identified in South Africa, has more mutations than any scientists have seen, including some that may make it less susceptible to immunity generated from previous infections or vaccines.

While jabs and boosters are offered in the U.S. and much of Europe, vaccination rates remain low in southern Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected.

Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Biden’s poll numbers have been falling.

New cases of the Omicron coronavirus strain were confirmed in the U.K., Germany and Italy and among travelers to Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong.


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.

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