This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss what we know about the new omicron variant and what precautions to take with multiple cases now confirmed in the U.S.
There's a lot we need to learn — and fast — about the omicron variant. Federal health officials have been scrambling since Thanksgiving to gather critical information to inform the U.S. response.
Key to that is ramping up the country's capacity to detect the variant in the U.S. population. Once it starts to show up around the country — and experts are confident that's a matter of when not if — tracking its spread will be crucial.