Omicron surge continues; anniversary of Jan. 6 attack approaches

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The United States’ record-setting number of COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the omicron variant and the anniversary of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection nearing next week are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday show circuit.

The U.S. is experiencing a new surge of COVID-19 cases, with numbers rapidly outpacing figures from last winter. On Wednesday, the country reached a record number of COVID-19 cases, reporting over 486,000 new infections, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The day prior, the U.S. saw over 439,000.

Last January, the country saw cases as high as over 294,000, per CDC data.

Initial research and data are starting to paint a picture of what the omicron variant may look like, with early indications that it is not quite as severe as health officials once feared.

A study released last month conducted by U.S. and Japanese…

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