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The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

Julia Kim, Staff Writer February 2, 2022
First identified in Botswana and South Africa in November, the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has surged around the world over the past two months and now accounts for 99.9% of new infections in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pandemic continues to play a recurring role in people’s lives, and Omicron poses new risks toward able-bodied and disabled people in the new year.
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