The newest COVID-19 variant – omicron – casts a larger shadow each day, driving infection rates up just as millions of Americans prepare to travel for the upcoming holidays.
Should people get tested first? Should they hug grandma? Will students coming home from college become huge virus vectors?
For a citizenry tapped out from the pandemic, it’s a lot to process. At Duke, vaccine expert Thomas Denny spent Thursday morning responding to questions about the new variant, testing, holiday travel and other issues on peoples’ minds right now.