As Omicron spreads rapidly throughout the United States, the new coronavirus variant has taken over from Delta as the dominant strain. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that Americans should brace for a difficult few weeks ahead.
The Omicron variant is now the dominant strain of coronavirus in the US, accounting for over 73% of new coronavirus cases last week, according to data posted Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With Christmas, New Year's, Kwanzaa and other winter holidays just around the corner, many people are wondering what they should do. Is it time to cancel holiday gatherings? How safe is it to travel? What additional precautions should be taken if you decide to go?