Travel Restrictions Likely Once Omicron Variant Hits U.S.

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More than 200 cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant have turned up in 20 countries, but there’s still much we don’t know.

No cases have been confirmed here in the U.S. so far, but researchers are getting ready for its inevitable arrival.

They’re racing to understand everything they can about Omicron before it gets here. Researchers are testing vaccine antibodies to see how well they do against the new variant.

Moderna’s CEO says he believes vaccines will likely be less effective compared to the Delta variant and others.

The Washington Post reports that President Biden is considering new travel requirements for Americans returning from overseas.

Similar to early pandemic restrictions, travelers may soon have to quarantine for a whole week whether they test positive or negative for COVID-19.