# Omicron variant
Hump day in Denver: Omicron subvariant detected in Denver metro, Children's Museum closes for 10 days over anti-maskers
(Pieter van de Sande/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good afternoon and happy hump day to you and yours, Denver!. Once again, welcome back to another Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.
Tarrant County Warning of Fraudulent COVID-19 Testing Sites
The Tarrant County DA is warning against fraudulent COVID testing sites.Mufid Majnun/Unsplash. As Tarrant County continues to deal with the increasing surge in omicron variant cases, the Tarrant County District Attorney is warning residents of possible fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites. These sites only want to steal personal information.
Omicron "Mild"? Hardly.
I keep reading that the Omicron variant is much milder: “ The details of the Omicron variant are becoming clearer, and they are encouraging,” writes the NY Times. I keep reading that hospitalizations are way less; cases are milder; and the disease is not as bad as that with previous variants, such as Delta.
New Jersey: Omicron Variant Likely 75% to 90% of All Cases
"Approximately 90% of the PCR positive cases in the state right now are the Omicron variant. Delta represents most of the remainder. In the southern part of the state that estimate for Omicron is between 75 and 80%. Delta represents most of the remainder of the PCR positive cases." ~ Dr. Ed Lifshitz, medical director of the New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service.
Some Students in Georgia Will Return to Online Learning Due to The Omicron Variant
Photo Courtesy of Carl Jorgensen/UnsplashCarl Jorgensen. The state of Georgia is seeing record high COVID-19 cases. Both Fulton County Schools and DeKalb County Schools have announced they will return to online learning due to the COVID surge when the semester begins on Jan. 4. DeKalb reversed course after announcing earlier this week that students would be back in classrooms.
Will The Federal Government Shut Down The Country Due to The Omicron Variant
Photo Courtesy of Andy Feliciotti/UnsplashAndy Feliciotti. Omicron Variant is rapidly moving throughout the United States with avenges. It seems like just yesterday Omicron Variant took over the entire South Africa Continent. Now, The United States, Britain, France, and Australia are among countries reporting record high COVID-19 cases as Omicron surges around the world.
Omicron Forces Massive Flight Delays and Cancellations
Latest covid-19 strain is forcing flights to be delayed and canceled.Suhyeon Choi/Unsplash. During this holiday season, over 7,000 flights were delayed or canceled as the nation continues to face an increase in the omicron-driven coronavirus surge. According to FlightAware, approximately 1,400 flights entering, leaving or flying within the U.S. were canceled and more than 5,000 were delayed on Sunday.
Will the Omicron Variant Change Your Christmas Travel Plans?
Photo Courtesy of JESHOOTS.COM @jeshoots/Unsplash@jeshoots. The highly contagious Omicron Variant is spreading across the country at an alarming rate. Over the weekend, there was an 81% spike in Covid Cases. Public School systems across the country are responding to the spike by moving students to virtual learning. The number of US public schools closing due to Covid this week hit 646, a sharp increase from the previous week, according to data service Burbio.