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As Omicron cases surge, residents urged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and flu

COVID-19’s most transmissible variant yet, Omicron, has arrived just in time for winter, which has long been the most transmissible season for such viruses.

It seems like a perfect storm of ‘wrong place, wrong time’, and it’s already leading to event cancellations and overflowing hospitals. Countries around the world attempted to mitigate Omicron’s spread with travel restrictions, but...