Biden to reveal ‘winter plan’ on COVID, omicron variant. Here’s what health experts want to hear.
Health experts expect an uptick in COVID-19 cases this winter, even if omicron doesn’t arrive to the U.S. They don’t foresee officials recommending to cancel holiday plans, but hope they urge Americans to take extra precautions. This includes masking in public spaces, social distancing, and practicing good hand hygiene, said Karen Edwards, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, Irvine.