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Omicron marches on as Biden prepares U.S. for grim winter

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By Byron Kaye and Jeff Mason SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Australia, despite restrictions on international visitors, became the latest country on Friday to report community transmission of Omicron, a day after the coronavirus variant was found locally in five U.S. states. U.S. President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that infections will rise during the northern-hemisphere winter and the European Union’s public health agency said Omicron could account for more than half of all infections in Europe within months. Australia’s chief medical officer on Friday said Omicron was likely to become the d…

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