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U.S. mulls reducing COVID quarantine time amid Omicron surge

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By David Shepardson and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. health authorities are considering reducing the 10-day recommended quarantine period for Americans who test positive for COVID-19 as the Omicron variant tears across the country, White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday. A spike in COVID-19 cases is alarming public health officials, who fear an explosion of infections following social mingling over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Omicron now accounts for 73% of U.S. coronavirus infections, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Mond…

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