The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed and ease.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that the person was a traveler in California who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive Nov. 29. Fauci said the person was vaccinated for COVID-19 but had not received a booster shot and was experiencing “mild symptoms.”
The 12th Annual Can Jam is happening at the Clover Club at the Railyard this Saturday (11/27/21) at 7 PM. Proceeds from the benefit go toward the Bluefield Union Mission which has been serving the Two Virginias since 1931.