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.
Donations on GivingTuesday, the annual campaign that encourages generosity on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, rose by 9% this year, totaling $2.7 billion in the United States alone, according to organizers.
"Well, there comes a time for everything, as much as I love my job, it's time to pass on the leadership mantle to someone else and for me to get on to a new phase of my life. But it's been a great career. I absolutely loved it," said John Hantla, President and CEO, Goodwill of the Great Plains.
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.”