>>Omicron In 17 States, Including PA
(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Omicron COVID variant has spread to at least 17 states, including Pennsylvania. A new study says it may be more transmissible because it shares genetic material with the common cold. Doctors are encouraging residents to receive both the coronavirus vaccine and the booster shot. Omicron was first detected in South Africa and showed up in the U.S. last week.