Houston scientist among many studying Omicron Variant

Since this new variant was first identified and announced in South Africa last week, it has now spread to more than a dozen countries including Canada, as scientists race to figure out how much of a threat Omicron is.

Tracking the COVID-19 Omicron variant

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has sparked widespread concern over its uncertainty. On Monday, a new travel ban will go into effect in the US, to help slow the spread.