Omicron thwarts Grammys, Sundance amid variant surge

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The Bangkok Post

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy music awards and the renowned Sundance film festival fell victim Wednesday to Omicron’s relentless march, as the variant’s surge gathered pace in Europe. Citing “uncertainty” surrounding the new coronavirus variant, the Recording Academy indefinitely postponed the music awards, while Sundance organizers said the festival would go virtual with infection numbers reaching new highs. The heavily mutated Omicron variant, the most transmissible to date, accounted for around 95 percent of US cases in the week ending January 1. According to the latest CDC figures cases statesid…

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