States battle COVID-19 as Omicron variant spreads across U.S.

CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on the continuing spread of the Omicron variant across the U.S. and the many ways in which rising infections are impacting Americans. Then, CBSN's Lana Zak sits down with Dr. Stanley Perlman from the University of Iowa to further discuss the Omicron variant in relation to testing shortages, masking procedures, quarantining rules and more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
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