Biden, governors to meet as states brace for holiday Omicron spike

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and his White House COVID-19 response team planned to meet on Monday with the group representing the country’s governors as the Omicron variant spread across U.S. states this holiday week. Rising cases snarled air travel over Christmas weekend as flight crews contracted the virus, causing thousands of flight cancellations. Curtailed cruises and a lack of widely available testing crimped other plans as the more transmissible variant took hold. U.S. airlines canceled about 800 flights on Monday, with the fourth straight day of cancellations reignit…

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