Holiday travel plans in flux as Americans weigh Omicron risk

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By Julia Harte and Rich McKay (Reuters) – Americans are facing a second Christmas of upended holiday plans, with a surge in COVID-19 infections fueled by the now-dominant Omicron variant forcing some people to cancel their travel and fret about whether it is safe to visit loved ones. Carmen Rivera and her fiancee Jasmine Maisonet made the painful decision to cancel their flights to visit family in Florida and Puerto Rico after Maisonet was exposed to an infected co-worker and tested positive for COVID-19. Rivera, a newly elected city council member in Renton, Washington, hasn’t seen her family…

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