Coronavirus Omicron Variant Spreading in US, Elsewhere

At least 38 countries have reported cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. U.S. President Joe Biden calls the variant a cause for concern – “not panic” – as scientists work to determine whether it is more dangerous than other strains. Precautionary measures threaten the global recovery from the pandemic with South Africa crying foul at travel restrictions imposed. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.