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erienewsnow.com 11 Jan, 2022 02:45 am

Omicron devastates services, schools, travel as workers are sick or in quarantine - Erie News Now

Omicron devastates services, schools, travel as workers are sick or in quarantine - Erie News Now
By Theresa Waldrop and Julia Jones, CNN

"A substantial number of communities have experienced delays in the collection of their trash and recyclables due to the surge in Covid cases over the past few weeks," David Biderman, executive director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America, told CNN on Monday.Jonathan Reiner, professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University, told CNN on Saturday the next several weeks will "look bad in many American cities.Anthony Fauci, director of National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN recently."If you are asymptomatic, and you're infected, we want to get people back to the jobs, particularly those with essential jobs, to keep our society running smoothly," Fauci told CNN's Jim Acosta.

Schools and hospitals are reporting staff shortages, too, and airlines continue to cancel flights.'Critical staff shortages' at many hospitals The health care sector is especially hard hit.

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