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Is it safe to gather for New Year's Eve?

Clip: 12/31/2021 | 5m 52s

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The U.S. has set a new daily record by topping 580,000 new COVID cases Thursday. For the first time in the pandemic, America recorded more than two million cases in a week. It is now averaging more than 300,000 new cases a day. All of this comes as new data suggests those highly sought after rapid antigen tests may not be as effective as hoped in detecting the omicron variant. Amna Nawaz reports.

Aired: 12/31/21 | Rating: NR

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