Sport United States: Thousands of flights canceled because of the Omicron variant and a winter storm

12:35  03 january  2022
12:35  03 january  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms from the omicron variant

  How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms from the omicron variant A mild Covid-19 case from omicron might feel like a cold. You should still take it seriously.An international team of researchers has been tracking signs of infection throughout the pandemic with the Covid Symptom Study using a mobile app where users could self-report their symptoms. Data on the omicron variant is still preliminary, but a group of 171 app users in the United Kingdom, most of whom are vaccinated, recently reported that their top symptoms for omicron were a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and a sore throat. These were also the top symptoms for people infected with the delta variant.

Les compagnies aériennes aux Etats-Unis prévoient l'annulation de plus de 2 000 vols pour cette journée de lundi. AFP/Yuki IWAMURA © Valery Hache Airlines in the United States provide for the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights for this day of Monday. AFP / Yuki Iwamura According to Flight Flight Tracking Site data on FlightTaware.com , flights canceled Sunday were of more than 2,400 flights from or within the United States and nearly 4,000 in the world. More than 11,200 flights have also been delayed around the world. The rapid propagation of the very contagious variant OMICRON continues resulted in a sharp increase in contaminations, requiring crew members to be quarantined and companies to cancel flights. In the United States, this situation should continue. Depending on the forecast, more than 2,200 flights are already canceled for this Monday. Especially since Saturday, the arrival of the Frida winter storm. Chicago airports have been the most affected Saturday. About half of the flights were canceled Sunday, while the region has experienced significant snowfall. The situation is also complicated in Denver (Colorado), Newark (New Jersey), or Strait (Michigan). But this storm will continue its way to touch the east coast. Snow is expected from Boston to the south of the Federal Capital Washington. More than 1,400 flights should not be insured. Many malfunctions obviously, this situation causes significant dysfunctions at airports. Due to the lack of staff, it is sometimes necessary to wait a lot of time to recover its luggage or wait long minutes on the phone to get someone from an airline to find another flight. Nick Kagy, a passenger of Southwest, has seen his flight canceled. "We waited nearly 3 hours to change booking because we could not change your booking online, and after setting (not completely) things, you canceled our second flight to another airport," deplore-T- He on Twitter. Eric Crawford also lamented on Twitter to have been notified by the company Delta Airline "an estimated expectation of more than 22 hours to have someone online following the cancellation of a flight. »

Omicron, "A simple cold"? Gérald Kierzek explains why do not worry about .
© IBO / SIPA Omicron, "a simple cold"? Gérald Kierzek explains why we must not worry in a shared video on Twitter on Tuesday, January 11, Gérald Kierzek attempted to reassure the French about the Omicron variant. Live emergencies, the emergency physician detailed the symptoms, rather light according to his words, of this very contagious variant. in the image of his colleague Martin Blachier, Gérald Kierzek chose reassure the French rather than alarm.

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