What happens when you have a growing Omicron version and have a busy travel season?
From December 16 to January, 3.5 million people are expected to travel through Los Angeles International Airport. 3, According to airport officials, this is the busiest travel period of the year. By many accounts, airlines and airports haven’t absorbed the rebound very well so far, with staffing shortages, shifting safety protocols and rowdy passengers hampering travel.
Now, with the Omicron version spreading fast and many travelers determined to go ahead with holiday plans, months of preparation by airlines and airport staff will face a test at large airports like LAX.
Testing is also intensifying as family and friends get together over the Christmas holidays.
“Increasingly, Omicron is overtaking Delta. I would say that within the next two weeks, it’s almost all going to Omicron.”
Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer
“We are experiencing the surge we were anticipating.”
San Francisco Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax