With scant information, new COVID variant prompts caution as officials urge vaccination and mask-wearing

03 Dec 2021 | 02:18

When fear runs high and facts are scarce, it’s wise to go back to what you already know works.

That, boiled down, were the instructions from health officials as they greeted the identification in New York of a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, dubbed Omicron.

“Let’s maintain precautions,” said Dr. Bruce...