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An expert weighs in on how parents should care for a child who tests positive, and what do to if a parent gets sick, but their children don't

These days, it's much easier to contract the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron variant spreads worldwide. As people face this current reality, it's important to note that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recently changed its guidelines around isolation and quarantine. Many have questions about what to do if they or a family member ends up catching Covid-19.

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Parents of the youngest kids are not OK right now

The number of children under 5 hospitalized with Covid-19 has reached a record high, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. This is partly because kids in this age group aren't eligible for vaccines, and the latest Omicron variant is explosively contagious. There are also fears that Omicron -- which seems to largely affect the upper airway -- may cause more severe cases in little ones, who have smaller airways.

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'Mild' Covid-19 doesn't always feel that way

Many people are hearing from their doctors that they have a "mild" Covid-19 infection amid a surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but your illness may not feel as minor as "mild" sounds.

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Americans are tired of Covid and ready to spend

The Omicron variant may be hurtling the labor market, hospitals, travel and in-person events into states of upheaval, but it's not expected to deter consumers from spending, Wells Fargo economists said Wednesday.

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Macy's shortens store hours as Covid-19 cases surge

Macy's Inc will reduce its US store hours for the rest of January as it prepares for potential COVID-19 cases among workers with the Omicron variant driving up infections across the United States.

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How is Omicron different? Here's what you need to know

The highly contagious Omicron variant is spreading at a rapid pace across the world. Should your kids go back to school? What symptoms should you be looking for? CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers those questions and more so you can keep your family and yourself safe.

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Biden set to meet with Covid-19 team and deliver remarks

President Joe Biden will receive a briefing from his Covid-19 response team and deliver remarks on the Omicron variant Tuesday afternoon, as the US reached more than 100,000 hospitalizations due to to the illness for the first time in four months.

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