Washington Report Podcast: How the US is dealing with Omicron Covid-19 variant

Omicron's appearance in the US could threaten to undermine the nation's recovery nearly two years after Covid-19's emergence. PHOTO: NYTIMES

Washington Report Ep 25: How the US is dealing with Omicron Covid-19 variant

09:36 mins

Synopsis: Every week, The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in the United States.

Mr Steve Okun, senior adviser, McLarty Associates - standing in for The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh who is on leave - chats with Money FM 89.3's Elliot Danker and Bharati Jagdish.

00:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

00:51 US' response to the Omicron Covid-19 variant and its challenges

02:30 State of emergency declared in New York and measures to counter potential surge during the holiday season

04:28 US and South Africa working together on the Omicron coronavirus variant and vaccines

07:32 Biden administration's plans to revive the Iran nuclear deal

Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Ernest Luis & Fa'izah Sani

Edited by: Dan Koh

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