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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention

Just a day after the U.S. announced its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus had been detected in California, health officials announced Thursday it was found in a man who attended an anime convention in New York City in late November.

People line up for a vaccination at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Jan. 21, 2021. (Jim Mone / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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