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Omicron is sidelining even health care workers as it rips through Texas

The highly contagious omicron variant has led to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Texas. Hospitalizations are beginning to increase in a health care system already troubled by staffing shortages.

By Ren Larson, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
People in line for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the El Paso County Sportspark testing site in El Paso, Texas on December 21, 2021.

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