As the world scrambles to understand the severity of the new omicron variant, dozens of countries – including the United States – added travel restrictions to curb the spread of the variant.
But are they effective?
Experts who spoke to USA TODAY agreed that it could help buy time to build a response to the new variant, buttravel banswouldn’t stop the spread. Another concern experts shared was the possible effects on the future of being forthcoming with variants – a concern already voiced by leaders in the World Health Organization.
‘This too shall pass away’ this famous Persian adage seems to be defeating us again and again in the case of COVID-19. Despite every effort