Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Passengers wait to check in for their flight at Ronald Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC. Christmas shows cancelled, cruise ships to avoid, planes unable to take off: the omicron variant of the coronavirus has multiplied the problems for the US economy and could contribute to a shortage of workers and even higher prices in the country. "We are starting to see the first signs of the impact of the omicron on the economy," mainly in the service sector such as bars and restaurants, explained Oren Klachkin, an economist at Oxford Economics, in an interview with AFP.