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Biden’s Team Says It’s on Alert for Omicron Disruptions in China

  • State Department mining contacts in China for data on spread
  • Beijing has locked down parts of country to stop outbreaks
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WATCH: The U.S. is obtaining data from businesses operating in China to determine whether omicron variant outbreaks pose a risk to supply chains. Yvonne Man reports.Source: Bloomberg
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The Biden administration is monitoring real-time data obtained from businesses operating in China to determine whether outbreaks of the omicron variant of coronavirus pose a risk to U.S. supply chains, an administration official said.

It’s too early to tell whether there will be any impact on the American economy from the variant’s spread in China or from aggressive efforts by officials there to stamp it out, the official said.