Busy day. A few quick hits:
- CBS News: Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world
- OPB: The sudden and troubling rise of a private police force in Downtown Portland
- Medscape: First Omicron Variant Case Identified in US
The Medscape article is from Dec. 1. They’ve found several more since. Not that it matters – it was here, now it will spread.