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Omicron variant; #GivingTuesday; Hakka Kitchen

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A biomedical engineering graduate student holds a swab and specimen vial in a COVID-19 testing lab.

As concern grows around the new COVID-19 variant, President Joe Biden says omicron is cause for concern, not panic. The variant, first detected in South Africa, was identified in Canada yesterday.

The World Health Organization is working to develop best practices to combat the omicron variant and says to continue wearing a mask and getting vaccinated.

Guest: Dr. Michelle Aquino, hospitalist at Baptist Health in Jacksonville.

#GivingTuesday

The nonprofit sector’s response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, an annual, one-day global movement to inspire hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

In 2020, nonprofits in the U.S. alone raised more than $2.47 billion on #GivingTuesday.

Guests:

Hakka Kitchen

Ancient, plant-based Chinese countryside cuisine is presented in a brand new way at Hakka Kitchen on Beach Boulevard.

Guest: Wen Raiti, owner of Hakka Kitchen.

Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.