North Dakota residents voice same concerns amid COVID spike

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the COVID-19 spike is about to get worse.

Officials held a virtual town hall Thursday and were met with some skepticism from people questioning the number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus and the safety of the vaccines.

Officials say the surge from the omicron variant that was first seen in larger cities like New York and Chicago is now hitting North Dakota.

The number of cases in the state has exceeded the first spike in November 2020.

Some residents are still questioning the vaccines, which panelists said may not prevent omicron but are safe and limiting severe illnesses and hospitalizations in the state.

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