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The N.H. News Recap for Dec. 3, 2021: Record COVID hospitalizations, the omicron variant and more

A photo of a group of lawmakers sit behind mics at the statehouse.
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Members of the Fiscal Committee gather at a previous meeting in November 2021.

The omicron variant of COVID-19 arrived in the United States this week. What do we know and what is New Hampshire doing to prepare? Meanwhile, COVID cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high in the state.

Gov. Chris Sununu says the state will hire more out-of-state health care workers to combat persistent staffing shortages and free up space for COVID patients in hospitals.

What else are public officials doing to help stop the spread of COVID?

Guests:

  • Todd Bookman, NHPR
  • Alli Fam, NHPR

Top stories of the week from New Hampshire

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Mary McIntyre is a senior producer at NHPR.
Jackie Harris is the Morning Edition Producer at NHPR. She first joined NHPR in 2021 as the Morning Edition Fellow.

For many radio listeners throughout New Hampshire, Rick Ganley is the first voice they hear each weekday morning, bringing them up to speed on news developments overnight and starting their day off with the latest information.
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