More Than 3.5 Million Americans Called Out Sick During One Week in January
January is traditionally known as the start of a new year but January 2022 will go down in the record books as the great sick out. More than 3.5 million Americans missed work the week of January 9 to 15, 2022, mainly due to COVID-19-related illness fueled by the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant. This was a significant uptick from a week in December 2021 when 1.7 million Americans called out sick. January seems to have been the peak of Omicron with daily case numbers exceeding 1 million. Click here to read more.