A handful of key technology companies have announced their withdrawal from next year 's Electronics Show (CES 2022) in Las Vegas. Amazon, Meta, Twitter and T-Mobile have stated that they will not be attending CES 2022 due to the threat posed by the Omicron Covid 19 strain. It was announced earlier this year that it would be just a completely online event, but the Consumer Technology Association announced in April that the event would be held in person in 2022.
While the organizer of the event is asking participants to provide proof of their vaccination in order to participate in the show, the emergence of the omicron side has prompted companies to reconsider their plans to attend the event. Amazon said in a statement to Bloomberg that it would not be attending CES 2022 due to the emergence of the new Omicron strain and the risks involved. Ring also announced its cancellation of the event. In this regard, Meta also announced that he will not be a guest at the ceremony due to the changing coronary conditions and concerns caused by the new strain of the virus.
But a Meta spokesman told Engadget that the company would follow the event virtually as much as possible and participate in CES 2022 interactions with the CTA. This event is still of great importance to Meta, its customers and industry partners. Twitter will not be attending the event due to the emergence of a new Omicron aspect and the resulting controversy. The company, like Meta, is exploring ways to attend and participate in the event virtually.
Even T-Mobile sponsor has announced its withdrawal from attending the event and intends to participate. Restrict. "While we are confident that the organizers of CES will take comprehensive measures to protect the health of the participants and that we have taken many preventive measures, we will make this decision a priority for the health of our team and other participants," the statement said. Other companies that have decided to cancel the event include Radio Ihart and Pinterest.
There are still many unknowns about the Omicron Quad 19, but researchers have found that this is a fast-moving aspect. The flexibility is very high. In addition, what they have discovered shows that most non-mRNA vaccines (such as Sinofarm) have almost no protection against this type.
The Omicron strain has largely become the dominant strain in the United States, and according to data released by US health officials, the Omicron strain accounts for 73.2% of new cases of Covid-19 in the United States. Constitutes. With a very high transfer rate, it surpassed Delta in a matter of weeks and now accounts for 95% of new cases in several US states.
For now, however, the CTA is still unchanged. The time of the event has not been announced and the in-person exhibition will be held from January 5 to 8 (January 15 to 18).
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