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Sick days and vacations hit businesses this summer
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Sick days and vacations hit businesses this summer

Note: Surveys of Americans who say they are not working because they have or are caring for someone with COVID-19 were conducted weekly through July 21, 2020 and biweekly thereafter. Surveys of Americans who are taking vacations from work are conducted monthly. Data: U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios VisualsCOVID-19 cases are on the rise with extremely transmissible Omicron BA.5 variant, and businesses — already struggling with labor shortages — are dealing with an influx of workers calling out sick. By the numbers: Between June 29 and July 11, nearly 3.9 million people said they did not work because they were either sick with coronavirus symptoms or were caring for a sick loved one, according to recent Census Bureau data.The big picture: The BA.5 variant ...