chairperson Joe Biden in his first official comments on the new coronavirus variant Omicron said it was ’cause for concern, not for panic’ – while also calling on Americans to use boosters or a Covid vaccine Firstly.
Speaking from the White House on Monday afternoon, Biden said his administration would fight the Omicron variant with vaccinations, ‘not shutdowns and lockdowns’.
‘First, this variation is cause for concern, not cause for panic. We have the best vaccines in the world, the best drugs, the best scientists, and we’re learning more every day,’ the president said.
‘We will fight this variant with action of science, understanding and speed, not chaos and confusion.’
Biden’s second point is that the best protection against Omicron and any other variant is to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots.
‘Simple message: If you’ve had the vaccine but are still worried about a new variant, get a booster shot. If you haven’t had that shot, get that shot, go get the first shot,’ he said.
Biden said he would lay out a more detailed strategy against the Omicron variant on Thursday, showing his administration’s plan to combat it ‘not with shutdowns and lockdowns but with broad vaccinations. more widely, test rocket boosters and more’.
The president addressed the nation after a meeting with his coronavirus advisers on Monday morning.
The World Health Organization has warned that the Omicron variant poses a ‘very high’ risk globally as more and more countries report cases of the disease. The United States has yet to report an Omicron case, but federal officials are preparing for it, according to CNN.
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https://metro.co.uk/2021/11/29/joe-biden-omicron-covid-variant-is-cause-for-concern-not-panic-15684351/ Joe Biden: Omicron Covid variant is 'cause for worry, not panic'