Biden set to meet with Covid-19 team and deliver remarks

President Joe Biden will receive a briefing from his Covid-19 response team and deliver remarks on the Omicron variant Tuesday afternoon, as the US reached more than 100,000 hospitalizations due to to the illness for the first time in four months.

“In the briefing, the President will hear about the latest resources and personnel being sent to states and local communities to help with staffing needs and hospital capacity Covid-19 treatments. He will also hear from the doctors about the latest data on the Omicron variant, including that while cases continue to increase, fully vaccinated and boosted Americans that get infected are not likely to have severe symptoms,” an official told CNN Monday night.
“In brief remarks, the President will address the American people on these updates, as well as the importance of continuing to use the tools we know protect the American people — vaccines, boosters and masking.”
The Omicron variant caused 95.4% of new Covid-19 cases in the US last week — significantly higher than the previous week, according to estimates posted Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue Reading

(SOURCE) https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/04/politics/biden-covid-meeting-remarks-guidelines/index.html

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