President Joe Biden will converse to the nation Tuesday afternoon concerning the Omicron surge, the brand new extremely contagious variant of the coronavirus that has prompted hospitals throughout the nation to overflow.
“Within the briefing, the President will hear concerning the newest sources and personnel being deployed to states and native communities to assist staffing wants and hospital capability, in addition to ongoing work to increase entry to COVID-19 therapies,” mentioned a White Home official.
“He will even hear concerning the newest information on the Omicron variant, together with the truth that totally vaccinated and booster Individuals who grow to be contaminated are unlikely to have extreme signs whereas instances proceed to extend,” the official added.
Greater than 1.08 million folks throughout the nation examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Monday, a worldwide document based on information from Johns Hopkins College. The dates come after hundreds of thousands of Individuals collect for the vacations to satisfy their households and pals.
The document is aI’ve nearly doubled the earlier document of round 590,000 that was set 4 days earlier.
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