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Biden Cautions Against ‘Panic’ Over Omicron, Urges Boosters

  • President’s remarks follow travel limits on African countries
  • Biden says ‘almost inevitable’ omicron will arrive in U.S.
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Biden Says No Need to Panic Over Omicron Variant
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President Joe Biden cautioned Americans against panicking over a new variant of the coronavirus recently identified in South Africa, saying that vaccines, booster shots and masking are the best steps to keep people safe.

“This variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,” Biden said in remarks at the White House after a private briefing from his health advisers. He urged people to get vaccinated and obtain booster shots, and to wear masks in indoor public places.