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The Biden administration is coordinating with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to develop contingency plans in the event future coronavirus vaccines need to be modified, including to fight the Omicron variant, the White House's Covid-19 response coordinator said Tuesday. ...
Solving that puzzle would go some way to understanding how contagious the strain is compared with others. ...
NBC News' Mike Memoli, Antonia Hylton, and Jacob Ward report from across the country on where the coronavirus pandemic stands after the first confirmed U.S. case of the omicron variant was detected in California. Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the new mutation and Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Ashley Parker shares how the Biden administration is responding. ...
An Israeli immunologist suggested this week that the spread of the newly detected Omicron variant — which has sparked panic and resulted in travel bans worldwide — may actually signal the beginning of the end of the global COVID-19 pandemic. "In my view maybe this new variant is the light at the end... ...

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