Following up on the regular briefings he had on COVID while traveling, the President met in person today with his Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and members of his White House COVID Response Team on the latest developments related to the Omicron variant.
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Dr. Fauci informed @POTUS that while it will take approximately two more weeks to have more definitive information on the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of the variant, existing vaccines are likely to provide a degree of protection against severe cases.
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Dr. Fauci also reiterated that boosters for fully vaccinated individuals provide the strongest available protection from COVID. The COVID Response Team’s immediate recommendation to all vaccinated adults is to get a booster shot as soon as possible.

Nov 28, 2021 · 10:47 PM UTC

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The President will provide an update about the new variant and the US response on Monday.
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AHhHhhHh I'mMMmMM BOOOOOOSTINNNGGG
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Which could've been started two-plus months ago if we had followed the initial recommendations of Dr. Fauci.
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In my state 1/3 of all hospitalizations are fully vaccinated people. 40% of all cases are fully vaccinated people. I'm not saying don't get vaccinated but perhaps we take a more measured approach by forcing mask mandates. Not just a piece of cloth or paper. REAL masks.
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My 17 year old who got a Pfizer vax 6+ mos ago wants a booster. When will this be approved?
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VENTILATION & HEPA FILTERS! OPEN windows and doors EVERYWHERE indoors.
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I wish that the booster had been approved with more expediency, it's only been available to all adults for 9 days, it hasn't even taken effect for Americans who are on top of things and got their booster as soon as they could.
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Uhhh. This is a weird complaint. We’ve had vaccines available for less than a year. We had boosters approved before that year was up. That’s pretty damn expedient.
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recommendation de jeur on a botched and confused rollout.
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This has been the recommendation for weeks. What’s botched about it?
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