11/30/2021, 6:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH: Omicron cause for concern, but not panic

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients stressed on Tuesday that the newly registered Omicron coronavirus variant could be marked as a cause of concern, but not panic.

Commenting about the vaccines' effectiveness against the new variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that jabs will likely still protect against severe COVID-19, although a partial immune escape may occur.

Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the Omicron variant hasn't yet been detected in the United States. As one of the urgent measures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tightened monitoring measures to detect the new coronavirus mutation early.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / ND