“We will stay at it, with continued rigor, for however long it takes," said a joint intelligence agency statement about the remaining, unsolved, Havana Syndrome cases.
“I think in many ways, we are just as flabbergasted as the rest of society about how Omicron has seemingly come from nowhere,” one scientist said.
The announcement is part of a plan to expand access to rapid testing, but most tests won’t be available for at least two weeks.
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one doctor said.
“Pediatric hospitalizations are at the highest rate compared to any prior point in the pandemic,” the CDC’s director warned.
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“We are standing on the shoulders of two years of science,” the CDC director said.
“This spreads so fast that if you look at what's going on today, it's actually already happened 10 to 14 days ago,” one expert said.
“The capacity for superspreading events is really extraordinary,” one expert said.
Rare blood clotting side effects linked to nine deaths triggered the recommendation, which stops short of calling for ceasing use of the one-shot vaccine.
“It felt like we were driving blind, and we really were a little bit,” one expert said.
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“The data suggests this is a more transmissible virus with significant degrees of immune escape, that is going to render the vaccines less effective,” said one expert.
The Biden administration instituted new rules for boosters, COVID tests, and travel after the first Omicron case in the US was identified.
"The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," according to the CDC.
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“We have shouted it out for years, but no one is really paying attention," one expert said.
“The question is: When will it end?” one expert asked.
NIH officials backed away from publicizing promising federally funded research involving human fetal tissue cells during the Trump administration, calling one study “a political landmine.”
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