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U.S. Plans for Fighting Omicron COVID-19 Variant Surge
The Biden administration is beginning to pan out its strategies to combat the new variant’s spread and stop it from dominating the country. The administration’s proposed plans cover booster shots, home testing, and international travel restrictions and requirements.
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Fully Vaccinated People Advised by WHO to Return to Mask Wearing Amid New COVID Surge

According to the World Health Organization Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, vaccinated individuals still need to wear masks because they can still be carriers of the virus. Although being vaccinated protects an individual from getting severe COVID-19 and fatality, they still have the ability to spread the disease to others — vaccinated or not. 

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Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be Mandatory in Schools?: Here's What Experts Think

While several states are already considering implementing vaccine mandates in the educational setting, experts think that it’s too early to require children to get their COVID-19 shots. According to a professor at the Hastings College of Law in California, vaccine mandates are currently premature, and considering the rate of vaccine hesitancy, it would be best to introduce it three to six months later down the line. 

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Surgeon General Believes We Can "Learn to Live With" COVID-19
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. can “learn to live with” COVID-19. As vaccination rates soar and super immunity slowly begins to become understood and replicated, it’s likely that COVID-19 will reduce in severity and will be treated not as a global pandemic, but a regular respiratory virus — present, but no longer fatal nor disruptive of daily life.
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Pfizer Board Member Predicts That COVID-19 Can End in the U.S. By January 2022
Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb revealed to CNBC that he predicts the COVID-19 pandemic will be over in the U.S. by January 2022. His hopes can be attributed to the proposed vaccine requirements that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking to implement by January 4.
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