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Klain: FDA and CDC approval required before COVID booster shot rollout in September

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Klain: FDA and CDC approval required before COVID booster shot rollout in September

Klain: FDA and CDC approval required before COVID booster shot rollout in September

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says the Biden administration will wait for FDA and CDC approval before offering vaccine booster shots but is still optimistic that some Americans will be able to get boosters beginning September 20th.


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Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant , Detected in Minnesota. Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant , Detected in Minnesota. CNBC reports public health officials in Minnesota have announced the nation's second confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. CNBC reports public health officials in Minnesota have announced the nation's second confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health say the variant was identified in a man who had recently returned from New York City. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health say the variant was identified in a man who had recently returned from New York City. The man was reportedly fully vaccinated. . The man was reportedly fully vaccinated. . Upon returning home to Minnesota on Nov. 22., the man became symptomatic and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Upon returning home to Minnesota on Nov. 22., the man became symptomatic and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. According to CNBC, the man has since fully recovered. The Omicron variant hasn't yet been detected in New York, though officials say it won't be much longer until it is. The Omicron variant hasn't yet been detected in New York, though officials say it won't be much longer until it is. We now have an exposure. We fully expect that it will be detected in coming days, Dr. Mary Bassett, Health Commissioner New York, via CNBC. We now have an exposure. We fully expect that it will be detected in coming days, Dr. Mary Bassett, Health Commissioner New York, via CNBC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly working alongside health officials in Minnesota and New York to further investigate the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly working alongside health officials in Minnesota and New York to further investigate the case. Thus far, the World Health Organization says it has identified cases of the Omicron variant in 23 different countries

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First Case of , Omicron Strain, Detected in the United States. NPR News reports the first known case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been found in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the strain was detected in California. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the strain was detected in California. The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22. , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statement, via NPR News. The case was confirmed by the health departments of San Francisco and the state of California. The case was confirmed by the health departments of San Francisco and the state of California. The individual, who was fully vaccinated... had mild symptoms that are improving, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statement, via NPR News. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the infected person isn't believed to have received a booster shot. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the infected person isn't believed to have received a booster shot. Cases of the Omicron strain had been previously identified throughout Europe to the Middle East. Cases of the Omicron strain had been previously identified throughout Europe to the Middle East. The strain was first detected in South Africa. Mutations of the variant have been a cause of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO says these mutations "may be associated with immune escape potential and higher transmissibility.". Despite the frustrations of the ongoing pandemic, Dr. Fauci remains cautiously optimistic. Despite the frustrations of the ongoing pandemic, Dr. Fauci remains cautiously optimistic. There's no doubt that this will end, I promise you that, this will end. , Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for the White House, via NPR News. There's no doubt that this will end, I promise you that, this will end. , Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for the White House, via NPR News

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