U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the new COVID-19 Omicron variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic.
He urged vaccinated Americans to get their booster shots, and non-vaccinated ones to get vaccinated, saying that fully vaccinated boosted individuals are the most protected against the virus.
Biden said no more restrictions or lockdowns will be implemented, and that his administration is working with vaccine producers such as Pfizer, Moderna, J&J to accelerate the production of vaccines if needed.
He also added that he directed the FDA and CDC to approve any updated vaccines as quickly as possible without compromising safety.
Biden stressed on the importance of vaccine equity to end the pandemic globally and invited other countries to join efforts to deliver vaccines to nations with low vaccination rates.
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