President to Address Nation on New Variant

South African doctor says there is no reason to panic. 

President Biden has plans to update the nation on his administration’s response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Monday, hours after travel restrictions targeting eight countries in southern African went into effect. His comments will come after he receives a briefing at the White House from Dr. Anthony Fauci. 

According to a readout Dr. Fauci has been keeping the president informed on the virus during the weekend, it will take about two weeks to have “more definitive information on transmissibility, severity and other characteristics of the variant.” 

The World Health Organization says Omicron poses a very high global risk, and the world must prepare. Yet it remains unclear if the variant causes more severe symptoms than previous mutations.   

The new variant was first discovered in South Africa. A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect the variant among patients said that symptoms of the variant were so far “extremely mild” and could be treated at home. “There is no reason to panic,” he said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and the HHS department as they respond to virus mutations.
  • For national leaders around the world to respond to facts and evidence regarding health measures. 
  • For wisdom for the White House Coronavirus Response Team.

Sources: New York Post, Reuters, CNBC 


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