President Biden to launch winter Covid-19 plans as Omicron detected in US


On Thursday, President Joe Biden will announce the administration’s plans to deal with COVID-19 infections that might surge in winter. These plans are of utmost importance as the first case of the infection from the Omicron variant in the nation has been detected in California.

The website White House government has announced a nine step plan that includes the following:

All adults will be eligible to get a booster or third dose six months after their second dose.
Vaccinations will be available for kids to protect them and to ensure that schools remain open
Free At-Home Testing will be expanded so Americans can avail testing facilities.
International Travel will have stronger public health protocols to ensure safe travels.
Workplaces are asked to add protective measures to keep the economy open.
Rising cases across any state or region will be tackled by Rapid Response Teams.
Treatment pills will be provided to prevent hospitalizations and deaths.
The nation will continue with its efforts to promote global vaccinations.
The administration will take steps that will ensure that the nation is prepared for all scenarios.

The statements and releases from the official website also said the President had already taken steps to restrict travel from the countries that had been most impacted by the newest Omicron variant of the coronavirus. It said that the government had more tools than before to fight the latest variant.

Another important step forward that will be taken by the administration is to extend the requirement of wearing a mask. The requirement for mask while traveling on airplanes, rail travel as well as public transportation is expected to be extended till March 18, 2022.

The statement also said that the President would use every resource that was available to help support major health agencies including the Food and Drug Administration ((FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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