Biden defends COVID-19 pandemic response amid Omicron surge

11/1/2022 9:59:00 PM

Biden defends COVID-19 pandemic response amid Omicron surge

Biden defends COVID-19 pandemic response amid Omicron surge

CHICAGO: President Joe Biden and top health officials on Tuesday (Jan 11) defended the administration\u0027s response to the unrelenting pandemic as daily US COVID-19 cases reached a new high, largely fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Biden, who has been accused of focusing on vaccinations a

The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total for any country in the world. Omicron was estimated to account for 98.3 per cent of total new coronavirus cases circulating in the country as of Jan. 8, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

As a result, the IHME model suggests that the US surge fueled largely by Omicron may have already hit a daily peak of more than 6 million cases, and could drop significantly from that point by the end of this month. But disruptions to health systems, schools and businesses might not resolve quickly even as infections decrease.

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