Omicron variant a ’cause for concern,’ not panic

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Omicron variant a 'cause for concern,' not panic

President Biden told Americans Monday that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was a “cause for concern,” not a “cause for panic” and urged Americans to get vaccines and booster shots as cases of the fast-moving variant were reported around the world.

Flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci — both of whom wore masks — Biden repeatedly mispronounced the variant as “Om-ni-cron” as he spoke for about nine minutes before taking questions from the press.

Joe Biden.
President Biden urged Americans to get vaccines and booster shots as cases of the Omicron variant were reported around the world.
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US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (L) listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Vice President Kamala Harris and White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci joined President Biden.
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