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New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow SpreadThe U.S. now has two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant. The latest person is a Minnesota man who recently traveled to New York City for an anime convention, who was vaccinated and received a booster. He developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22<sup>, </sup>tested positive on Nov. 24, and reportedly no longer has symptoms.
Gov. DeSantis Blasts President Biden On Latest COVID MeasuresFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis said Florida would be working on circumventing President Biden's new measures.
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Biden Administration Taking Action On Omicron VariantDebra Alfarone reports President Biden is set to visit the National Institutes of Health this afternoon, where he will deliver remarks on actions his administration plans to take to tackle the Omicron variant.
First Case Of The Omicron Variant Detected In USLaura Podesta reports the White House is making moves to fight the virus as the winter surge approaches.
Dr. Aileen Marty Speaks With CBS4 To Discuss Omicron VariantFIU's infection disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty talks about the Omicron variant and where it came from.
South Florida Health Officials Prepare For Coronavirus Omicron VariantHealth Officials in South Florida are searching for the Omicron Variant right at home. While it has yet to be detected, experts say it's only a matter of time.
WEB EXTRA: CDC Director: 'We Don't Know Everything We Need To Know Yet About The Omicron Variant,' Urges VaccinationCDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky: "We don't know everything we need to know yet about the Omicron variant, but we know that vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from severe illness and complications from all known SARS-CoV-2 variants to date."
Findings Show Omicron Variant Spread Earlier Than First BelievedModerna's CEO also warns that vaccines are less effective against the omicron variant.
FDA Advisers Endorse Merck's COVID Antiviral Drug In Narrow VoteA panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside drug advisers voted narrowly Tuesday to back allowing Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Merck's antiviral pills to be prescribed for COVID-19, following an hours-long meeting mulling the benefits and risks of molnupiravir to treat the disease in high-risk adults.
CDC Recommends All Adults Get Booster Shot As Concern Over Omicron Variant GrowsNaomi Ruchim reports it will take a few more weeks before we know if the current vaccines protect against it.
Local Experts Weigh In On Omicron COVID VariantCBS4's Karli Barnett reports medical experts say now, more than ever, you should get your COVID vaccine or booster.
New COVID Variant Prompts US To Ban Travel To 8 African CountriesCBS4's Ashley Dyer shares what President Joe Biden had to say about the new variant.
US Travel Restrictions Begin Monday For South AfricaLaura Podesta reports the CDC and the Biden administration are preparing for the arrival of the omicron variant on our shores.
Travel Restricted From Southern Africa, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant ConcernsCBS4's Jessica Vallejo reports concerns of a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region.
Travel Restricted From Southern Africa, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant ConcernsCBS4's Jessica Vallejo reports on the Biden administration restricting travel from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns of a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region.
UK Has Banned Travel From Certain African Countries Because Of New COVID VariantCBS4’s Karli Barnett reports there’s also concern the Thanksgiving holiday will cause a spike in COVID cases.
With Vaccination Rate Up, Experts Say Family Gatherings May Be Safer This YearCBS4's Jessica Vallejo reports on holiday COVID-19 precautions with Thanksgiving gatherings looming.
Got Questions About COVID Vaccine Booster? Here Are Some Answers About What To Expect With That 3rd ShotCBS4's Eliott Rodriguez has the story.
CDC Advisers Support COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters For All AdultsFriday, CDC advisers announced they support COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for adults.
Miami-Dade and Broward Schools No Longer Mandating Masks, Parental Opt-Out Form EliminatedThere are new COVID safety protocols for Miami-Dade and Broward County Public School students and staff.
FDA Authorizes Third Dose Of Pfizer and Moderna Booster VaccinesAll U.S. adults just got another step closer to becoming eligible for COVID booster shots. The FDA has authorized a third dose of both the Pfizer and Moderna shots. A CDC advisory panel takes up the matter today.
MDCPS No Longer Mandates Masks At SchoolsMiami-Dade County Public Schools has dropped its mask mandate and parental opt-out forms are no longer needed.
Pfizer Booster Shots Could Be Available To All AmericansAll Americans could soon get the Pfizer booster shot.

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