President Biden to announce new set of COVID winter plans after first U.S. Omicron case detected

President Biden to announce new set of COVID winter plans after first U.S. Omicron case detected

President Biden to announce new set of COVID winter plans after first U.S. Omicron case detected – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden will announce a new set of COVID winter plans Thursday after the first U.S. Omicron variant case was reported in California. Nancy Cordes has the latest in the fight against COVID-19…

Biden says no lockdowns, won’t expand vaccine mandates this winter

Biden says no lockdowns, won’t expand vaccine mandates this winter

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plan to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with the emergence of the Omicron variant, during his visit to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., December 2, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden on Thursday said his plan to fight Covid during the…

More employers will make vaccines mandatory as omicron fears grow

More employers will make vaccines mandatory as omicron fears grow

As President Joe Biden’s nationwide employer vaccine mandate gets held up in court, more employers are considering implementing their own requirements. The majority of U.S. employers now have, or plan to have, a vaccine mandate as many return-to-work plans are pushed back again, due to concerns about the new omicron Covid variant. According to a…

Biden says COVID-19 Omicron variant is “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”

Biden says COVID-19 Omicron variant is “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”

Washington — President Biden on Monday urged Americans to remain calm as scientists work to determine the strength and the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, saying the U.S. has the ability to deal with the new strain that is circulating the globe. The president, flanked by chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and…

‘I’m concerned but I’m not panicking’ about omicron

‘I’m concerned but I’m not panicking’ about omicron

Dr. Celine Gounder, epidemiologist and professor at NYU, urged Americans to get vaccinated and boosted as the best way protect themselves until it becomes clear how well the current Covid vaccines might work against the new omicron variant. “The idea is to buy ourselves time if omicron does turn out to be an immune-evading variant,”…

Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic”

Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic”

Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden said on Monday the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is “cause for concern,” not a “cause for panic,” and urged Americans to get vaccinated. While the strength of Omicron is still unknown, the CDC is…

Altria can’t sell Iqos in U.S. as Biden won’t intervene in patent dispute

Altria can’t sell Iqos in U.S. as Biden won’t intervene in patent dispute

Philip Morris International shows an iQOS electronic cigarette, which heats tobacco sticks but does not burn them. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Altria and Philip Morris International are no longer able to sell or import Iqos tobacco devices in the U.S. after the Biden administration opted to take no action on an ongoing…

President Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic”

President Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic”

President Biden: New Omicron COVID variant “cause for concern” not a “cause for panic” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden said on Monday the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is “cause for concern,” not a “cause for panic,” and urged Americans to get vaccinated. While the strength of Omicron is still unknown, the CDC…

U.S. imposes travel restrictions to slow spread of Omicron variant

U.S. imposes travel restrictions to slow spread of Omicron variant

U.S. imposes travel restrictions to slow spread of Omicron variant – CBS News Watch CBSN Live U.S. officials are imposing travel restrictions for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other nations to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. CBS News’ Natalie Brand reports on why these officials believe the measures are necessary. Dr….