China News Service, November 29. According to foreign media reports on the 29th, the White House issued a statement stating that US President Biden met with infectious disease expert Fauci and members of the White House's new crown outbreak response team to learn about the latest information about the Omi Keron strain. progress.
Fauci said that "existing vaccines may provide a certain degree of protection for severely ill patients with new coronary disease."
Data map: Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Sha Hanting
According to the report, the statement stated that Fauci told Biden that although it will take about two weeks to obtain clearer information about the infectivity, severity and other characteristics of the Omi Keron strain, he still believes, " Existing vaccines may provide a certain degree of protection for severely ill patients with new coronary disease."
Fauci also reiterated that vaccinating fully vaccinated people with booster shots can provide "the strongest protection from the new coronavirus."
In addition, the direct advice of the new crown epidemic response team to all adults who have been vaccinated is to get booster injections as soon as possible.
Adults who received the Pfizer or Modena vaccine six months or more ago, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two months or more ago, are eligible for booster shots.
It is important that adults and children who have not been fully vaccinated should be vaccinated immediately.
Not long ago, Fauci said in response to the fact that the new variant may have appeared in the United States, "If it is, I would not be surprised." "Although we have not detected this variant, but if a virus shows this degree of contagion And there are already travel-related cases, including in Israel, Belgium and other places, so basically it will eventually spread to all places."
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