U.S President Joe Biden
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United States president Joe Biden is fully aware of the new coronavirus threat, Omicron, but feels it is not a cause for concern. He feels that there is no need to place a new lockdown but added that people need to do their part by getting vaccinated and continuing to wear masks.

Biden’s thoughts come not long after variants of Omicron were reported in different regions. That list includes Canada and several African countries, BBC.com reported.

The US president further added that pharmaceutical companies are doing their part by making contingency plans for new jabs if they are needed.

But in all, he knows that the Omicron variant possibly making its way in the US is inevitable. Regardless, he is confident of beating the new strain that could pose another threat not only to America but the whole world.

Like most countries, the best preventive measure right now is to impose stricter travel restrictions anew, especially from countries where the Omicron variant has been reported. That list includes travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

Canada, the UK and other European countries have done the same. But in the case of Canada, it appears the variants have already made their way into the region.

On Sunday, Nov. 28, Canada said the Omicron variant had been discovered in two patients who had recently traveled to Nigeria. A third case was announced on Monday, Nov. 29.

Based on Biden’s remarks about the Omicron virus, he is hoping that vaccination and masking up can help prevent the coronavirus variant from spreading in the United States, CNN reported.

Boosters should provide added protection for adults. The only thing certain, for now, is that Biden has no plans of locking down the country, something that is subject to change if the Omicron virus finds a way to infect some Americans moving forward.

Joe Biden
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