U.S. Ready to Expedite Omicron-Specific Vaccine, If Needed – Barrons

If new Covid-19 vaccines are developed to fight the Omicron variant, public health regulators “will move swiftly” to streamline the authorization process, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday.

Walensky said Omicron infections have been identified in dozens of people in at least 16 states, with the number of cases “likely to rise,” but that public health officials are hopeful that current vaccines can prevent severe disease and…

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