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Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have both tested positive for COVID . As they are both vaccinated and boosted, they are doing well and only experiencing mild symptoms. In a two-week period, the omicron variant came to account for 80% of COVID cases in Miami-Dade County . 20 New York is reporting more COVID cases than it has at any other time during the pandemic . The Omicron variant grows 70x faster than the delta variant , which may account for its fast spread. The good news, though, is that in the final analysis of its COVID pill, Pfizer says the drug is highly effective, even against Omicron , and it should be released before the end of the year. Before Omicron, Pfizer reported a 90% reduction in hospitalizations and death in high-risk COVID patients . In terms of the vaccine, Pfizer’s CEO announced that the government ordered enough COVID vaccine doses for every child aged 5 to 11 in the country . That’s about to be put to the test––kids have started getting the COVID vaccine. The Biden administration, anticipating a green light, began packing and shipping vaccine doses for kids before approval was even granted. Earlier this week, an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended (including one abstention) that kids aged 5-11 get the low-dose version of Pfizer’s vaccine . Now, the FDA has authorized the vaccine for that age group . Almost one month ago, Pfizer sent data tot he FDA in order to get approval […]