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In northeastern states, COVID cases are falling as rapidly as they arose , signaling that the omicron variant has perhaps already peaked. Critics are calling the CDC “unrealistic” for suggesting schools cancel nearly all activities and warning those who have recovered from COVID to avoid anyone with a comorbidity (which amounts to 80% of Americans). The CDC is warning Americans to wear the “most protective mask possible,” stopping short of recommending N95 masks. Nevertheless, Anthony Fauci has warned that Omicron will “find just about everybody,” but the the vaccinated should still be protected. A new COVID variant has been discovered in Cyprus, which has a genetic background similar to the delta variant but with 10 of omicron’s mutations present . The Moderna CEO said that we will likely need a second booster shot as vaccine efficacy wanes, and the new variant will likely speed that. President Biden has doubled the federal order of Pfizer’s new COVID pill , along with expediting their shipment and distribution as omicron surges. COVID cases have spiked 948% in Florida, while 7-day hospitalizations have increased by 40% (between Christmas and New Years alone). The omicron vaccine is ripping through the population at an alarming rate, which has led to a spike in children being sent to the hospital . The United States has clocked nearly half a million COVID cases, a high for any country at any time during the pandemic. Within the last week, 1 in 50 Manhattan residents have been infected with […]