On Sunday, U.S. health officials said that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than the delta variant, which is still causing problems for the country as it continues to drive a surge of hospitalization.
In a recent interview on CBS This Morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, said that he believes parents should be encouraged to get their kids vaccinated but doesn’t think children should be required to get their shots. This comes after the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine was made available for all children ages 12-15. During Fauci’s appearance on the show, he pleaded with skeptical parents to get their kids vaccinated, assuring them of the shot’s safety.
As children from ages 12-15 are granted access to the COVID vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci and a panel of health experts answered some common questions on MSNBC regarding the vaccine and its safety. Their answers generally reinforced the idea that vaccines were safe.
Throughout the pandemic, many of us have been asking ourselves when things will look “normal” again. The truth is, life may never be the same as it was before the pandemic struck. In some ways, this has already been confirmed: Dr. Fauci has just suggested during a CBS Face the Nation interview that the use of masks may continue seasonally in the future.