Feds focus on booster shots as best strategy against omnicron

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Fenit Nirappil, Rachel Roubein and Rachel Pannett
The Washington Post

The Biden administration is focusing on booster shots as a key weapon in efforts to protect the nation against a potentially dangerous coronavirus variant even as the extent of the threat remains unclear, the White House said Sunday.

A group of senior health officials had a call with South African scientists Sunday to review the latest on the new variant and to help inform next steps, according to two senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.