President Biden unveiled his new winter OVID plan, factoring in the new Omicron variant.
What you need to know:
- More booster shots (to encourage their adaptation, the White House is pushing a public education campaign to encourage 100 million adults to get boosters, with a special focus on seniors.)
- Tighter travel restrictions and more stringent testing for international travelers
- FREE at-home tests (reimbursed by insurance companies.)
“My plan I’m announcing today pulls no punches in the fight against COVID-19,” Biden said. “It’s a plan that I think should unite us.”
What was NOT mentioned was lock-downs or more vaccine mandates, though that might be necessary in the coming months.