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NIH director says omicron variant a 'great reason' to get booster
Nov 28, 2021 | The Hill
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins said the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus presents a "great reason" for people in the United States to seek a booster shot. 

“There's no reason to panic, but it’s a great reason to get boosted,” Collins said Sunday during an appearance on CNN.

The World Health Organization over the weekend held an emergency meeting regarding the new coronavirus strain first identified in South Africa, and classified it as being “of concern,” due to the variant’s large number of mutations and an increased risk of re-infection.

Several nations around the world, including the United States, have limited travel to several south African countries in recent days in an attempt to keep the variant from spreading more rapidly. 

During an earlier appearance on Fox News Sunday, Collins

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