Prior to FDA approval on Wednesday, Georgia healthcare providers had already pre-ordered the new boosters from Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna.
These undiagnosed infections could be a major factor in the rapid transmission of the omicron variant, the researchers said.
Pfizer and BioNTech are planning to ask the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a second COVID-19 booster shot for people age 65 and older.
In the latest wave, the highly transmissible omicron variant has moved more quickly than contact tracing allows.
"This stage of the pandemic is different to what we have dealt with before. Omicron is more transmissible," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
Researchers are looking at data from U.S. cases to determine if the variant causes milder disease. Even if the answer is yes, they say, rates of hospitalization could be high during the surge.
U.S. employers added 199,000 jobs in December as the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, marking a second consecutive month of disappointing numbers.
The omicron variant is outpacing the government's ability to make and execute clear pandemic public policy.
Breakthrough infections from the omicron variant have been spreading like wildfire among casts and crews, so understudies and swing performers have been helping keep shows afloat.
Monday on Political Rewind, our first show of 2022, we discussed the stories that will likely drive the news in the months ahead—including COVID-19, internal schisms in the Georgia GOP, Stacey Abrams' second shot at governor, and more.
The burning questions: What makes this newly identified variant so transmissible?. And what does it mean for preventing spread?
As researchers try to determine the severity of cases caused by the omicron variant, the question of what exactly constitutes mild, moderate and severe COVID is weighing on people's minds.
To block a variant this transmissible, scientists say you need an N95 or other high-filtration mask. Here's how to find a good one and when to wear it.