The U.S. reported 1.35 million new COVID-19 on Monday, the highest daily total for any country in the world as the spread of the highly-contagious Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
More than 147,000 Americans are in hospital, including 4,400 children. And adding to the burn-out for hospital staff is a death toll that still hovers around 1,600 a day.
The rampant spread of Omicron is now prompting drugmakers to react. Pfizer is set to produce 100 million doses of an Omicron-specific vaccine as it is unsure how long its booster protection lasts.
Reggie Cecchini reports.
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