January 25, 2022 – Pfizer Starts Testing Omicron-Specific Vaccines, L.A. County Omicron Deaths Rise

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In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with infectious diseases physician and assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Paul Adamson.

Topics today include:

  • Pfizer begins testing Omicron-matched COVID-19 vaccines in adults.
  • F.D.A. halts use of antibody drugs that don’t work versus Omicron.
  • L.A. County seeing more deaths from Omicron.
  • “Mild” but still deadly: Omicron may kill tens of thousands more Americans by March.
  • Omicron is spreading. How should we respond now?
  • Coronavirus tests from the U.S. government have started to arrive at homes.

This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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