Dr. Jeffrey Kopin on omicron variant concerns: ‘I think there is reason not to fear the worst’

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 02: A visual aid is seen onscreen during White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s daily news briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on December 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki spoke on a number of topics including President Biden’s visit today to the National Institutes of Health where he is expected to lay out new steps to combat the Omicron COVID-19 variant. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins guest host Jon Hansen to talk about what we know about the omicron variant, how we get from a pandemic to an endemic, and FDA advisory panel narrowly endorsing Merck’s oral COVID-19 treatment pill, and why it’s important for everyone to get a booster shot if eligible.

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