The development of a new COVID vaccination will reportedly now receive increased money, according to President Joe Biden’s announcement on Friday.
While speaking to media while on vacation in Lake Tahoe, California, the president made an announcement about his request for increased cash.
While some scientists warn of an increase in COVID cases across the nation, Pfizer and Moderna are now developing new vaccinations to combat the most recent omicron strain.
“I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to the Congress a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary, that works. It will likely be recommended that everybody get it no matter whether they’ve gotten it before or not.” Biden said.
Just over 9,000 COVID hospitalizations were recorded at the end of July, according to the AP, although that number pales in comparison to the admissions that were made at the COVID epidemic’s peak and later surges of the delta and omicron varieties.
Omicron caused an outbreak in January 2022 that left an estimated 150,000 patients hospitalized.
Some companies and institutions have reinstated mask requirements because to the modest increase in COVID cases.
Despite the fact that there have been no documented occurrences of COVID on campus, Morris Brown College in Atlanta is reintroducing the mask requirement.
In part of its Santa Monica offices, the California-based Lionsgate film studio has reinstated the requirement for masks.
At the end of September, the Biden administration anticipates that updated COVID vaccinations will be accessible.
Updated vaccines created by Pfizer, Moderna, and smaller producer Novavax still need to receive FDA approval and CDC recommendations.