WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Monday that the expected arrival of the Omicron variant won’t lead to new restrictions, even as he admitted that little is known about this newest strain of the coronavirus, which was first detected in South Africa.
Biden vowed that his administration would fight the new variant “not with shutdowns or lockdowns, but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more.”
President Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron coronavirus variant following a meeting with his COVID-19 response team at the White House on Monday. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
He reiterated that same message later, when taking questions from reporters, asserting that lockdowns of the kind that marked the
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