COVID-19 Bulletin (09/11/21) – D Magazine
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 385 new cases and 13 deaths Wednesday.
Pfizer says early data shows the booter offers omicron protection, the Dallas Morning News reports. Pfizer and BioNTech say that although their initial two doses of the vaccine were not strong enough to prevent infection, the booster increased protection against the omicron variant by 25 times. The companies claim that the original two boosters should always prevent serious illness or death from the omicron variant.
Dallas County Prepares For Omicron COVID-19 Variant, NBC DFW reports. Even though Dallas County has yet to record a confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, authorities are preparing as if it is already in the county. Dallas County Health Director Dr Philip Huang said the holiday season could help the virus spread. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “Get vaccinated if you haven’t already. Get a boost if your vaccination took place some time ago. Wear your mask indoors.
United States Tightens COVID Protocols For Travelers, WFAA Reports. The mask’s US mandate for travelers on planes, trains and buses as well as at airports and stations will be extended until mid-March. All travelers to the United States, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, must currently provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within one day of their flight.