COVID-19 Bulletin (11/30/21) – D Magazine
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 335 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths Monday.
WHO warns of the “very high” overall risk of the omicron variant, WFAA Reports. Although there are still uncertainties about the characteristics of this variant, the World Health Organization warns that the mutated coronavirus could lead to outbreaks with “serious consequences”. President Joe Biden called the omicron variant a cause for concern but “no cause for panic.” President Biden has said he is not considering a blanket lockdown in the United States and has instead urged vaccinations and the wearing of masks.
Dallas Cowboys head coach tests positive for COVID-19, Reports on FOX4. Coach Mike McCarthy is vaccinated, but the Cowboys face an outbreak of cases. McCarthy says the Cowboys will increase COVID-19 testing, in hopes of not losing any more team members. While not on the field for the Saints game, McCarthy will continue to lead remotely and help with preparations for the rest of the week, including Thursday night’s game in New Orleans.
Vaccine expert says delta variant remains biggest threat in US, KERA reports. Seven countries, including the United States, have decided to ban travelers from arriving from southern Africa in response to the omicron variant. Dr Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston says scientists will know whether COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the omicron variant within the next two weeks, but for now he remains most concerned about the delta.