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WHO: Travel bans won't keep cases out

After the first detected case of the Omicron variant in the US, the World Health Organization has issued guidance against travel bans. WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris joins CNN's Brianna Keilar to discuss.

HEALTH MINUTE: COVID-19 PILL GETS INITIAL GREEN LIGHT

A major step forward for the first Covid-19 antiviral pill. FDA advisers narrowly vote to recommend emergency use authorization of Merck's medicine, which is said to lower the risk of severe disease in a person infected with Covid-19, but there…

HEALTH MINUTE: BOOSTERS COULD BE KEY TO OMICRON DEFENSE

The CDC is strengthening its stance on boosters for all US adults amid concerns over the Omicron variant. Top US health officials say vaccinations, boosters and mask wearing are keys to protecting against any variant of the virus.

New Covid variant Omicron alarms world, restricts travel

Covid-19 'is going to become endemic...the goal is just to tame it,' says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Amesh Adalja. UNICEF's Lily Caprani warns that many people across the globe remain 'dangerously unprotected.'