Omicron variant: There’s no need to panic right now, physician says

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Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita speaks with Dr. Calvin Sun, Monsoon Diaries founder-CEO and clinical assistant professor and attending physician in emergency medicine in NYC, about the Omicron variant and New York City’s vaccine mandate for children five to 11.

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