What we can learn from the NBA's response to its COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak
Yahoo! Sports discusses learnings from the NBA's response to its COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak and includes insight from John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM, chief of Primary Sports Medicine at HSS and Director of Sports Medicine for the NBA.
Dr. DiFiori explained, "Vaccines, and especially with the Omicron variant, boosters, remain the best weapon we have against COVID-19. They are certainly not perfect and people can still become infected, but they continue to perform well in preventing severe illness, including hospitalization and death.”
He continued, “Data shows that people who are fully vaccinated and boosted by one of the mRNA vaccines are the most protected against COVID-19. For the Omicron variant, boosters are particularly important. We continue to work closely with the players' association to inform them about the latest information regarding vaccines and boosters, as well as all measures needed to maintain health and safety during the pandemic.”
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