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COVID-19: U.S. coronavirus deaths near 800,000

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Yahoo Finance's Anjalee Khemlani joins the Live show hosts in assessing the latest reported numbers for COVID-related deaths in the United States.

Video Transcript

JULIE HYMAN: We have to turn to the other big topic, which we've been alluding to, and that is Omicron, and also more broadly the path of COVID across the globe. We have unfortunately reached another grim milestone globally, 800,000 deaths that have been tied to COVID-19, since the start of the pandemic. Our Anjalee Khemlani is here with details on that and the other headlines to watch with regard to COVID. Anjalee, good morning.

ANJALEE KHEMLANI: Good morning, Julie. Unfortunately, yes, it is starting off with grim news. 800,000 deaths reported in the US. We know that various sites are reporting close to, so it's nearing 800,000 by end of day. And this is coming right before experts have warned of a winter surge, so we are likely to see hospitalizations cases, as well as deaths, increase in the next couple of months.

This, of course, paired with the concerns over Omicron, which continues to cause concern. We saw the first reported death out of the UK today. And that has prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to say that we should stop thinking about this variant as less severe, as we see the cases and the hospitalizations rise there.

Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci did say on cable news this weekend that the definition of being fully vaccinated is not going to change yet in the US, but three doses or a booster dose-- that meaning two doses of the Johnson & Johnson-- are much better and "optimal," quote-unquote, for protection against the variant.

So while the US is not going to follow suit of some other countries, which have already changed-- like Israel, for example-- the definition of being fully vaccinated to include booster shots. We are seeing a push from the federal officials to encourage boosters right now, especially in advance of the anticipated COVID wave. Back to you.

JULIE HYMAN: Yes, we have been hearing that from doctors anecdotally we've been speaking to on the program as well. Thank you so much and really appreciate it.