Biden extends COVID-19 national emergency and 5 more updates for dentists to know

From a COVID-19 national emergency extension to the CDC's updated vaccination schedule guidance, below are five COVID-19 updates:

1. President Joe Biden has extended the designation of COVID-19 as a national emergency.

2. No states have achieved low transmission rates based on the CDC's standards despite a drop in cases.

3. Physicians are growing vocal in support of immunocompromised Americans as pandemic exhaustion settles in.

4. An omicron subvariant is on the rise, with the strain now dominant in 18 countries.

5. The CDC's updated vaccination schedule guidance states that an eight-week interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines could be optimal for some people 12 and older.

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