US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect


              White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre delivers cookies to members of the press before speaking at a press briefing alongside Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks alongside White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks alongside White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              A Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center nurse loads a syringe with a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at an inoculation station next to Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Moderna recently announced early evidence that its updated booster induced BQ.1.1-neutralizing antibodies. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect