Health Secretary on Omicron variant: We’re on a ‘national mission’

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid says we still don’t know enough about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 which has arrived in the UK.

So the government is rolling out a huge campaign to deliver booster vaccinations to all adults by the end of January – something he described as a ‘national mission’.

And Mr Javid reiterated the Prime Minister’s appeal to not cancel Christmas parties or school nativities – but he said he would be taking a lateral flow test beforehand.

Watch his interview with Kay Burley here in full.

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One-On-One With Labor Secretary On Shipping Backlog And Jobs

NBC News’ Jo Ling Kent spoke to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh in an exclusive interview as he visited the Port of Los Angeles as concerns continue about supply chain backlogs and the pandemic’s impact on the workforce.
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Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper suing Pentagon over memoir redactions

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is suing the Pentagon over redactions in his memoir. The book describes his time as secretary of the Army and secretary of defense under former President Trump, who fired Esper via Twitter days after he lost the 2020 election. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joined Tanya Rivero on CBSN to discuss.

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