US shatters record for new COVID-19 cases, impacting New Year’s Eve plans

As the countdown to 2022 continues, the omicron variant is fueling new COVID-19 infections at a rapid pace, with nearly two million new cases in a week. The FDA is set to approve Pfizer booster shots for children aged 5 to 12 as early as next week as pediatric hospitalizations jumped more than 50% in the last four weeks. NBC’s Kathy Park reports for TODAY from Times Square in New York City.

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