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In the last few weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reported in the United States have increased to record levels because of omicron, a new COVID-19 variant. Even so, the experts who joined AFT President Randi Weingarten on Jan. 11 to discuss the variant, vaccines and schools say that we have the tools we need to fight omicron. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Dr. Irwin Redlener and Dr. Vin Gupta are experts who the AFT has relied on for insight during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why Weingarten asked them to take part in another virtual town hall during this latest surge to answer questions posed by members.