Anthony Fauci responds to the possible presence of the Omicron variant in the US
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the arrival of a new type of coronavirus known as Omicron, which was first discovered in South Africa, which alerted many countries to return with some restrictions.
The United States was one of the countries that took action. our country Restricted travel from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, among other countries African countries strive not to transmit the variable in the country. However, Anthony Fauci hinted at the possibility that Omicron was already in the territory of North America.
Just a day after an emergency meeting with President Biden, Fauci He admitted in an interview with NBC that “we haven’t discovered it yet, but when you have a virus that shows this degree of transmissibility and you have travel-related conditionsThey’ve already noticed it in other places, when you have a virus like this, it will almost always arrive.”
🦠 So far, epidemiologist Anthony Fauci has reported that there has been no case of infection. # omicron In 🇺🇸, it is not excluded that he is already in the country.
The proportion of the fully vaccinated population is still 59%, and at least 70% with one. The risks are latent.
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Ask not to panic
The medical expert in America He was asked that despite the news about the arrival of Omicron, people are not alarmedHe revealed that the decision to restrict travel from eight African countries is to conduct further research on the alternative.
“The problem with banning travel from a particular country is simply giving us time to assess it better. There’s no reason to panic, but we want to give you some time to fill in the blanks we don’t know right now,” Fauci said.
at least As of Friday, November 26, no cases of the new type of COVID-19 have been detected in the Stars and Stripes country.However, European countries such as Belgium and the United Kingdom have already discovered the arrival of Omicron on their territory.