Anthony Fauci, a leading American epidemiologist and White House adviser, today called on Americans traveling during the Christmas holidays to boost the vaccine and wear a mask in crowded public places to help slow it. Omicron of the coronavirus.
The highly contagious variant “scans the world” and travel will increase the risk of infection even among those who have been vaccinated, Fauci said in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press.
“We will see an outbreak of the disease despite the vaccination, there is no doubt,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Omicron has been detected by diagnostic tests in more than 20 US states and nearly 90 countries since it first appeared in South Africa and Hong Kong in late November.