Omicron “scans” Fauci warns, calling on Americans to be vaccinated


The movements during the Christmas period will enhance the spread of the variant Omicron executives of coronavirus, even among those fully vaccinated against covid-19, warned the epidemiologist advising the US government on pandemic management, Anthony Fauci. He noted that the Omicron strain is now “scanning the world”, while expressing concern about the large number of Americans who have not yet been vaccinated against covid-19.

“There is no doubt that the Omicron strain has an amazing ability to spread,” Fauci told NBC’s Meet the Press. “It will take the upper hand and we will see difficult weeks or months as winter approaches,” he added.

According to the latest CDC estimates, Omicron’s executive is responsible for about 3% of current infections, with most cases reported in New York State.

“It is spreading really fast, literally all over the world and undoubtedly in our country,” he said in another interview with ABC, explaining that almost 50 million Americans are unvaccinated.

“It is very likely that in some parts of the country we will see a lot of pressure on the health system as well as on the health workers who are running out because of it,” he added, calling on Americans to take a booster dose of the vaccine.

“The difference between a vaccinated person and a person who has taken the booster dose when infected (from covid-19) and an unvaccinated person who is infected is large in terms of the risk of the severity of the disease,” Fauci said.

Almost it 73% of Americans has received at least one dose of vaccine against covid-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So far about 30% have received a booster dose.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, more than 50 million cases of covid-19 have been identified and more than 800,000 people have died from the disease.

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