Early reports on Omicron severity ‘encouraging’, says Fauci
Doctor Anthony Fauci said on sunday The threat to the US from the Omicron version is yet to be determined – but signs from South Africa, where the version emerged, were encouraging.
“Obviously Omicron has a transmission advantage in South Africa,” Fauci told CNN’s State of the Union, “because …
As of now – although it’s too early to make a really definitive statement about it – it doesn’t seem like there’s much seriousness to it.
“But we have to be really careful before making any decisions that [Omicron] is less severe or it does not actually cause any serious illness compared to delta. But, so far, the signs about the seriousness are a bit encouraging. But, again, you’ll have to decide until we get more experience. ,