Dr Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House on December 1. Photo: Reuters
Dr Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House on December 1. Photo: Reuters

Boosters work, no need for Omicron-specific coronavirus jabs, says US disease expert Anthony Fauci

  • Two doses of the Moderna shot give ‘substantially low’ neutralising activity against the new variant, but a third jab puts it ‘well within range’ he says
  • The US has confirmed Omicron cases in at least 36 states, with the proportion of infections involving the strain expected to increase

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dr Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House on December 1. Photo: Reuters
Dr Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House on December 1. Photo: Reuters
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