Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant appears to be less threatening than other versions of the Covid-19 virus. Photo: AP
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant appears to be less threatening than other versions of the Covid-19 virus. Photo: AP

Anthony Fauci says US life without strict pandemic controls could begin within months

  • Top infectious disease expert discusses outlook even as the US sees a sharp surge in new cases to more than 240,000 a day, mostly due to Omicron variant
  • Fauci cites studies suggesting that Omicron, while more contagious than other versions of the virus that causes Covid-19, is less virulent

Topic |   Coronavirus US
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant appears to be less threatening than other versions of the Covid-19 virus. Photo: AP
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant appears to be less threatening than other versions of the Covid-19 virus. Photo: AP
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