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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

U.S. health officials say that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading in the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.


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Anthony Fauci addresses reporters at White House press conference.

First U.S. case of COVID-19 omicron variant detected

The U.S. identified its first known case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler returning to California from South Africa — as scientists around the world raced to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than the previous ones.






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