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Fauci says Covid cases will go much higher as omicron spread continues, warns against getting complacent

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes half in a gathering with U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and different members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on developments associated to the Omicron COVID-19 variant from the State Dining Room on the White House in Washington, U.S., December 9, 2021.

Leah Millis | Reuters

Cases of Covid-19 are possible going to maintain surging as the omicron variant quickly spreads throughout the globe, U.S. infectious illness knowledgeable Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Sunday.

“Every day it goes up and up. The last weekly average was about 150,000 and it likely will go much higher,” Fauci stated on ABC’s “This Week.”

As of Thursday, earlier than the vacation weekend disrupted Covid trackers, the U.S. had reported greater than 51 million complete cases, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. additionally topped 800,000 complete deaths from the illness in mid-December.

Driving the surge is the omicron variant, which took over as the dominant pressure per week in the past.

While the pressure has confirmed to be extremely transmissible, research are beginning to point out it’s much less extreme by way of hospitalizations. Still, Fauci burdened now isn’t the time to “get complacent.”

“If you have many, many, many more people with a less level of severity, that might kind of neutralize the positive effect of having less severity when you have so many more people,” Fauci stated. “And we’re particularly worried about those who are in that unvaccinated class. Those are the most vulnerable ones when you have a virus that is extraordinarily effective in getting to people and infecting them the way omicron is.”


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