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The US government’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Saturday he “won’t be surprised” if the Omicron coronavirus disease – which has already been detected in countries outside southern Africa including the UK, Hong Kong and Israel . – is already circulating in the US, and travel restrictions will only buy time to better assess the virus before it spreads around the world.

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Fauci said in an interview on NBC weekend today That the US hasn’t detected the Omron variant yet, but it seems that given the degree of transmissibility, “it’s almost always going to go all over the place essentially.”

The Omicron virus is more likely to be transmitted than the original form, Fauci said, although more research needs to be done on the variant to know for sure.

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