U.S. health authority says Omicron to dominate infections in America

Top US health authorities have warned that the Omicron variant is so contagious that most people in the United States are likely to be infected, The Guardian reported on Wednesday, citing Xinhua.

The Omicron variant, which replaced Delta in less than a month, is now responsible for more than 98 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the country, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I think it’s hard to address what’s really going on right now, which is (that) most people are going to get Covid, okay?” The British newspaper quoted Janet Woodcock, acting head of the Food and Drug Administration, as saying.

“What we have to do is make sure that the hospitals continue to function,” Woodcock added.

Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical advisor, was quoted as saying that “Omicron, with an extraordinary and unprecedented degree of proficiency in transmissibility, will eventually find nearly everyone.”


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