Fauci says too soon to say Omicron heralds end of pandemic

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https://str.sg/wQuMGENEVA (BLOOMBERG) - Dr Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to the US President, said it was too soon to say whether the Omicron variant will herald a shift in the Covid-19 pandemic to endemic."It's an open question as to whether or not Omicron is going to be the live virus vaccination everyone is hoping for," Fauci said on Monday (Jan 17) at the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda online conference.

Other scientists and government officials have expressed optimism that Omicron's rapid spread and milder outcomes could signal an eventual shift to learning to live with the virus, much like the world does with seasonal flu.Pfizer's Chief Executive Albert Bourla told French newspaper Le Figaro that life could soon return to normal.

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