Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 Omicron variant could already be in U.S.

'When you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility...it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over.'

Anthony Fauci, Omicron Variant

11/28/2021 4:35:00 AM

'When you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility...it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over.'

'When you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility...it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over.'

In an appearance on's Weekend TODAY, Fauci was asked whether he thought the variant was already in the United States."It wouldn't surprise me," he said."We have not detected it yet.""But when you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility... it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over," Fauci added.

The Omicron variant has"a bunch of mutations" that suggest it could evade the protection currently provided by vaccines, monoclonal antibodies as well as convalescent plasma from previously infected individuals, Fauci explained.He also said, however, that much remains unknown about the variant.

Researchers haven't concluded whether it's more contagious than previous variants. Researchers are also still determining the efficacy of current vaccines against the new strain.Infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 could already be in United States. In this photo, Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on November 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. headtopics.com

Chip Somodevilla/Getty"It is conceivable that ... the vaccines we have may well be able to contain this," Fauci said,"and then this won't be as serious as some people are surmising it might be."

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