Fauci: 'Confident' Omicron cases will peak in February

1/23/2022 9:30:00 PM

Fauci is “confident” that most states will reach a peak in Omicron coronavirus cases by mid-February.

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Fauci is “confident” that most states will reach a peak in Omicron coronavirus cases by mid-February.

The NIAID director said the patterns in other countries suggest the United States is headed in 'the same direction.'

Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty ImagesNIAID director Anthony Fauci said Sunday he is "confident as you can be" that most states will reach a peak in Omicron coronavirus cases by mid-February.Why it matters:Asked about the prospect on ABC's "This Week," Fauci said that while you "never want to be overconfident," the pattern of how Omicron cases peak in other countries suggests that the U.S. is headed in "the same direction."

The NIAID director's comments come as the variant is still wreaking havoc in parts of the country. However,several experts have echoedFauci's optimism regarding an approaching peak.Fauci also expressed hope that in the coming months, the U.S. will reach an "area of control" with the virus and its strains, adding that "we would like them not to be present, but they're there."

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Just like he was “confident” with flattening the curve? Or the vaccine is a cure? Or he didn’t use gain of function? Or it “didn’t come from the lab” one thing I do know he’s a liar!

Has the omicron wave peaked in the U.S.?Has the omicron wave peaked in the U.S.?

Not Just Nurses: Medical Lab Pros in Short Supply Amid Omicron SurgeMedical labs are facing staffing shortages amid a rise in omicron cases.

COVID-19 still spreading widely in L.A. County, though signs of decline continueL.A. County reported more encouraging signs that the Omicron wave may be past its peak, though the coronavirus is still circulating widely. LOL, oh L.A., you can't let go of the flu 2.0 for ratings and power. Oh L.A., how cute. You are hanging onto COVID by a thread. Just let go, you will be okay. So, masks, lockdowns, and vaccinations don't work. GoodToKnow

Is the COVID-19 omicron surge over in Northeast Ohio? Yes, based on dropping hospitalizations and casesThe trend downward after hitting the early-January peak, however, has a ways go to return to the low levels of last fall and summer. Stop with the obsessive testing and watch the numbers plummet. This is the same trend that all cold and flu seasons follow.

Taiwan on COVID alert as domestic Omicron cases spikeTaiwan's government ordered a tightening of controls on Saturday after a rare spike in domestic transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, saying it needed to act now to prevent being overwhelmed even though overall numbers remain quite low.

Omicron peak in Alaska could be a few weeks away as new COVID-19 case numbers continue to shatter recordsFor the moment, daily case counts in Alaska are the highest they’ve ever been. Since the New Year, about 4.8% of all Alaskans tested positive for the virus.

Yacob Reyes Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images NIAID director Anthony Fauci said Sunday he is "confident as you can be" that most states will reach a peak in Omicron coronavirus cases by mid-February.Coronavirus ‘An optimistic trend’: Covid cases are falling, but U.tweet this Staffing shortages also mean that other important tests could be left unprocessed, Rohde said.Copied! Print Health officials on Saturday reported more encouraging signs that the Omicron wave may be past its peak in Los Angeles County, though the coronavirus is still circulating widely and a large number of people are becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

Why it matters: Asked about the prospect on ABC's "This Week," Fauci said that while you "never want to be overconfident," the pattern of how Omicron cases peak in other countries suggests that the U.S. isn’t out of the woods yet Case counts have a long way down to go, meaning many more infections are expected in the coming weeks. is headed in "the same direction. “Staff are not taking vacation time or even sick time because they feel guilty or because they’re so understaffed, and so it’s straining the mental health of our professionals." The NIAID director's comments come as the variant is still wreaking havoc in parts of the country. 12 in Long Beach, Calif. However, several experts have echoed Fauci's optimism regarding an approaching peak. Officials also reported 72 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, the second-highest figure in the last seven days.

Fauci also expressed hope that in the coming months, the U. 22, 2022, 2:22 PM UTC By Kaitlin Sullivan Covid-19 cases are finally falling in the United States, welcome news after nearly two months of skyrocketing case counts driven by the highly infectious omicron variant . That’s nearly 30% less than the roughly $75,000 made by registered nurses.S. will reach an "area of control" with the virus and its strains, adding that "we would like them not to be present, but they're there. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a White House Covid briefing Friday." What they're saying: If "the pattern follows the trend that we're seeing in other places," Fauci told host Martha Raddatz, "I believe that you will start to see a turnaround throughout the entire country. Some states are even pushing 30% vacancy rates, he added: “That’s crazy." "Since it's a large country and a great deal of variation in the degree of vaccinations that we have in one region compared to another, ultimately, they're all going to go in the same direction. That’s because, as cases fall, a huge number of people will still be infected: As many people who got sick as cases soared to their peak will get infected on the downward slope, said Dr. Advertisement The test positivity rate remains high at 16%, though it’s slightly below last week’s figure, officials said.

" "Things are looking good," he continued. "We don't want to get overconfident, but they look like they're going in the right direction right now. “It’s a great sign that the slope is going down but case rates remain very high,” he said. For two years, these professionals have been dealing with stress on a near-constant basis, said Maureen Burke, a medical laboratory scientist." Go deeper: .