An Omicron case hasn’t yet been detected in the US, but the concerning variant is bound to ‘go all over,’ Fauci says.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday that there have not been any cases of the Omicron variant detected in the United States yet.
“No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date,” a CDC statement read on Friday.
“CDC is continuously monitoring variants and the U.S. variant surveillance system has reliably detected new variants in this country. We expect Omicron to be identified quickly, if it emerges in the U.S.,” the agency added.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s only a matter of time before the variant is detected in the United States.
“When you have a virus that’s showing this degree of transmissibility & you’re having travel-related cases … it almost invariably is going to go all over,” Fauci told NBC, according to a tweet from CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins.
—Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 27, 2021
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