WorldUS detects Omicron variant in many states, experts are optimistic

US detects Omicron variant in many states, experts are optimistic


US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy confirmed that the government of President Joe Biden was prepared to confront the new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19:

“The President announced stronger measures to expand the booster dose program. We’ve sent out millions of reminders to older adults, booked many appointments at pharmacies, and set up hundreds of family clinics so kids and adults can get their shots together. In addition, testing capacity has also been expanded, 50 million free test kits have been included in the private insurance package for testing starting January 1.

President Joe Biden injected a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in September 2021.

Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top epidemiologist, expressed optimism about the new variant. So far, he said, the Omicron variant “doesn’t seem to make the disease more severe.” However, he noted that it is too early to draw firm conclusions and that more research is needed.

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb agrees that it is too early to say how dangerous the Omicron variant is, in part because outside of South Africa, most of the data on cases of the Omicron variant are from people who have been exposed to the variant. Delta body.

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“We don’t know if this new variant is less virulent, so it’s a more moderate strain – it doesn’t make the disease worse – or if it behaves that way simply because it’s contagious.” infected people who already have some immunity because they have been infected with Covid-19. So they get infected, but not too badly,” Mr. Gottlieb said.

The majority of Covid-19 infections in the US to date have been fully vaccinated people, and have only had mild symptoms. Data on booster injections in Covid-19 patients in the US have not been reported. In the past 7 days, the US recorded an average of 119,000 new infections and nearly 1,300 deaths per day.

Omicron variant infection: rapid progression and less severe disease

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