WATCH: Fauci Would ‘Not Be Surprised’ If ‘Omicron’ Is Already In US

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said Saturday morning that he would not be shocked to learn that the COVID-19 omicron variant is already in the U.S.

In an interview on NBC’s “Weekend TODAY” show, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director told co-hosts Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander that the strain has a large number of mutations that would suggest it could potentially evade immune protection and that scientists can predict it will be more transmissible.

“We don’t know that yet, but you have to be careful and assume that that’s the case. It also has a bunch of mutations that would suggest it could evade the protection, for example, of monoclonal antibodies and perhaps even convalescent plasma for people who’ve been infected and recovered and possibly vaccine. These are all ‘maybes,’ but the suggestion is enough,” he said.

The chief medical adviser to the president said that the variant of concern’s ability to infect the vaccinated and those who have recovered from infection “make us say this is something you got to pay really close attention to and be prepared for something that serious.”

Though it “may not turn out that way,” Fauci noted, the U.S. was trying to “get ahead of it” despite the unknowns.

“So, in real terms, Dr. Fauci, do you believe that omicron is already here in the U.S., likely?” asked Alexander.

“You know, I would not be surprised if it is. We have not detected it yet. But, when you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility and you’re already having travel-related cases that they’ve noted in Israel and Belgium and in other places – when you have a virus like this, it almost invariably is ultimately going to go, essentially, all over,” he replied.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


9 COMMENTS

  1. They will have a never ending stream of mutations to keep up the fear mongering
    Can’t allow people to go back to normal
    This is also their excuse as to why the vaccines will no longer work. Oops
    No worry
    Pfizer will have a new adapted vaccine ready in 100 days- and every 100 days after that for a lifetime of covid boosters for the idiots in line
    Stop complying

  2. Why do we have to continue hearing from the Rosho Fauci ys”v?
    He will talk about everything except his role in causing COVID and how much money he has made from it.

  3. When Fauci is dragged to prison or hanged, we might find out how much $ he made off the pandemic. Although we might never know….
    Fauci is not “surprised” by omicron.
    I am not “surprised” by anything that comes out of his hypocritical mouth.
    I AM surprised by the sheeple still listening to him.

  4. Time to get the Nuremberg 2 trials going. Can’t wait for the day to see this rasha Faulsi Falshi yimach shemo along with his co-horts Billy boy Gates, Ralph Barik, Francis Collins, Peter Dazak, Bat Lady Shi, George Tsoros, Santa Klaus Schwab and all the players in the world economic forum hanging in their nooses from the tops of the Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower etc. for the billions of lives they have killed and destroyed around the globe.

  5. Fauci has made more money than I can count
    Also, notice Fauci always gives statements that sounds very wishy washy
    Typical is
    “We may begin to see… possibly might happen…. In case…there’s no way to know… the science is evolving ….. evaluate as it goes….. concerned that possibly we might have serious issues of severe transmissibility…. Blah blah how can anyone listen to this sicko I don’t know
    Every word is a lie
    Every word
    He’s a master manipulator makes himself sound like a genial grandpa and he really runs the biggest mafia on earth with an iron fist