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Fauci says Omicron variant "almost certainly" not more severe than Delta Updated: 2021-12-08 11:40:09 KST

With a few more weeks needed to determine how transmissible the Omicron variant is the top health official in the U.S. says the strain is "almost certainly" not more severe than Delta.
Speaking on Tuesday, Doctor Anthony Fauci, cited data from South Africa and said the ratio between the number of infections and the number of hospitalizations seems to be less than the Delta variant.
However, he added Omicron seems much more transmissible.
Omicron has spread to 50 countries since it was first detected roughly a month ago.
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