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Fauci Says Omicron Likely More Contagious So Get Vaccinated (2)

Nov. 28, 2021, 10:49 PM

Covid-19’s omicron variant appears to be more transmissible, reinforcing the need for Americans to get vaccinations or booster shots, U.S. health officials said.

Omicron “is a clarion call” for people to be vaccinated, Anthony Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Infections in the U.S. are already rising and stepped-up prevention with the emergence of the new variant will impact whether Americans are “headed into a bleak or bleaker winter,” he said.

Biden last week restricted U.S. travel links starting Monday with eight African countries including South Africa, where omicron ...

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