It is "
" that the Omicron variant does not cause more serious cases of Covid-19 than Delta, the eminent scientist Anthony Fauci told AFP on Tuesday (December 7th), adding that it would be necessary to wait another "
two weeks at least
”to see if it turns out to be even less dangerous.
It is almost certain that he is not more serious than Delta,
" said the White House adviser on the health crisis.
There are some signs that it may even be even less severe,
" he added in a telephone interview.
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I think it will take another two weeks at least in South Africa, then when we have more infections in the rest of the world, it might take us longer to see the
level of severity,
" he said. underline.
The data coming from South Africa should not be overinterpreted, he warned, the population of this country having the particularity of being very young.
But the new variant is "
clearly highly transmissible
, possibly more than Delta, according to Dr Fauci.