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12/7/2021, 5:19 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Fauci: Omicron is likely not more severe than Delta

Coronavirus' Omicron variant is not likely to cause symptoms more severe than its predecessor, Delta strain, United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.

In an interview with Agence France-Presse, Fauci elaborated he is "almost certain" that the new strain, initially detected in South Africa, will not prove to be more serious than the virus's mutation first observed in India.

Fauci previously asserted that the antiviral COVID-19 drug, developed by Pfizer Inc., will probably be effective against the Omicron variant.

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