White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging Americans to disinvite unvaccinated people from Christmas gatherings as the omicron COVID-19 variant spreads.
“We’re dealing with a serious enough situation now that if there’s an unvaccinated person, I would say, ‘I’m very sorry, but not this time. Maybe another time when this is all over,'” said Fauci in an interview Tuesday night with MSNBC.
However, Fauci said Sunday omicron will spread among the fully vaccinated as well as the unvaccinated.
“There’s no doubt about this, [omicron] has an extraordinary capability of spreading,” Fauci told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
He urged Americans to get vaccinated, not because it curbs the transmission of the disease but because it reduces “severity.”
“The difference between a vaccinated and boosted person who has an infection, and someone who has an infection who has never been vaccinated — it’s a major difference with regard to the risk of severity,” he said.
Over the weekend, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker were among many who have tested positive for the virus after having received booster shots. CNBC’s Jim Cramer, a strong proponent of forced vaccinations, also got COVID this week.
Researchers at Cambridge University and the University of Hong Kong found omicron appears less efficient at infecting cells in the deep part of the lungs, which can lead to severe illness. The disease is manifesting mostly in the upper respiratory tract, the studies find, with symptoms more like the common cold.
The inventor of the mRNA technology behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines told WND in an interview Monday that the early data indicate omicron could act similarly to a vaccine, producing mild symptoms and natural immunity to COVID-19 as it rapidly spreads.
On Monday, the CDC said the omicron variant has become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States, comprising up to 73.2% of new infections last week, spiking from 12.6% the previous week. Omicron accounts for about 90% of new COVID infections in some areas of the country, including the New York City area, the industrial Midwest, Southeast and the Pacific Northwest.
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