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Omicron variant will 'inevitably' reach the U.S., Fauci says
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci said cases of the Omicron variant have not been detected yet in the U.S., but that “inevitably, it will be here.”
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Omicron raises concerns about global vaccine equity and hesitancy
African Union officials have complained about the lack of vaccines since the U.S., U.K. and EU pre-purchased the bulk of available supplies at the end of 2020.
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Fauci: ’I’m going to be saving lives and they're going to be lying’
Anthony Fauci said claims he lied about certain research funding in the Wuhan lab smacked of contempt for science.
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Too early to know answers on Omicron variant, NIH director says
Francis Collins said there are many unknowns at this point.
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South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron
The omicron variant has sent South Africa from a period of low transmission to rapid growth of new confirmed cases.
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New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team
There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that's been made containing Covid-19.
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The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator
Robert Califf, who President Joe Biden nominated this month to lead the agency, is being looked to by forces from all sides as someone who can reboot the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.
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World races to contain new Covid threat, the omicron variant
A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category of the delta variant.
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