U.S. President Biden’s chief medical adviser Fauci said on Sunday that despite signs that omicron’s symptoms may be less severe, Americans should remain vigilant because the number of patients may overwhelm the hospital.Fauci told reporter Jonathan Karl on the program “This Week”, “We don’t want to see everyone take it lightly. Although omicron’s disease is not serious, the emergence of so many new confirmed cases may offset this factor.”
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Preliminary data from Scotland show that omicron “brings a hospitalization risk two-thirds lower than Delta.” The study also shows that omicron is about 10 times more likely to cause a second infection with the new crown virus than Delta.
According to reports, the number of new cases of omicron infection in the United States has exceeded those infected with Delta virus in a single day. American aviation companies have cancelled nearly 1,900 flights during the long weekend holiday due to a surge in cases leading to a shortage of staff.
At the same time, other parts of the world are also experiencing a new wave of epidemics, with more than 100,000 new cases in a single day in France. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases worldwide has exceeded 279 million.