Omicron Variant Will Inevitably Appear in the U.S.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that it's inevitable that the omicron variant of the coronavirus will be detected in the U.S. While no cases of the variant have been detected in the U.S. so far, there have been cases detected in Botswana, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands, Australia and Hong Kong. Fauci stressed that a lot of the preparation for omicron is similar to that for the delta variant. The omicron variant was labeled as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization on Friday, making it the first variant to be labeled as such since the delta variant emerged earlier this year. Learn more about the omicron variant from NPR here.