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Dr. Fauci emphasizes transmission of new BA.2 variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci is speaking about the new BA.2 variant, emphasizing just how transmissible it is.

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2022, 9:23 AM

Updated 825 days ago

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is speaking about the new BA.2 variant, emphasizing just how transmissible it is.
"It has a degree of transmission advantage over the original Omicron, but not multifold advantage," says Fauci. "So, it's about 50 to 60% or so more transmissible, which means ultimately, over time, it might take over as the dominant variant."
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Fauci adds he's watching the spike of COVID-19 cases in Europe, and while it is spreading fast there, cases do not appear to be as severe.    


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