Fauci: "Confident" Omicron cases will peak in February

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2022
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NIAID director Anthony Fauci said Sunday he is "confident as you can be" that most states will reach a peak in Omicron coronavirus cases by mid-February.

Why it matters: Asked about the prospect on ABC's "This Week," Fauci said that while you "never want to be overconfident," the pattern of how Omicron cases peak in other countries suggests that the U.S. is headed in "the same direction."

The NIAID director's comments come as the variant is still wreaking havoc in parts of the country. However, several experts have echoed Fauci's optimism regarding an...

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