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Dr. Fauci Warns that Hospitals Could be “Overwhelmed” Within Weeks With Omicron Patients
Dr. Fauci, the man behind the funding of the Wuhan virology labs, warned that hospitals will soon be “overwhelmed” within weeks due to the Omicron variant.
Anthony Fauci said Thursday that the omicron variant will likely be dominant in the U.S. in “a few weeks” and warned of the possibility of hospitals being overwhelmed this winter.
He added, though, that people who are vaccinated, and especially those who have their booster shots, will be “relatively well protected, at least against severe disease,” saying he is most worried about the unvaccinated ”Besides the toll of suffering and death which will inevitably go up if in fact we have that convergence in the winter months of flu and omicron and delta, we could get our hospital systems overwhelmed,” Fauci said, noting that health workers are already exhausted after almost two years of fighting the pandemic.