First confirmed case of “Omicron Variant” in the United States was found in California

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Wednesday afternoon in the White House briefing room that the first confirmed case of the “Omicron variant” of COVID-19 has been identified in California in an individual who recently returned from South Africa.

The individual had traveled to South Africa, returned on November 22 and tested positive for the variant on November 29. the individual was fully vaccinated; He had mild symptoms and Fauci said no tests had shown on anyone who had been in close contact.

Fauci also said that genetic sequencing tests have been conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, and confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He advised that people should be vaccinated, children should be vaccinated and participate in the booster injections if they have received the mRNA vaccine more than six months ago.

Fauci said the case in California was the only case the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suspected to be an altered case of Omicron.

The Biden administration closed travel from South Africa and several other African countries after South African scholars identified the new alternative. The South African government complained about the harsh measure, stating that it was not the country in which the variant originated, but the country whose scholars first identified the variant.

Fauci said the affected person took appropriate action by seeking tests as soon as symptoms appeared.

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