Omicron variant detected in 11 states, many cases among vaccinated
While some patients recently traveled in southern Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected, others had no travel history, suggesting that community transmission is underway in the U.S.
Many of the people who have tested positive in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, but they all have experienced mild symptoms so far.
White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that lab studies indicate booster shots increase antibody protection against a range of variants.
Utah, California, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Missouri, New York and New Jersey have all confirmed cases.
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