Fauci “Confident” Omicron Will Peak By Mid-February

The Hill reports:

“You never want to be overconfident when you’re dealing with this virus,” Fauci said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.” “But if you look at the patterns that we’ve seen in South Africa in the U.K. and Israel … they’ve peaked and starting to come down rather sharply.”

Fauci said there are some states, particularly in the south and west that have seen an increase in omicron infections despite falling infection rates in other areas of the country where vaccination levels are higher.

“But if the pattern follows the trend that we are seeing in other places, such as the northeast, I believe that you will start to see a turn around throughout the entire country,” he predicted.

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