OMICRON IN U.S., FAUCI ALREADY ON TV: First Case of Omicron Detected in California, Fauci Holds Press Briefing

“We knew it was just a matter of time,” Fauci says.

According to Fox News, “U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in the U.S.”

“The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529),” the CDC wrote in a Wednesday statement.

“The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive. All close contacts have been contacted and have tested negative,” the CDC noted.

The individual traveled from South Africa the week before Thanksgiving.

“We know what we need to do to protect people. Get vaccinated, if you’re not already vaccinated. Get boosted if you’ve been vaccinated for more than six months with an mRNA or two months with [Johnson & Johnson] and all the other things we’ve been talking about…” Fauci said during a White House press briefing.