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Ted Cruz, Dr. Fauci, and the Threat of the Omicron Variant

As the Omicron variant threatens the global community, Republican lawmakers are more concerned with threatening to investigate Dr. Fauci over the U.S. COVID response. Dr. Fauci fired back with a must-see response.

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Ted Cruz, Dr. Fauci, and the Threat of the Omicron Variant
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    "What Happened on January 6, Senator?"

    Dr. Fauci, laughing: "I should be prosecuted? What happened on January 6th, senator? … That’s okay, I’m just gonna do my job. I'm gonna be saving lives, and [Republican lawmakers] are gonna be lying."

    Fauci responds to Sen. Cruz (R-TX) threatening to prosecute him over COVID response: “What happened on January 6th?

    Fauci responds to Sen. Cruz (R-TX) threatening to prosecute him over COVID response: “What happened on January 6th?

    Fauci responds to Sen. Cruz (R-TX) threatening to prosecute him over COVID response: “What happened on January 6th?

    Back to the Real Issue at Hand: Omicron

    Dr. Fauci went on several news programs this weekend to emphasize the threat of the Omicron variant and encourage people to get vaccinated and get boosted.

    A Record Number of Mutations

    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins says Omicron COVID variant has a record number of mutations: "It does make you worry ... that it might not respond as well to protection from the vaccines, but we don't know that ... This does seem to be spreading quite rapidly."

    A Lot of Uncertainty Remains

    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins predicts we'll know "in about 2 or 3 weeks” whether our current COVID vaccines protect from the Omicron variant. Everyone take a two-week breath while the experts look into it.

    Some Hopeful News From Pfizer

    CEO Albert Bourla says Pfizer has already started to develop a new COVID vaccine amid threat from Omicron variant. Bourla says it can be completed in less than 100 days and points out that Pfizer has already done this twice before — for Delta and Beta, which turned out to be unnecessary given the enduring vaccine efficacy.

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