Surgeon Gen. Murthy: Omicron Variant Reason For Vigilance, Not Panic

Surgeon Gen. Murthy: Omicron Variant Reason For Vigilance, Not Panic

The fast spread to the United States of the new COVID19 omicron variant is a reason to be “more vigilant” but “not panic,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sunday.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Murthy said “we do know that the measures we take to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID, those work. And they will work” against omicron as well.

“I am concerned about the possibility that this is going to spread more easily than other variants you’ve seen to date and we have to get more data to understand the exact extent of that,” he said. “But I do think it is a reason for us to not panic, but be more vigilant, and recognize that the precautions we’ve been about for the last year or so are all the more important now than ever.”

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