First Confirmed US Case of Omicron Coronavirus Variant Detected in California
California has an immense economic presence, Being one edge of the Pacific Rim brings great opportunities. And great peril sometimes. This time, the offshore pest is another kind of COVID. Omicron.
In a White House news briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the case was in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive for Covid-19 on November 29.
That individual, Fauci said, is self-quarantining and close contacts have tested negative for the coronavirus so far.
The person was fully vaccinated and is experiencing “mild symptoms, which are improving at this point,” Fauci said. CNN
Of course now fully vaccinated may or may not be strictly true in anyone vaccinated many months ago and not yet boosted. this is not necessarily a sign the vaccine has failed in general, only in particular cases. And this person is getting only mild symptoms.
In any case, if you are due, get your booster. Odds are it will help. Maybe save a life, yours.