Fauci says omicron variant is ‘just raging around the world’ and a stark warning looms
President Joe Biden meets with members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Thursday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits at right.

The COVID-19 omicron variant is “just raging around the world,” the White House’s top medical adviser said Sunday, and President Joe Biden is planning to give “a stark warning of what the winter will look like” for unvaccinated Americans. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “the real problem” for the U.S. hospital system is that “we have so many people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not yet been vaccinated.” The prospect of a winter chilled by a wave of coronavirus infections is a severe reversal from ...