Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that the new “Mu” coronavirus variant is not considered “an immediate threat” to the United States in the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing that it will monitor the illness.
Fauci says the new Mu variant of COVID is “not at all even close to being dominant” and not considered “an immediate threat.” He says laboratory data suggests Mu could evade some vaccines, but there isn’t much clinical research yet and vaccines are likely still “quite effective” pic.twitter.com/hgDlkLfTyd
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A transcript is as follows:
REPORTER: I wanted to ask about the new variant of concern identified on Tuesday by the WHO, called the Mu variant, which some people are saying is more resistant to vaccines than other variants so far. Just wanted to see if that’s something you guys are