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US detects first case of Omicron coronavirus variant

The US recorded its first confirmed case of the Omicron variant on Wednesday – in a vaccinated traveller who returned to California after a trip to South Africa – as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than previous ones.Dr Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert, made the announcement at the White House.“We knew it was just a matter of time before the first case of Omicron would be detected…

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