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Dr. Fauci says arrival of COVID strain in U.S. was ‘inevitable’

Dr. Fauci says arrival of COVID strain in U.S. was ‘inevitable’
“Obviously, you have to take it very seriously,” Fauci said. “Our British colleagues have shown clearly that it is much more efficient in spreading from person to person.”

Anthony Fauci said Thursday.Anthony Fauci said the spread of the mutant strain is no surprise — but must be taken seriously.(Patrick Semansky/AP) Fauci said the proliferation of the strain highlights the need for strict adherence to public health advice.“You’re going to be hearing about reports from other states and more cases in the states that have already reported.

British officials rang alarm bells this month after the alteration of the virus was found to be rippling through London, and the strain was spotted in California and Colorado this week.“It was inevitable that it would be here,” he told NBC’s “Today” show.

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