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Fauci says new U.S. restrictions amid Omicron unlikely

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is unlikely to impose further restrictions amid the anticipated arrival of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the nation’s top infectious disease official said on Monday after a travel ban on some southern African nations began. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was to brief U.S. President Joe Biden later on Monday, said that while officials were bracing for the first confirmed U.S. case of the variant, vaccines remained a top tool to blunt its impact. Hours earlier, a U.S. ban blocked most travelers from eight southern African countries from entering the country in an…

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