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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Fauci: Omicron may cause milder disease, though still early

- The Washington Times

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday health officials' earliest "inkling" about the omicron variant is that it appears to cause a less severe form of illness, but he cautioned it will take weeks to get the full picture across age groups and different global populations.