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Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.

  • The new Covid-19 variant "mu" is not an immediate threat to the United States, federal health officials said Thursday.
  • Mu — also known by scientists as B.1.621 — was added to the WHO's list of variants "of interest" on Monday.
  • "We're keeping a very close eye on it," Fauci said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021.Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters

The new Covid-19 variant "mu" is not an immediate threat to the United States, federal health officials said Thursday.

"We're paying attention to it, we take everything like that seriously, but we don't consider it an immediate threat right now," White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a press briefing.

Mu — also known by scientists as B.1.621 — was added to the WHO's list of variants "of interest" on Monday, the international health organization said in its weekly Covid epidemiological report published late Tuesday.

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