Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s top Covid-19 consultant and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the Biden Administration is taking the new Covid-19 variant, dubbed Mu variant, “very seriously.”
“We’re keeping a very close eye on it. It is really seen here, but it is not at all even close to being dominant,” Fauci said. “As you know, the Delta is more than 99% dominant.”
Fauci said the Mu variant can more easily evade various strategies now widely in use, such as vaccines and antibodies, but that vaccines are still an important tool to lessen the chance of getting Covid-19.