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Dr. Fauci Has Said Here's Who Will Get Sick From Omicron

ETNT Health Logo By Ferozan Mast of ETNT Health | Slide 2 of 6: The risk of getting the Omicron variant is significantly higher for people not yet vaccinated. "The easiest way to prevent [a surge] is to continue to get people vaccinated," Dr. Fauci says. "And for those who have been vaccinated, to continue to get them boosted. So, that's really where we stand right now… I mean we only still have about 65 percent of our population vaccinated. And of those who are eligible for a booster, only about 50 percent of them have been boosted. There are a lot of things that we can do from a public health standpoint."

1. People Who Are Still Unvaccinated

The risk of getting the Omicron variant is significantly higher for people not yet vaccinated. "The easiest way to prevent [a surge] is to continue to get people vaccinated," Dr. Fauci says. "And for those who have been vaccinated, to continue to get them boosted. So, that's really where we stand right now… I mean we only still have about 65 percent of our population vaccinated. And of those who are eligible for a booster, only about 50 percent of them have been boosted. There are a lot of things that we can do from a public health standpoint."

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