Omicron so contagious most Americans will get Covid, top US health officials say

FDA head Janet Woodcock says most people will become infected, while Fauci says variant will ‘ultimately find just about everybody’

Federal health authorities in America have said the Omicron Covid-19 variant is so contagious it is likely most people in the US will be infected, and compared the pandemic to a “natural disaster”.

Authorities said even as Omicron shatters records for new cases, they are hopeful the surge will quickly subside, and said the US needs to focus on ensuring hospital systems do not collapse amid the surge.

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