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Omicron could become dominant in some European countries by next week, officials predict

By Rick Noack

10 Dec 2021 · 3 min read

European leaders and scientists warned Friday that the omicron variant could become dominant in some countries startlingly soon, overtaking the delta variant, which has remained the most common version of the virus globally for months.

"We expect it to overtake delta within days, not weeks," Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, said Friday about the spread of omicron there.

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