Omicron will cause more infections, but lower hospital rates, analysis shows

Posted by on December 22, 2021 7:36 am
Categories: US National Stories

Employees of Nomi Health check in a long line for COVID-19 tests Tuesday in North Miami, Fla. The omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty for travelers, shoppers and party-goers across the U.S.

University of Washington research projects the omicron wave will infect more than 400,000 people a day in the U.S. when it crests in about six weeks.

(Image credit: Marta Lavandier/AP)

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