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Walensky said it was "encouraging news in the context of Omicron" that most deaths caused by the COVID variant were in people with at least four comorbidities.
Walensky said it was "encouraging news in the context of Omicron" that most deaths caused by the COVID variant were in people with at least four comorbidities.
zerohedge
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China’s Henan Confirms 2 Infections With Omicron Variant: Daily
CNN
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About 24% of US hospitals are reporting a "critical staffing shortage," according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, as experts warn the Covid-19 surge fueled by Omicron threatens the nation's health care system.
About 24% of US hospitals are reporting a "critical staffing shortage," according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, as experts warn the Covid-19 surge fueled by Omicron threatens the nation's health care system.
WebMD
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People vaccinated against COVID-19 are two-thirds less likely to be hospitalized because of the Omicron variant than those infected with the earlier Delta variant, a new study says.
People vaccinated against COVID-19 are two-thirds less likely to be hospitalized because of the Omicron variant than those infected with the earlier Delta variant, a new study says.
I stood with @NYCMayor and @RepRitchie to announce we secured $1.2 billion dollars from FEMA to help our @NYCHealthSystem public hospitals pay for COVID costs.

And now, we’re working to expedite the next emergency payment to help our hospitals fight the Omicron surge.
I stood with @NYCMayor and @RepRitchie to announce we secured $1.2 billion dollars from FEMA to help our @NYCHealthSystem public hospitals pay for COVID costs.

And now, we’re working to expedite the next emergency payment to help our hospitals fight the Omicron surge.
Researchers at universities and government agencies in the Netherlands found that Omicron would count as the first of a new group of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. Whereas previous variants cluster in a single group
Researchers at universities and government agencies in the Netherlands found that Omicron would count as the first of a new group of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. Whereas previous variants cluster in a single group
Chinese health authorities confirmed the country’s first cases of domestic transmission of the Omicron variant in the northern coastal city of Tianjin
Chinese health authorities confirmed the country’s first cases of domestic transmission of the Omicron variant in the northern coastal city of Tianjin
Good stats in here BUT ‘Omicron is less of a threat than Delta’ and ‘Omicron isn’t much of a threat’ are not the same thing.

We can’t make Delta, which killed and disabled 100s of 1000s, the benchmark for whether we worry about infectious diseases or not.
Fox News
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Omicron wave receding at global epicenter, CDC cautiously optimistic
Omicron wave receding at global epicenter, CDC cautiously optimistic
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Former FDA Commissioner @ScottGottliebMD tells @FaceTheNation's @margbrennan where the Omicron COVID-19 variant will likely be hitting next as it comes to an end on the East Coast.
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Germany assessing reliability of antibody tests for Omicron - minister
Germany assessing reliability of antibody tests for Omicron - minister
CNN
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With the Omicron variant surging across the US, Los Angeles County recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one week since the start of the pandemic
With the Omicron variant surging across the US, Los Angeles County recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one week since the start of the pandemic
CNN
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"It is crucial that we approach this phase of the pandemic substantially differently rather than fighting the same way we did against the last mutation," says @FareedZakaria on the Omicron phase of the pandemic, citing recent studies on Covid-19 variants. #FareedsTake
It’s too soon to predict the full impact Omicron could have on deaths and illness across the U.S.

But data in some of the earliest-hit cities is beginning to show what the future could hold. Here's what it shows.

It’s too soon to predict the full impact Omicron could have on deaths and illness across the U.S. 

But data in some of the earliest-hit cities is beginning to show what the future could hold. Here's what it shows.
"The risk right now is to the Midwest, where you have rising infection, where they aren't in the thick of their omicron wave yet,," @ScottGottliebMD predicts where the #Omicron wave will hit next and says several states in the Mid-Atlantic have already peaked.
Officials in Tianjin, near Beijing, said on Sunday that its entire population of 14 million would be tested for the coronavirus after it was found in 20 residents, at least two of whom were infected with the fast-moving Omicron variant.
Officials in Tianjin, near Beijing, said on Sunday that its entire population of 14 million would be tested for the coronavirus after it was found in 20 residents, at least two of whom were infected with the fast-moving Omicron variant.
Real-world data is still coming in on whether or not Omicron causes a milder illness and carries a lower risk of hospitalisation, but early laboratory data on lung tissue in mice and hamsters could have answers.

Dr Amir Khan explains ⤵️ | #AJDoctorsNote
Real-world data is still coming in on whether or not Omicron causes a milder illness and carries a lower risk of hospitalisation, but early laboratory data on lung tissue in mice and hamsters could have answers.

Dr Amir Khan explains ⤵️ | #AJDoctorsNote
TIME
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No, you should not try to get Omicron
No, you should not try to get Omicron
BREAKING: @JesseBWatters digs into the origins of Omicron in South Africa
And just wait until you hear about Deltacronfluenzapes… (i.e., Delta + Omicron + influenza + herpes)
And just wait until you hear about Deltacronfluenzapes… (i.e., Delta + Omicron + influenza + herpes)
With Covid-19 infections surging due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant, doctors are now urging people to ditch cloth face masks
With Covid-19 infections surging due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant, doctors are now urging people to ditch cloth face masks
CNN
@CNN
The Omicron variant has forced some school districts to return to online learning.

On the Sunday edition of the CNN 5 Things podcast, @OmarJimenez explains how parents and the teachers’ union in Chicago are reacting.

Listen now.
The Omicron variant has forced some school districts to return to online learning.

On the Sunday edition of the CNN 5 Things podcast, @OmarJimenez explains how parents and the teachers’ union in Chicago are reacting.

Listen now.
Fox News
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Omicron, delta have fused into new 'deltacron' strain, Cyprus professor finds
Omicron, delta have fused into new 'deltacron' strain, Cyprus professor finds
zerohedge
@zerohedge
UK Scientist Says Omicron Is "Ray Of Light" That Could Help Transform COVID Into Common Cold
UK Scientist Says Omicron Is "Ray Of Light" That Could Help Transform COVID Into Common Cold
FedEx is warning that the spread of the Omicron variant is contributing to staffing shortages and delaying shipments traveling on aircraft
FedEx is warning that the spread of the Omicron variant is contributing to staffing shortages and delaying shipments traveling on aircraft
According to the researchers, the Omicron variant replicated less efficiently, more than 10 times lower, once inside the human lung tissue than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dr Khan explains | #AJDoctorsNote
According to the researchers, the Omicron variant replicated less efficiently, more than 10 times lower, once inside the human lung tissue than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dr Khan explains | #AJDoctorsNote
New research has mapped differences between all major versions of SARS-CoV-2 and suggests that, although administering existing vaccines is still useful, Omicron is so different from other strains that they may need updating
New research has mapped differences between all major versions of SARS-CoV-2 and suggests that, although administering existing vaccines is still useful, Omicron is so different from other strains that they may need updating
We got lucky. But that luck might not hold. Many of the same epidemiologists who have breathed a sigh of relief over Omicron’s relatively low death rate are anticipating that the next lineage might be much worse
We got lucky. But that luck might not hold. Many of the same epidemiologists who have breathed a sigh of relief over Omicron’s relatively low death rate are anticipating that the next lineage might be much worse
billboard
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Omicron concert cancellations signal a rough start to 2022

Omicron concert cancellations signal a rough start to 2022
AJ+
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#Omicron doesn't mean we can't end the pandemic:
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