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A ‘pandemic on fast forward’

A ‘pandemic on fast forward’

Update: 2022-01-041
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Omicron has coronavirus cases surging across the country. What’s the outlook for this highly transmissible variant?


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The highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus has taken over as the dominant strain in the United States. Now, post-holidays, virus cases are surging, with about 500,000 per day in the United States. Americans are struggling with breakthrough infections, strained hospital systems and the uncertainty of what might come next. 


Reporter Dan Diamond discusses what you need to know about the omicron variant and what it could tell us about how the pandemic might end.



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Larry Koenigsberg

I am really curious about his comment where he says if 100 people are infected and 10 of them go to the hospital with Delta, versus a thousand people get infected with omicron and 150 go to the hospital, it's still a lower percentage. Maybe I misunderstood what he is talking about, when he says lower percentage.

Jan 6th
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A ‘pandemic on fast forward’

A ‘pandemic on fast forward’

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