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While infections are expected to skyrocket, the IHME model shows hospitalizations and deaths will be about the same. Researchers found the infection-hospitalization rate of omicron is about 90% to 96% lower than delta, and the infection-fatality rate is about 97% to 99% lower.
archived What this means, I believe, is US mortality is not rising at the same rate as SARS-CoV-2 δ infection ...
"In the past, we roughly thought that COVID was 10 times worse than flu and now we have a variant that is probably at least 10 times less severe," Murray said. "So, omicron will probably ... be less severe than flu but much more transmissible."
until further notice
by Cat on Wed Dec 22nd, 2021 at 10:37:22 PM EST
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