Day: December 29, 2021

U.S. health officials say COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations ‘comparatively’ low despite Omicron surge

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations are “comparatively” low as the highly infectious Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday as cases in the United States reached a record high. […]

Fauci says all indications suggest omicron is less severe than delta, but warns against complacency

Early studies suggest the omicron variant, while highly transmissible, causes less severe illness than the deadly delta strain of the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday. “All indications point to a lesser severity of omicron versus delta,” said Fauci, President Joe Biden‘s top health advisor […]