Omicron variant may multiply 70 times faster than delta, study finds: Latest COVID-19 updates – USA TODAY

Their research study likewise revealed the omicron infection in the lung is substantially lower than the initial SARS-CoV-2, which may be a sign of lower illness intensity. “Therefore, taken together with our recent research studies showing that the omicron variation can partly leave immunity from vaccines and previous infection, the overall danger from omicron variation is likely to be extremely significant.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says stated the omicron variant has actually now been reported in at least 36 states and 75 nations.– Christine Spolar, Mark Kreidler and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health NewsMichigan gets more omicron cases, dominant stress by January?The omicron version is rapidly gaining ground in the United States, health authorities cautioned Wednesday, as 2 more validated cases of the coronavirus stress were recognized in Michigan.The state health department reported two more cases of the version in Michigan Wednesday– both in Genesee County– bringing the total of known cases so far to 3.” My guess is that omicron will become the dominant version in early January 2022,” stated Dennis Cunningham, Henry Ford Health Systems medical director of infection control and avoidance.

“Therefore, taken together with our current studies showing that the omicron variation can partially escape immunity from vaccines and past infection, the general danger from omicron variation is likely to be really substantial.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says said the omicron variation has actually now been reported in at least 36 states and 75 countries.– Christine Spolar, Mark Kreidler and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health NewsMichigan gets more omicron cases, dominant stress by January?The omicron version is rapidly gaining ground in the United States, health officials alerted Wednesday, as 2 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus strain were recognized in Michigan.The state health department reported 2 more cases of the variant in Michigan Wednesday– both in Genesee County– bringing the overall of known cases so far to 3.