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Omicron Spreading Violently in the United States

According to new models analysed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Omicron variety is fast spreading in the United States and could peak in a major wave of infections as soon as January, according to top federal health authorities in a briefing Tuesday morning. According to the CDC, the prevalence of Omicron increased sevenfold in a single week, and at this rate, the highly mutated variation of the coronavirus could put even more burden on a health system that is already under duress in many locations as the delta variety continues its own surge.

The warning of an impending surge came despite the fact that federal officials and certain pharmaceutical executives have stated that they do not support the development of an Omicron-specific vaccination at this time. According to the evidence so far, current vaccinations combined with a booster shot are an efficient weapon against Omicron. The CDC briefing on Tuesday outlined two scenarios for how the variant may spread across the United States.

The worst-case scenario has alarmed top health authorities, who are concerned that a new wave, placed on top existing delta and influenza infections in a “triple whammy,” might overload health systems and damage communities, particularly in areas where vaccination rates are low. “I’m a lot more concerned now.” “I’m concerned,” Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said during the conference call.

He said the CDC, which is known for being careful in its messaging, advised public health authorities that “we have to get people ready for this.” He highlighted that, if the Omicron spike occurs as predicted, it will occur when Delta continues its onslaught and at a time of year when influenza cases typically peak.

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