Omicron Variant In US “We are in a very different and stronger place than we were a year ago. And there is no need to lock down,” according to White House representative Jeffrey Zients. Zients serves as the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator.
Furthermore, Anthony Fauci who is an American physician-scientist and immunologist. Who works as the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In addition, Mr. Fauci who is the Chief Medical Advisor to the President said at a White House briefing that, “A booster dose increases protection against symptomatic disease to 75%.” When speaking specifically about the Omicron virus today.
Though the variant is probably in all 50 states. It is a much milder form of the virus. As with any virus, the derivatives keep forming in a weaker entity. But, the syptoms are still persistent for many. However, there is a large differential between the vaccinated an the unvaccinated still.
Weekly deaths from Coronavirus are actually down 6.3% weekly. So as a nation our mortality rate is improving. Yes, the number of positive cases is increasing, but so is testing, as its the time of year when people travel and attend functions that require a test for entry.