80% of US Confirmed Covid Omicron Cases Are Vaccinated People
No deaths from Omicron have been reported anywhere in the world since Omicron was identified by South Africa scientists last month.
Early data indicates the variant, when compared to earlier strains, transmits more easily, can better evade the protection bestowed by vaccines, and may be able to better evade natural immunity, or protection from prior infection.
But COVID-19 cases caused by Omicron have been on average less severe.
Few U.S. patients have required hospitalization so far, according to reports from state health authorities and the CDC.