CNN: During Omicron, disease severity appears to be lower than during other periods of high transmission, according to CDC study


Patients hospitalized with Covid-19 had lower ICU admission, ventilator use, and death during the Omicron variant period compared to the Delta period between July to October 2021 and the first winter surge from December 2020 to February 2021. Severity of disease was also lower because of higher vaccination coverage, immunity from previous infection, and possibly lower virulence of the Omicron variant.

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