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Omicron cases could fall as quickly as they rose in the US — new models suggest daily infections may have already hit their max

People take COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing site in New York City on December 7, 2021.Reuters/Brendan McDermid Omicron cases could be peaking roughly a month after they started rising in the US, models suggest. Disease experts predict that cases could fall back down as quickly as they rose. By the end of the wave, Omicron may have infected "a substantial fraction," if not a majority, of the US. Omicron appears to take a swifter, sharper course than its predecessors: Cases of the variant tend...
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As Omicron becomes the dominant variant, the US is averaging 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Omicron now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US, new CDC data says. The variant seems more transmissible than other strains, with cases doubling every 2 to 3 days. Disease experts anticipate a swift, punishing wave of infections this winter. The Omicron variant now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US — up from 23% of cases last week, according to new d...
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The Omicron wave looks swift and painful — some scientists expect US cases to peak in January and bottom out in March

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The US Omicron wave could peak sharply in January, then bottom out in March, new models suggest.  Omicron could represent the swiftest outbreak in the US to date, lasting no more than three months. But hospitalizations and deaths are still expected to rise as the variant becomes more widespread. Almost as quickly as the Omicron variant tore through the US, some scie...
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Full hospitals, mild cases: What an Omicron wave could look like in the US this winter

President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the Omicron COVID-19 variant at the White House on November 29, 2021.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The Omicron variant could become dominant in the US this winter, some disease experts predict. An Omicron wave may bring mild cases, but lead to more hospitalizations, early data suggests. Holiday gatherings could fuel transmission, while unvaccinated people may strain hospital capacity. With Omicron cases doubling roughly every two days, US publi...
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Coronavirus vaccines are more extraordinary in the real world than in trials - even in the face of variants

A physician injects a patient with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines are proving just as effective in real life as they were in clinical trials. That indicates that the vaccines are holding up well against variants. In Pfizer's case, the shot also seems to yield fewer side effects than in clinical trials. See more stories on Insider's business page. By the time coronavirus vaccines were rolled out to the public, tens o...
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Coronavirus vaccines are exceeding expectations in the real world - even in the face of variants

A physician injects a patient with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines are proving just as effective in real life as they were in clinical trials. That indicates that the vaccines are holding up well against variants. In Pfizer's case, the shot also seems to yield fewer side effects than in clinical trials. See more stories on Insider's business page. By the time coronavirus vaccines were rolled out to the public, tens o...
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Herd immunity in the US could be around the corner - but maintaining it is likely to be a perpetual battle

Kristine Ko, right, waits in line for her vaccine in Los Angeles on April 8, 2021. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The US could reach herd immunity in a matter of weeks or months, but the metric is a moving target. Vaccines bring the US closer to that goal. More contagious variants make it harder to reach. Maintaining herd immunity could require annual booster shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists want you to know that the threshold for herd immunity isn...
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The US and UK lead the world's coronavirus vaccinations - but they may struggle to reach herd immunity if they reopen too soon

People in England flock back to pubs and restaurants as lockdown restrictions were eased on April 12, 2021. Pietro Recchia/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The US and UK are relaxing restrictions as their vaccinations continue to ramp up. But scientists worry the countries are developing a false sense of security. More contagious variants and vaccine skepticism could still pose a barrier to herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Countries that have vaccinated ...
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Why Are Covid-19 Cases Declining So Quickly in the US?

Over the past week or two, I’ve read a number of articles and threads about why Covid-19 cases are falling so rapidly in the US. The explanations have all been somewhat unsatisfying to me. Cases have indeed dropped off quite quickly and it happened pretty uniformly all over the country. Look at the mini state graphs on the NY Times Covid page — they all look about the same. Hospitalizations and positivity rates have dropped too, so while the number of daily tests has fallen too, this appears to ...
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