With officials Sunday painting a grim picture of a winter in which the Omicron variant spreads with terrifying speed, California hospitals are trying to do what they can to prepare for the weeks and months next month.
Public health officials are expecting some kind of new infection to sweep through the winter, and depending on how big it is, that could tax the hospital system in a way that’s never been seen before. from the summer spike in Delta.
Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser on the pandemic, on Sunday said the nation should prepare for a spike in hospitalizations and deaths, especially in areas with high rates. Vaccination is low, because of the significant spread of Omicron.
“We’re going to see a significant strain in some parts of the country on the hospital system, especially in areas where you have low immunization levels,” he told CNN.
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