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Sacramento-area health experts express cautious optimism about omicron . variant

Medical experts share a glimmer of optimism as they closely monitor the rise in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant. is the delta variant. “So far, we haven’t seen it perform badly,” said Dr Mark Vaughan of Auburn Medical Group. “At least compared to the delta variant.” Until now, there have been no reports of deaths of people known to have been infected with the omicron variant, Vaughan said. Vaughan said. one is the result of delta variation. “If you think about it, any living organism or virus… the way it’s going to be in the future is to spread and multiply to have more copies of it,” Vaughan explains. Being out can be effectively made by the virus as “easier” for those who carry it. With omicrons in the mix, the White House spoke of vaccination efforts. Week touted its highest daily total of vaccines on Wednesday since May with 2.2 million shots of COVID-19 injected into human hands. America. “Omicron is, of course, the newest thing in the picture that drives people,” says Vaughan. Vaughan explains that there are people who are fully vaccinated… come out with omicrons, fortunately, like all people with omicrons, with mild symptoms,” explains Vaughan. What he and other medical professionals will be keeping a close eye on is how many of those cases result in hospitalization or death.

Medical experts share a glimmer of optimism as they closely monitor the rise in COVID-19 cases as a result of the omicron variation.

While the variant’s transmission rate seems high, doctors think omicrons may not lead to as many deaths as the delta variant.

Dr Mark Vaughan of Auburn Medical Group said: “So far, we haven’t seen it perform badly. “At least compared to the delta variant.”

As of now, there have been no reports of deaths of people believed to have been infected with the omicron variant, Vaughan said.

“We were really worried/distracted by the possibility of it being a more deadly variant and never really thought about how easily it could go the other way,” Vaughan said.

In other words, people will have milder symptoms if they receive an omicron case of COVID-19 than a case due to the delta variant.

“If you think about it, any living thing or virus… the way it’s going to be in the future is to spread and multiply to have more copies of it,” Vaughan explains.

Getting more copies out can be effectively made by the virus as well as “easier” for those who have it.

In that sense, maybe a virus is better in that it is more contagious because it doesn’t kill its host right away.

With the omicron combination, the White House talked about vaccination efforts this week – touting the highest single-day total of vaccines on Wednesday since May with 2.2 million COVID-19 shots given. into the hands of the Americans.

People looking for boosters or protection at holiday gatherings, newly eligible children, are contributing to the total vaccine count, as well as the new variant, Vaughan said.

“Of course, Omicron is the latest in the picture that drives people,” Vaughan said.

Although it’s too early to know how effective a vaccine against omicrons is, Vaughan said the initial data is promising.

“We know that there are people who are fully immunized… who show up with omicrons, thankfully, like all people with omicrons, with mild symptoms,” explains Vaughan.

Doctors hope to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases upward after holidays because omicrons can spread more easily.

What he and other medical professionals will be keeping a close eye on is how many of those cases result in hospitalization or death.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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