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Don’t underestimate Omicron – especially if you’re unvaccinated

But the news isn’t as good as it may seem. Rapid increases in cases are leading to increases in hospitalizations and deaths, especially among the unvaccinated, and may continue to increase for several weeks, even after case numbers start to decline. The huge jump in cases is already stressing our health system past capacity, as sick people flood doctors’ offices and hospitals that are understaffed because health workers are also falling ill from Covid-19 and unable to work. — January 21, 2022, Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. Shama Cash-Goldwasser

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