The Washington Post reports:
The rapid surge of omicron infections in the United States may be relatively brief, measured in weeks rather than months, according to infectious-disease experts who have been astonished by the speed of the coronavirus variant’s spread — and who are hoping this wave ebbs just as quickly.
The idea of a rapid peak and swift decline has a precedent in South Africa, the country that revealed the presence of omicron in late November. Cases there spiked quickly and then dropped with unexpected speed after only a modest rise in hospitalizations. Some forecasts suggest coronavirus infections could peak by mid-January.
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Omicron surge could reach its U.S. peak in mid-January, experts say https://t.co/EN0zHH5ZMI
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