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For Omicron, It Will Be Hospitalizations and Deaths

There are too many cases to count.

Omicron cases are soaring everywhere. The only “initial good news” is that people don’t seem to be getting as sick as they did with the delta variant.

While that is good news and there are now some anti-viral pill medications entering the marketplace, having been approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there could still be trouble ahead.

The pure physical number of omicron cases could drive hospitalizations way up, even surpassing the levels we saw last winter. More hospitalizations will likely lead to more deaths.

Speaking of deaths, we know that about 75 percent of those who have died were older. Still, 800,000 deaths and counting is not a number we should be proud of as a nation. We are leading the world in deaths based on the percentage of the general population. That makes us “exceptional” in a not-so-good way.

The current death count is at 814,000 with more deaths being added every day. We will be at 900,000 in about 60 days. I am confident that the history books will record over 1 million deaths in the U.S. before the pandemic ends.

As I write this on Dec. 24, Merry Christmas and I hope you are triple vaccinated/fully vaccinated to avoid becoming seriously ill should you contract the disease.
Disaster Zone by Eric Holdeman is dedicated to sharing information about the world of emergency management and homeland security.