‘The pandemic is still here’: California braces for Omicron even as strain from Delta continues

‘The pandemic is still here’: California braces for Omicron even as strain from Delta continues

‘The pandemic is still here’: California braces for Omicron even as strain from Delta continues

The Guardian says As health officials confirmed the first US case of the Omicron variant in California this week, the state’s rural north and Central Valley were still battling a wave of cases linked to the Delta variant and low vaccination rates.

In Siskiyou county, near the Oregon border, cases were up 245% this week and an automated message from the public health department warned officials were overwhelmed with calls linked to the latest surge. Much of the north of the state is considered at very high risk of Covid-19 transmission and in some areas, ICUs are nearly at capacity.

Public health experts caution that much remains unknown about the Omicron variant, including the severity of the illness it causes, its effect on unvaccinated people and how it responds to vaccines. But a rise in cases could further strain health systems in parts of the state struggling with Covid, despite the widespread availability of vaccines.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/03/california-omicron-delta-continues


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