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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?
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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?
My next question is,,,; If the Omicron is less serious and deadly, then why do we still have overflowing hospitals and 1,200 dead per day being reported?
Both statements come from government sources.
One or the other is a lie.
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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?

Good question. I'm curious about that also.
My next question is,,,; If the Omicron is less serious and deadly, then why do we still have overflowing hospitals and 1,200 dead per day being reported?
Both statements come from government sources.
One or the other is a lie.
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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?
You heard wrong. The rates of hospitalization and death from Omicron are lower than from Delta, but because the numbers of cases are so high, the total number of people ending up in the hospital is actually going up.

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March.

The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has been trending upward since mid-November, reaching nearly 1,700 on Jan. 17 ó still below the peak of 3,300 in January 2021. COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents started rising slightly two weeks ago, although still at a rate 10 times less than last year before most residents were vaccinated.

Despite signs omicron causes milder disease on average, the unprecedented level of infection spreading through the country, with cases still soaring in many states, means many vulnerable people will become severely sick.
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You heard wrong. The rates of hospitalization and death from Omicron are lower than from Delta, but because the numbers of cases are so high, the total number of people ending up in the hospital is actually going up.



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COVID is still killing around 2,000 Americans every day. Saying that itís no more serious than the common cold is a dangerous lie.
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COVID is still killing around 2,000 Americans every day. Saying that itís no more serious than the common cold is a dangerous lie.
Far less than heart disease and cancer daily....

COVID-19 was the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. in November 2021

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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?
It means some politicians and assorted con artists are profiting from them, is my opinion.
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I have heard--variously--that the Omicron variant of Covid accounts for about 98 or 99 percent of all new cases. (The Delta variant is rather rare.)

I have also heard that Omicron results in almost no one being hospitalized--or killed--and that it is really no more serious than the common cold.

If both of these are true, why, then, the rabid desire to ensure plenty of self-test kits?
I see two reasons:
1. To keep spreading fear about a cold that has a higher survival rate than the flu.
2. To make a profit.
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Far less than heart disease and cancer daily....

COVID-19 was the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. in November 2021

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...scdjs5mMNge0SS
Neither of which is comparable to a cold, either. The OP is clueless about the risks from Omicron. It will kill tens of thousands of Americans over the next month or so.
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