Preliminary laboratory data hint at what makes Omicron the most superspreading variant yet

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2021
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Omicron is now in 77 countries, and moving faster than any previous strain of the coronavirus. In the U.K., where Omicron cases are doubling every two days, scientists believe it is behind this week’s record-setting surge in new infections. The new variant is already causing about 13% of cases in New York and Washington states, just two weeks after Omicron was first detected in the U.S. Nationwide, it is hovering around 3% of total cases, but Omicron is rapidly eating into Delta’s dominance. And with insufficient testing and lag times in sequencing, it has likely gained even more ground than these...

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