Omicron, we hardly knew ya’:
Omicron waves appear to slow in New York City, other major metropolitan areas https://t.co/D7gAjgsY6q
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 13, 2022
This is good news:
New York's positivity rate slipping. Coronavirus levels plunging in Boston wastewater. ER visits declining along I-95 states.
— Fenit Nirappil (@FenitN) January 12, 2022
The same thing appears to be happening in the UK, too:
Omicron wave appears to have peaked in the U.K., a WSJ analysis of data suggests, fueling hope the variant’s impact may be brief https://t.co/ISnoJWKkvR
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) January 13, 2022
It’s almost as if this is what viruses do:
“You got a picture of an East Coast that’s rapidly improving, a Southeast that’s not far behind, a Midwest that’s maybe a week behind the East Coast while the West Coast has not yet peaked …. Our assessment is we have likely peaked as a country.” https://t.co/2kxMZhBonF
— Debbi Wilgoren (@DebbiWilgoren) January 13, 2022
Exit question: Will the Biden administration have the website up for free tests before the wave is officially over?
“Omicron is more like a flash flood than a wave. It goes to enormously high levels very quickly and then, based on other parts of the world, may come down very quickly,” said Tom Frieden, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director https://t.co/84jBhiysuV
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) January 13, 2022