Cause for optimism?
Lately I've been watching Dr John Campbell provide some detail analysis on the Omicron variant global progression on his YouTube channel and what the numbers show so far is cause for some optimism. Yes, the variant is far more contagious than Delta however it appears to be less virulent and hospitalizations and deaths are not significantly up despite the much greater infection rates. Hence, unless you have underlying comorbidity, your chances of not winding up in hospital are very high (assuming you are vaccinated of course).Many doctors are now telling their patients that if you have strong cold or flu symptoms assume it's COVID and look after yourself. Knowing human nature however, some will flock to emergency rooms at the first hint of sore throat. It never fails.