Omicron reducing intensive care admissions

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Big time, (at least in the UK, not so much in the US)

Cases down, but not necessarily infections

Confirmed government case data is missing thousands of LFT results, leading to massive under-reporting.

This subtle but important change in behaviour, highlights the importance of having multiple methods to track COVID in the population.

We saw a similar rebound and second peak during the Delta wave as people relaxed more and children went back to school.


https://www.icnarc.org/Our-Audit/Audits

https://www.icnarc.org/our-audit/audi…

CDC data

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/w…

Three dose protection against omicron

ED and urgent care encounters, 82% compared to unvaccinated

Covid associated hospital admission, 90%