US warned about impending ‘enormous surge’ of Covid cases — Analysis

The US is facing as many as 140 million new Covid cases in the first two months of 2022, according to a new scientific model that warns the nation should be “expecting an enormous surge in infections” due to Omicron.

New data released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine warns the US could see a peak of 2.8 million new infections per day.

“We are expecting an enormous surge in infections,”Chris Murray, director of IHME said that the IHME was responsible for this. “enormous spread of Omicron.” Unveiling the institute’s forecast, Murray claimed that its experts expect 60% of the US will be infected with Omicron “in the next two to three months.”

Murray admitted that while the virus could be spreading throughout America, Murray said it is possible for more than 90% to not experience symptoms. In fact, there have been around 400,000 reports of cases.

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Murray stated that despite the Omicron strain spreading quickly, data still shows the strain. “is probably at least 10 times less severe”It is less common than seasonal flu and therefore unlikely to cause a spike in hospitalizations.

Murray may be confident about his estimate, however not all medical experts agree that Omicron will become widespread. According to Professor Julie Swann, North Carolina State University’s professor, Omicron could still be widespread. “potential outcome,”It is “not certain”It is likely that this new variant will spread as widely as expected.

To control spread of this new strain, US President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that 500,000,000 free home testing will be provided by his administration to identify potential cases and prevent them from spreading.

According to Johns Hopkins University tracking data, the US has had more than 51.8 million cases confirmed of Covid in the United States since the outbreak.

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