Cases of the Omicron variant are exploding across the United States, with more than 145-thousand people hospitalized. Overall, infections are also at record levels with the U.S. averaging more than 700-thousand new cases a day. Heath officials warn the coming weeks will be the most challenging of the entire pandemic.
Even more startling, the country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says everyone could get sick.
Joining the discussion:
- Dr. William Haseltine is the chair and president of Access Health International and author of “Variants! The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19 Vaccine Evasion Reinfection.”
- Dr. Calvin Sun is an Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine.
- Joseph Williams is the Senior Managing Editor of Color of Change.
- Dr. Allison Messina is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 12, 2022
The organization says it has experienced a 10% decline in the number of people donating blood since the beginning of the pandemic, which has only gotten worse as the pandemic dragged on. #CGTNAmerica https://t.co/wU2I4bYjcU
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 12, 2022