The Omicron covid variant is not as widespread as the CDC previously made Americans believe.
The agency said on December 20th that 73% of COVID-19 cases in the United States were the Omicron variant, up from just 0.7% two weeks before. Now, that figure was revised all the way down to the 22.5% number.
CDC estimates of circulating variants including week of 12/25. Notably week of 12/18 estimate of Omicron revised from ~73% to 22.5% (just a tad different!).
Now saying 58.6% of variants are Omicron nationwide. 1/ pic.twitter.com/duYpLSEXQm
— Jason Gallagher (@JGPharmD) December 28, 2021
The data for December 12 to December 18 was changed when the CDC announced new data for the new week, December 19 to December 25. Instead of Omicron becoming dominant between December 12 and December 18, Delta was still dominant this time, making up 77% of the cases.
Now, according to the newest estimate for the week of December 19 to December 25, Omicron is dominant. It is still only around 58.6% of cases, though, not the high 73% it was once reported as.
The numbers might have been changed because not all COVID-19 cases in the country are checked to determine which variant they are, so the CDC can only guess based on the current cases that are sequenced and given to the agency.
Omicron is most prominent today in the Health and Human Services area 2 (NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and area 6 (Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas). There are two areas where Delta is still the top variant: area 1 (Maine, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont) and area 7 (Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska).
The new data means that Omicron could still have more ability to spread than was previously thought. While the variant is not as severe as prior strains of the virus, it is thought to be more contagious and could more easily infect vaccinated people or naturally immune people. At least, this is according to the mainstream covid “experts” and the mainstream media. The truth may never be known.
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Author: Blake Ambrose