FoxNews.com reports that
The CDC significantly reduced its estimate for how prevalent the omicron variant of COVID-19 was in the United States earlier in December, saying on Tuesday that the omicron variant was responsible for 22.5% of all new cases for the week ending December 18 after previously saying the omicron variant was responsible for 73.2% of all new cases for the same week.
For the week ending Dec. 25, the agency says omicron accounted for 58.6% of all new cases.
Jasmine Reed, a spokesperson for the CDC, noted that there was “a wide predictive interval posted in last week’s chart,” and the downward revision was partly due to the “speed at which Omicron was increasing.”
“CDC’s models have a range, and… we’re still seeing steady increase in the proportion of Omicron,” Reed told Fox News Digital. “In some regions in the country, Omicron accounts for ~ 90% or more of cases.”
Dr. Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general in the Trump Administration, explained that the revision was likely partly due to a responder bias caused by a testing quirk with omicron called “S gene dropout,” in which one of the three target genes is not detected. When that gene is not detected, it can be an immediate marker for omicron.
“A lot of people were seeing this S dropout on the tests even before they got the follow-up genetic testing, and so those samples were disproportionately more likely to be sent in for sequencing,” Dr. Adams told Fox News Digital.
As the CDC collects more data, they can more accurately pinpoint the proportions of each variant throughout the country, according to Dr. Li Tang, an associate faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Earlier, they probably relied on a small number of available sequences. It should be also noted, although the confidence interval now is narrower, the range is still big, covering from 41.5% to 74%, suggesting large uncertainty,” Dr. Tang told Fox News Digital.
Regardless, COVID-19 cases have been surging in recent weeks, as the United States set a single-day record for new cases on Monday with 441,278 confirmed infections.
The 7-day average on Monday was 240,408, which is roughly quadruple the low of 64,206 on Oct. 24.
Omicron was most prevalent in the South, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, and the New York area in the week that ended on Dec. 25, according to CDC data.
“It’s also important for people to understand that in the grand scheme of things, they really were probably just a week or two ahead of what we’re going to see anyway, because omicron is spreading so quickly that it is going to be 73% by the time you look at this week’s or next week’s numbers,” Dr. Adams said.
If this revelation comes as a shock to you, you have been watching the Main Stream Media way too much.
Not only is the Omicron Variant the mildest variant so far, it also has been pushing out the Delta Variant.
Yes, people are still getting ill.
However, there are effective treatments for the variant out there and the mortality rate is extremely low.
What is interesting about all of this and the stand that the Democrat Elite have taken toward mandates and fascists measure is that it is beginning to backfire on them.
New York City, under Fascist Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio has the highest rate of CIVID Infection in the nation, even with Draconian measures like the banning of unvaccinated children from restaurants having been put in place.
Democratic leaders, from the White House and Capitol Hill on down to municipalities, have become absolutely drunk with power in their zeal to use the COVID-19 Variants in order to make “public Safety” decisions in order to take away personal freedoms from American Citizens while unvaccinated illegals pour into our Sovereign Nation through our Southern Border.
Even Biden admitted in a meeting with State Governors that there was “national solution to stop COVID”.
Yes. This is the same Joe Biden who promised to stop COVID-19 when he was the Democratic Presidential Candidate.
#NoPlanJoe failed again.
The Democrats appear to be desperate to turn our Constitutional Republic into a Fascist Marxist Government.
Biden is being advised to require Americans to show their Vaccine Cards in order to travel from state to state just like the National Socialist Party in required Jews to carry papers with them.
The Democrat Elite, having used the young and gullible as their New Bolsheviks since before the 2016 Presidential Election, are now acting like they are “New Nazis”.
Ain’t that a kick in the head?
“Show me your papers!”
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