‘I’m an epidemiologist, and this is what we know about Omicron so far’

To help answer your most pressing omicron variant questions, we asked two experts—Karen Edwards, PhD, a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, and Sri Banerjee, MD, PhD … to explain what the medical community understands about omicron thus far. … “[Omicron] may even be more efficient at transmitting itself, and it may surpass Delta—but we just don’t know yet, and that’s why this is a variant of concern,” says Edwards.