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

Well + Good, Dec. 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

‘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.