“Omicron is clearly here. And the kind of rapid increase that we’re seeing, it’s unprecedented. In fact, I’ve been doing infectious disease research for over 20 years now and I haven’t seen any infection spread as rapidly as the Omicron variant is spreading now,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist [and associate professor of nursing] Sanghyuk Shin in a Thursday phone interview.
Orange County’s COVID hospitalizations double in a week
Voice of OC, Dec. 30, 2021
December 30, 2021