Omicron Surge: Fewer ICU patients, deaths

“Omicron is  proving to be the most contagious of the variants, but there’s also evidence that it is a milder disease,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the public health school at the University of California, Irvine. “We won’t see as many people on ventilators, or dying.” … “The delta and omicron variants are direct results of people not getting vaccinated,” Boden-Albala said. “Everyone should get vaccinated and boosted, which will help significantly in decreasing deaths and severe or acute illnesses like pneumonia.”