Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health] said he expects fewer fatalities than during last winter’s or summer’s surges. “Omicron is a milder beast, but we’re not getting off scott-free,” he said, adding that predictions are difficult to make. “Omicron is less predictable than previous variants, which weren’t predictable in the first place,” Noymer said.
Orange County reports 18,927 new positive COVID tests since Friday
Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Jan. 24, 2022
January 24, 2022