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Omicron drives US deaths higher than in fall’s delta wave

AP, Jan. 27, 2022

January 27, 2022

Omicron drives US deaths higher than in fall’s delta wave

“Omicron will push us over a million deaths,” said Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine. “That will cause a lot of soul searching. There will be a lot of discussion about what we could have done differently, how many of the deaths were preventable.”