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It spreads like wildfire: how to exit the Omicron surge remains a puzzle

Eilish O'Regan


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David Nabarro, Covid-19 special envoy for the WHO

David Nabarro, Covid-19 special envoy for the WHO

David Nabarro, Covid-19 special envoy for the WHO

Omicron may be conquering the world but many Covid-watchers in Ireland and abroad are buoyed by reports that, although it spreads like wildfire, it is much less likely to land someone in hospital or intensive care.

It is an indication of how desperate we are for some optimism at this stage in the pandemic that we can still see a ray of light as daily cases breach 26,000, hospitalisations hit more than 1,000 and 89 patients lie seriously ill in intensive care with Covid-19.


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