Even small percentages of the highly viral Omicron variant would add up to big numbers of cases overall. Photo: AP
Even small percentages of the highly viral Omicron variant would add up to big numbers of cases overall. Photo: AP

Why the rapid spread of ‘mild’ Omicron is cause for alarm

  • The coronavirus variant’s high rate of transmission has scientists worried that health care systems will be overwhelmed
  • They also warn it is still too early to tell how dangerous the latest strain of the virus may be to vulnerable groups

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Even small percentages of the highly viral Omicron variant would add up to big numbers of cases overall. Photo: AP
Even small percentages of the highly viral Omicron variant would add up to big numbers of cases overall. Photo: AP
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