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Omicron Patients Pack U.S. Hospitals, Risking Peak Beyond 2020’s

  • Demand for beds may not see crest before mid-February
  • Milder symptoms are landing fewer patients in intensive care
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2022 Brings More Covid Pain
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Though the omicron variant tends to be milder, it is spreading so explosively across the U.S. that many hospitals expect it to rival or surpass previous records for admitting Covid patients.

Hospitals are bracing for a continuous rise in Covid-related bed demand for the month ahead, according to models from several facilities around the country.