On January 3rd, 2022, the Omicron Covid-19 set the US single-day Covid-19 case record by infecting over 1 million Americans. Although Omicron peaked quickly afterward, the Centers for Disease Control still estimates the variant caused nearly 525,000 new cases as of January 28th.
Thankfully, compared to other Covid variants, patients are much less likely to die or become hospitalized from an Omicron infection. However, Omicron’s transmutability has still resulted in a considerable amount of hospitalization. Sadly, children are more likely to be hospitalized with Omicron than other variants. Widespread cases burden US hospitals, many of which are reaching capacity and struggling