Morning Jolt: What to Watch for during the Omicron Wave

Welcome back. I hope you had a terrific Christmas holiday. The nation's big newspapers are breathlessly reporting about record Covid-19 case numbers in certain states, but that's not the problem to watch. No, the problem to watch is how hospitals are coping with patients from the Omicron wave, their own preexisting staffing shortages, and their own staff catching Omicron and needing to stay home. Also, the Washington Post would now like to assure you that catching Covid-19 is not a character defect or a sign that you have poor judgment.

'Three Days after Christmas, Here Comes the Next Wave'

"The highly transmissible Omicron variant is sending daily caseloads in parts of the United States soaring to levels higher than last winter's pandemic peak," warns the New York Times. "Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico are among the areas that have reported more coronavirus cases in the past week than in any other seven-day period, data show."

(What, none of those states ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 27 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 27 2021
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What to Watch for during the Omicron Wave

Welcome back. I hope you had a terrific Christmas holiday. The nation's big newspapers are breathlessly reporting about record Covid-19 case numbers in certain states, but that's not the problem to watch. No, the problem to watch is how hospitals are coping with patients from the Omicron wave, their own preexisting staffing shortages, and their own staff catching Omicron and needing to stay home. Also, the Washington Post would now like to assure you that catching Covid-19 is not a character defect or a sign that you have poor judgment.

'Three Days after Christmas, Here Comes the Next Wave'

"The highly transmissible Omicron variant is sending daily caseloads in parts of the United States soaring to levels higher than last winter's pandemic peak," warns the New York Times. "Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico are among the areas that have reported more coronavirus cases in the past week than in any other seven-day period, data show."

(What, none of those states ...   READ MORE

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