COVID-19: How the Omicron variant could affect hospitalization rates in Canada

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Public health experts and officials are alarmed by the Omicron COVID-19 variant’s high number of mutations — with preliminary data showing at first an increased potential for transmissibility, a reduction in vaccine effectiveness and increased reinfection.

The drugmakers behind the COVID-19 vaccines are closely watching this mutation of the virus, as they already know the Delta variant can cause breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated people.

As Sarah Komadina reports, hospitalization rates will be key in understanding whether this new variant poses a problem.

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