First Omicron Case Detected in the U.S.

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Today the CDC announced that the first U.S. case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed.

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The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health confirmed the case in a recent traveler returning from South Africa, according to a statement. They added that the individual was fully vaccinated and had "mild symptoms that are improving." Close contacts tested negative and the individual has been self-quarantining since the positive test, the agency added.

First Omicron Case Detected in the U.S.

SmilingBluEyes

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Well it was just a matter of time.

Now we wait to see how badly (or not) this will go.

NewRN'16, ADN, RN

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On 12/1/2021 at 3:26 PM, SmilingBluEyes said:

Well it was just a matter of time.

Now we wait to see how badly (or not) this will go.

Hopefully it will be a milder version * fingers crossed*, but it's definitely too early to tell.