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Director of Ontario's predicts nearly everyone will contract the latest COVID-19 variant

A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is in Michigan and 45 of 50 states in the U.S. It’s also present across the border in Canada.

It’s more contagious than the Delta strain which has already caused a prolonged 4th wave of infections in Michigan.

Doctor Peter Jüni is the Scientific Director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory table. He predicts Omicron will likely infect almost everyone.

“Within the next six to eight weeks statistically speaking nearly all of us will just have experienced an infection”

Jüni says people should get vaccine booster shot as soon as possible. He says the major concern from Omicron is that it will give unvaccinated people severe infections who will then overwhelm I.C.U.’s and exhaust health care workers.