The end of the Omicron wave is in sight

Yes, but: While cases are beginning to fall in the East Coast cities that were among the first to see the variant take hold, Omicron likely hasn’t peaked yet in other parts of the U.S.

“In this country as a whole, it might take a while longer to resolve this surge,” in comparison to South Africa or the U.K., Dan Barouch, director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, told Axios.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned over the weekend that a “national peak” hasn’t been reached yet, urging caution as hospitalizations continue to strain health systems, the Washington Post reported.