Data reports for worldwide, national, and South Dakota COVID-19 data. Once a week I try to give an Epi 101 Mini-Lesson to clarify misunderstandings that are out there. Check the archives if you want to see mini-lessons from previous weeks and contact me if you would like a particular topic covered.

Dec 1, 2021: COVID Weekly Update, Omicron & South Dakota Deaths

A few things about the Omicron variant* November 26th – the WHO designated the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) a variant of concern A large number of mutations in the spike protein – may be more transmissible and associated with ‘immune escape.’ Main uncertainties: How transmissible the variant is Whether any increases are related to immune escapeContinue reading “Dec 1, 2021: COVID Weekly Update, Omicron & South Dakota Deaths”


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