Signs Point to the Omicron Variant Being Past its Peak

Feb 1, 2022

Latest Mutation of Covid-19 – Stealth Omicron

Dr. Michael Hirsh called into Talk of the Commonwealth with Hank Stolz to update listeners on where we stand with the pandemic at the end of January. Dr. Hirsh warned that the latest mutation of Covid-19 – Stealth Omicron – is beginning to show up and is highly contagious.  Signs point to the Omicron variant being past its peak in Central MA but hospitals are still feeling the crunch. Case numbers are still high even with the decline so the executive orders, such as keeping all city meetings virtual, will remain in effect until February 6th and will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

About Dr. Michael Hirsh

Dr. Michael Hirsh is the city of Worcester Medical Director.  He is the assistant provost for wellness and health at UMass/Memorial, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. 


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