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What the next pandemic phase means for case numbers, hospitalizations and the economy

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What an omicron hospitalization looks like

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Omicron hits Seattle's Harborview Medical Center harder than other surges

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People and cars line up outside Boston Medical Center near the emergency room, where COVID-19 testing was taking place, on Jan. 3. Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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As the omicron surge overwhelms emergency rooms, hospitals can't keep up

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A medical worker puts on a mask before entering a negative pressure room with a COVID-19 patient in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., last week. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Deaths tend to increase as hospitals fill. And hospitals are overflowing due to COVID

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A commuter masks up for a bus ride in Liverpool, England. The omicron variant of the coronavirus has surged in the U.K. and is now dominant in the U.S. as well. There's now data indicating just how severe its symptoms might be. Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What we know about the symptoms — and the severity — of the omicron variant

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Scientists explore how omicron symptoms differ from other COVID signs

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Experts say Biden's plan to help hospitals deal with COVID surge isn't enough

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U.S. Army critical care nurse Capt. Edward Rauch Jr. leaves notes on the door of a COVID-19 patient who is on a ventilator at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospitals are still reeling from delta as omicron cases start to multiply

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