Wisconsin COVID patients pack hospitals, no omicron yet

Patients with COVID-19, most of them unvaccinated, are packing Wisconsin hospitals at levels not seen for a year, a worrying development even before the new omicron variant has been detected in the state, health care leaders said Thursday.

Omicron COVID variant, UW Health urges vaccine

Researchers are still working on figuring out if the current crop of COVID vaccines is effective against the omicron variant, and it's not a matter of if but when the variant will be identified in the U.S.