What to Know About COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections as Omicron Cases Rise

Published December 16, 2021

Prevention interviews Thomas Russo, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases about breakthrough variants and the Omicron variant of COVID-19. He says “there is zero doubt” that more breakthrough infections will happen as a result of the spread of the Omicron variant. “We’re already seeing this happen,” he adds. In a separate story in Yahoo! Life on COVID-19 and the holidays, Russo says, “We’re in between the twin peaks. Omicron is spreading rapidly and there will be a bump in cases of Delta, which is still the dominant COVID-19 variant. As people interact for the holidays, cases will pile on.” Russo also spoke to WGRZ-TV for a story on how to use at-home COVID-19 tests, and to Health.com about recommended vaccines.