These days it seems like everyone is getting Omicron, and that may be true, but the most important thing to remember is that vaccinations do make a big difference.

When my wife and I were infected with coronavirus several weeks ago, we both quarantined for over 5 days at home. We were not sure if it was the Omicron strain of COVID-19.

What we did feel good about is that we both had all of our vaccinations in check, even though we most liked got infected before we received the booster shots.

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The good news about Omicron: Hospitalization and death rates appear to be much lower compared to Delta and other strains of the virus. And vaccination continues to make a significant difference in disease outcomes, based on a study released Tuesday, Feb. 1. by the federal Centers of Disease Control.

I'm certainly not an expert and feel like most people do when it comes to COVID-19, nobody wants to get COVID-19 and even if you are careful, there's still no guarantee that you won't be infected.

Case in point: my wife and I tried really hard not to get COVID-19. We wore our masks, got all vaccinations, and still ended up most likely getting the Omicron virus. also adds:

During the first week of January, when Omicron was dominant, unvaccinated persons had infection and hospitalization rates 3.6 and 23 times higher, respectively, compared to fully vaccinated persons with a booster and 2.0 and 5.3 times higher, respectively, compared to fully vaccinated persons without a booster.

No one on this planet can tell us when this pandemic will ever end. In the meantime, please follow the CDC guidelines and hopefully you'll make it through the pandemic without getting COVID-19. Good luck!

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