This winter’s wave of deaths in older people belied the Omicron variant’s apparent mildness. Despite high levels of vaccination among older people, Covid killed them at vastly higher rates during this winter’s wave than it did last year.

Almost as many Americans 65 and older died in four months of the Omicron surge as did in six months of the Delta wave.

The Omicron wave was deadlier than delta for older people in U. S.

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