An analysis of available data using models from the United Kingdom indicates Washington will run out of hospital resources by Jan 15.
Seattle joins Miami and New York as new COVID cases surge 32% over the weekend.
Trevor Bedford predicts 50 percent of the United States will catch Omicron as official await a tidal wave of new cases.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
Cases are holding steady in Washington while leaders in Europe express growing concern over rapidly increasing hospitalizations.
A new study found that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines perform poorly without a booster.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
Cassie Sauer, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association states, "I think that there is almost no chance that it's not [here.]"
Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
Travel returns to normal for Thanksgiving which is fueling worry that an explosion of new cases is coming.