Omicron makes people sick faster. Here’s what else you need to know for New Year's weekend – USA TODAY

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This would be a good New Year’s to spend at home.
Omicron makes people sick faster than earlier variants, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that confirms what many have already observed.
Although most cases of omicron appear to be relatively mild, people generally get COVID-19 symptoms just three days after being exposed to the virus, rather than about four days with delta and five or longer with the original virus, the study concludes.


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