UCSF doctor predicts COVID could be 'like the flu' by early February

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- While Omicron is spreading fast in the Bay Area, there are reasons to remain hopeful.

In a series of upbeat tweets, top UCSF doctor Bob Wachter said there are some positive trends peeking out from behind the fog of gloom.

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He says we could quote "be in good, maybe even great shape" in six to eight weeks.

By early February, Wachter says COVID could be more like the flu, with a majority of the U.S. protected by vaccines or antibodies.

He says vaccines are preventing hospitalizations and key treatments like new oral anti-viral pills hold great hope.

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