On December 20, 2021, the US press went wild reporting that the first omicron death had been reported in Houston Texas. It claimed the man was killed by reinfection with omicron even though he'd recovered from a previous Covid 19 illness. As it turned out, this was fake news. The county health department could not confirm that the patient died "from" omicron, but only that he had tested positive for it at some time before his death. He had underlying health conditions. www.freedomfromaddiction.libsyn.com.