Remember the omicron panic? We now know that the fact that something spreads fast and is resistant to certain vaccines does not mean the virus is cause for major concern. The only thing that matters is if the virus is causing serious medical issues or not. Omicron certainly will get you to feel sick for a few days or weeks, but it rarely sends people to the hospital.
The news is desperate to keep up with the traffic so expect them to take news like this and cause panic.