It’s an estimate. We have no idea whether it equates to reality. But it does indicate that the narrative has changed.
These numbers come from Bill Gates’ tricky Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. If memory serves, he supported the creation of this institute 100%. Johns Hopkins has supported the estimate:
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that about three out of four people in the United States will have been infected by omicron by the end of the surge.
Which makes the publication of this number even more intriguing. This is the new Truth. Anything else may be branded as “misinformation.”