Washington: American epidemiologist Anthony Fauzi says Omicron’s disease severity is lower than the Delta variant. However, he cautioned against drawing any conclusions based on the initial information available about Omikron.
The Omicron variety is widespread in South Africa. But the number of hospital admissions in these areas has not increased alarmingly. “As far as we know, Omicron does not seem to be the most serious virus,” Fawzi said.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Fawzi also warned that care should be taken not to draw such conclusions based on the information obtained in the first instance.
At the same time, the Singapore Ministry of Health states that Omicron is more contagious than previous variants and is more likely to re-infect patients. It is thought that the Omicron variant may be more rapidly affected in those who have recovered from Kovid. Such a conclusion is based on data initially available from around the world.
Studies are still being done on the effectiveness of existing vaccines against the Omicron variant. But researchers around the world believe that Kovid vaccines could reduce the severity of the disease in people with omicron, according to the Singapore Health Ministry.
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