Study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated

Study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated

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Bahrain
  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: Gulf Insider
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Bahrain
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Study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated

Unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus may be less prone to severe illness and requiring hospital care or dying than was the case with previous variants, a South African study showed on Friday.

Omicron globally has tended to cause less severe disease, and proportionally fewer hospital admissions and deaths, than previous variants.

In the Omicron-driven wave, severe Covid-19 outcomes were reduced mostly due to protection conferred by prior infection and/or vaccination, but intrinsically reduced virulence may account for an approximately 25 per cent reduced risk of severe hospitalisation or death compared to Delta

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