23. 12. 2021 11:42 | London / c
Data were evaluated in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
new variable Corona Virus The omicron was first recorded in South Africa, and spread rapidly in the world. The UK has reported the most cases except for South Africa. The researchers evaluated data collected on infected oomicrons and found that this variant is more contagious, but less dangerous than hospitalization. But it is still true that vaccination will protect you more from the Corona virus.
A British study published by scientists from the Royal University of London, states that people with omicron are 40 percent less likely to be hospitalized for more than one day. The risk with any hospitalization is 15-20 percent lower. In the case of reinfection (re-infection), the risk is up to 50-60 percent lower. In this case, Omikron was compared with the delta variant.
South African researchers say less than 70 percent of their population is less likely to be hospitalized, he said BBC. But he has one trick. Although the risk of contracting a more severe course of COVID-19 is lower, the omicron variant is more contagious and spreads rapidly. So the researchers warn that the burden on the health system may be similar to previous waves of the epidemic.
The results of this study will be used to create mathematical models that predict the amount of omicron that will burden hospitals in Europe and what other effects the new wave of the epidemic will have.
Commenting on the results, Professor Azra Ghani of Imperial College London said: “Although the reduction in hospitalization in the omicron variant is reassuring, the risk of infection remains high. A booster dose is the best protection against infection and hospitalization.”
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