COVID-19 Omicron Variant
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Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increasing wave of infections in the UK. The wall of immunity put up by vaccinations and previous infections is not as strong as it once was. So, what happens next?
Research says Omicron lasts much longer on surfaces than other variants – but disinfecting still works.5 min read
We can’t say whether longer Omicron survivability on surfaces relates to a greater risk of infection. But it is of public health significance to know that wiping down surfaces and hand sanitising with disinfectants are effective methods of killing live virus.
The views of experts and health professionals on whether there is cause for concern as COVID case numbers are rising again, the risk of a new variant to show up, the situation in schools and long COVID.
There is no going back to a pre-pandemic normal – only forward to a new one. The world pre-2020 no longer exists.