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All suggest that the observed reduction in severity is very likely due to the fact that a much larger proportion of omicron cases are people with prior infection.
Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t.5 min read
It’s too early to say whether the newly identified Omicron variant is going to overtake Delta. But particular mutations in the new strain have researchers deeply concerned.
Given the potential threat of Omicron, it makes sense to assume a worst-case scenario and plan for this, rather than respond too late.
The latest REACT-1 study shows what many experts and health professionals feared would happen in the UK without mitigations: a higher number of infections in households with children is driving the rise of infection in the 65+ age group. Analysis of the REACT-1 study results by Dr Deepti Gurdasani.