New data on the Omicron strain. What scientists say about the latest version of the SRS-CoV-2 virus

According to researchers, at the moment, humanity is at its best during the pandemic: the Omicron strain does not seem to make people as bad as Delta, writes Business Insider.

South African doctors first noticed the trend in November, and the pattern seems to hold as the new strain spreads to Europe and North America, writes ZF.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted earlier this month that most cases of Omicron in the United States produced relatively mild symptoms, including coughing, fatigue, congestion, and runny nose. Headaches, fatigue, runny nose, sore throat and sneezing are also the most important symptoms of Omicron reported in the Zoe COVID-19 symptom tracker, a smartphone app that records how hundreds of thousands of people in the sea feel. Britain.

In addition, the rapid spread of Omicron does not appear to increase hospitalizations as much as previous strains. A report from Imperial College London on Wednesday found that people infected with Omicron had a 20-25% lower risk of being hospitalized than those infected with Delta.

However, scientists are still wondering if Omicron is inherently less virulent or if previous vaccines and infections simply prevent more people from becoming seriously ill.

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