The risk of hospitalization for omicron variant – of which we already know new symptoms – is 81% lower for those who have three doses of the vaccine, this new variant accounts for a third of the income due to delta. These are some of the conclusions drawn from a study carried out in a million cases of both variants (528,176 cases of omicron and 573,012 cases of delta) carried out by the United Kingdom Health Security Agencyor in collaboration with the biostatistics unit Cambridge University MRC. The study also concludes that vaccines may work well against omicron. However, scientists ask for caution and say that it is too early to draw conclusions about the severity of this new variant.
The United Kingdom is experiencing, like most European countries, an increase in coronavirus cases driven by the highly transmissible variant omicron. While hospital admissions have started to rise, the Government considers the new variant to be smoother than the delta variant. The number of patients requiring mechanical ventilation beds has remained stable, unlike the peaks experienced in previous waves of the pandemic.
In Spain, experts from the Vaccine Presentation They are working on the tenth update of the document, which plans to delay the third dose by six months for people between 40 and 59 years old who are being infected by the new form of the virus in the sixth wave. This period of time, which would be counted from the beginning of the infection, will apply to those who received the first two doses of a messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), who are the majority in this age group. In those who received the AstraZeneca serum or the Janssen single dose, the booster prick will be administered at three months. as advanced by El País.
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