What if the Omicron variant ended Covid 19?

Detected in South Africa in November 2021, Omicron is a new variant of the coronavirus which is proving to be much more contagious.

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However, if this strain turns out to be less dangerous than the previous ones, it could help put an end to the pandemic that is raging.

The Omicron variant less contagious than the Delta

Although the appearance of the Omicron strain raises several concerns, scientists believe it is less virulent than the Delta variant. According to the first observations of South African doctors, the infected people do not present any serious symptoms, just a cold of 37.7 ° C fever and some secondary ailments which do not require hospitalization.

Scientists believe that this could therefore help the unvaccinated to become immunized without putting their health at risk.

The hope Omicron has raised among scientists

With Omicron, the highly transmissible variant currently circulating, covid 19 would come down to just a common cold. Although this theory remains valid with regard to the symptoms presented by infected people, it remains however very uncertain. So far, scientists have not been able, for the moment, to measure the dangerousness of the Omicron variant.

The discovery of crucial new information on the latter could therefore help to develop an effective remedy.

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